1AIMX00181-Ford Lincoln Mercury Ignition Lock Cylinder


2004 Ford Explorer (Built After 2/04 Production Date) Ignition Lock Cylinder

Dorman 1AIMX00181 1AIMX00181-679532-2004
Guaranteed to fit 2004 Ford Explorer

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Brand #: 924-717

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How to Replace Ignition Lock Cylinder 06-10 Ford Explorer

Created on: 2021-01-16

Learn how to correctly replace the tumblers and the ignition lock cylinder with the help of our experts in this how-to video

  1. step 1 : Removing the Ignition Lock Cylinder
    • Insert the key into the lock cylinder
    • Turn the key to the ON position
    • Push the D10 pin underneath the steering column with a pick
    • Remove the cylinder
  2. step 2 : Removing the Tumbler
    • Insert the tool into the back openings of the lock cylinder
    • Put the key in partway
    • Rotate the cylinder fully clockwise
    • Remove the door
    • Remove the cylinder without dropping the tumblers
  3. step 3 : Removing and Installing the Tumblers
    • Pull the tumblers out one by one in a staggered order and place them on the template provided as you find them in the cylinder
    • Lay out the new tumblers in the same order as the old ones
    • Insert a spring into the opening
    • Place grease on the tumbler
    • Insert the tumbler until it locks into place
    • Repeat the steps for the remaining tumblers
  4. step 4 : Installing the Tumbler
    • To test, collapse the tumblers with your finger
    • Insert the key, and see if the tumblers sit flat
    • Insert the tumbler into the cylinder
    • If it fits, remove the tumbler and apply grease
    • Reinsert the tumbler into the cylinder
    • Rotate the key hole until the tumbler seats in fully
    • Hold the backside, and test the key for rotation
  5. step 5 : Reinstalling the Ignition Cylinder
    • Align the D10 pin with the channel inside of the cylinder
    • Rotate the cylinder to the on position to compress the D10 pin
    • Test your ignition

Tools needed for replacement

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  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

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2005-2010Ford Expedition Ford Expedition Ignition Lock Cylinder
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2005-2012Ford Explorer Ford Explorer without Push Button Start Ignition Lock Cylinder
2008-2014Ford F150 Truck Ford F150 Truck Ignition Lock Cylinder
2008-2014Ford F250 Super Duty Truck Ford F250 Super Duty Truck Ignition Lock Cylinder
2008-2014Ford F350 Super Duty Truck Ford F350 Super Duty Truck Ignition Lock Cylinder
2008-2014Ford F450 Truck Ford F450 Truck Ignition Lock Cylinder
2008-2014Ford F550 Truck Ford F550 Truck Ignition Lock Cylinder
2005Ford Five Hundred Ford Five Hundred (Built Before 4/20/05 Production Date) Ignition Lock Cylinder
2005-2014Ford Mustang Ford Mustang Ignition Lock Cylinder
2011-2012Ford Taurus Ford Taurus without Push Button Start Ignition Lock Cylinder
2004Lincoln Aviator Lincoln Aviator (Built After 2/04 Production Date) Ignition Lock Cylinder
2005Lincoln Aviator Lincoln Aviator Ignition Lock Cylinder
2011-2014Lincoln MKX Lincoln MKX Ignition Lock Cylinder
2008Lincoln Mark LT Lincoln Mark LT Ignition Lock Cylinder
2004Lincoln Navigator Lincoln Navigator (Built After 2/04 Production Date) Ignition Lock Cylinder
2005-2014Lincoln Navigator Lincoln Navigator Ignition Lock Cylinder
2005Mercury Montego Mercury Montego (Built Before 4/20/05 Production Date) Ignition Lock Cylinder
2005-2010Mercury Mountaineer Mercury Mountaineer Ignition Lock Cylinder

Part Interchange

Brand Label Part Number
DIY Solutions BSS00279

This item may be interchangeable with parts from other brands with the above part numbers. This information is provided only for reference and does not guarantee that the item you are purchasing is identical to parts with part numbers from the brands listed above. To confirm that this item fits your vehicle, use the above "Check Vehicle Fit" option.

Brand #: 924-717
Product Reviews
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Easy installation!
January 16, 2018
The videos and instructions for this product were spot on; the repair timeframe was about 40 minutes, and it fixed the issue with my wife's Mercury Mountaineer. Great service / delivery and great support, thanks!
Perfect fit
February 7, 2018
Perfect fit, and came with all parts and then some. Got put together under 30 min and installed under an hour. Highly recommended to anyone
Directions were perfect.
March 25, 2018
Had a issue with my drivers seat moving when I hit a bump. I thought I was going to have to change the whole thing and have a different key but after watching the video and getting the directions with the parts everything went smooth. Very small pieces with little number on them. So far no issues and old keys work fine. Thank you
Fairly simple
April 8, 2018
Watched a video on You Tube and followed the included instructions and project was fairly simple. New lock cylinder fixed all my problems.
Easy repair
August 24, 2018
Ordered this for a 2008 Ford Explorer (Eddie Bauer). The part was a perfect fit. The video instructions made this an easy repair. Took less than an hour. Thanks!!!!
November 13, 2018
Arrived on time, exactly as described, works great! Thanks A1 Auto, your videos are informative and helped me complete the job in record time.
Keep Your Original Key
January 26, 2020
Replacing the ignition switch and matching the original tumblers was cut & dry. The hardest part was removing the switch. It seems I couldn't depress the locking latch properly. Poking a pick into a small hole & not being able to see what you're doing didn't help. Still, I'm very happy with the results.
Works great, not hard to install.
May 6, 2020
I installed this in a 2010 f-150 in less than an hour from start to finish, the instructions were easy to follow and it has worked great so far (it has been installed for about a month). Love that I didnt have to get new keys. I would recommend this to anyone.
Worth it!
June 18, 2020
I‘ve never replaced a a key cylinder before and felt like I was in unknown territory but the how to video made it easy and I save a ton of money after every place I took it said they it was $125 walk in the door or it would need a new key. 45min later and same key later I was on my way. Thanks 1A Auto
Ford Explorer ignition lock cylinder
September 17, 2020
1A Auto has saved me a lot of money especially with their low prices and how to video
Fixed my dome light coming on issue
January 12, 2021
1aauto, You guys knocked it out of the park again with a great product that was easy to install. Having a video for us weekend mechanics to follow, made this installation as smooth as possible! This new ignition lock cylinder fixed the issue I was having with my daily driver 2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer's dome light coming on when going over bumps etc. Your shipping speed was good and I'll definitely be a repeat customer!! Thanks guys
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