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How to Replace Ignition Lock Cylinder 95-96 Ford Ranger

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  1. step : Removing the Lock Cylinder (0:22)
    • Disconnect the negative cable on the battery.
    • Insert the key into the ignition and rotate it to the run position.
    • Insert a punch tool or screw driver into the hole underneath the steering wheel.
    • Feel for a clip. Push up on the clip and the lock cylinder will pull out.
  2. step : Insert the Lock Cylinder (1:41)
    • Push the lock cylinder into place until it snaps in.
    • Reconnect the negative cable on the battery.

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In this video, we show you how to replace the ignition lock cylinder on this Ford Ranger. The only tool you'll need is some type of a slender tool. I use a lineup tool or a Phillips screwdriver can work for you.

Use an adjustable wrench, loosen this nut on the battery cable and then turn the battery cable and disconnect your negative cable. In our Ranger, our problem is that our lock cylinder is really not offering us a whole lot of protection here. You can see that you can rotate it back and rotate it forward without a key in there. Sometimes what will happen also, is it will stick and as soon as you start feeling that stickiness you want to replace your lock cylinder, because eventually if that keeps going your lock cylinder could get stuck in place.

To get your lock cylinder out, rotate it to the run position, take a punch tool or you could use a Phillips screwdriver. A Phillips screwdriver is a little tougher, because it does not have this kind of flat end here. You put that right up and in and you're going through this smaller hole here and you can feel a little pin, you push it up and the lock cylinder comes right out.

Here's our original lock cylinder for this 96' Ranger. We do offer two different lock cylinders. Here's the new one, this is the early style, which is the same as what's in our truck so that's what we know that we want. There's also the later style, so it's pretty easy to tell the difference. There's a difference in this thumb area.

Now take your new lock cylinder, and you want to rotate it so you can push that pin in. That pin goes towards the bottom. Put your lock cylinder in and it locks in place. Now you can see the truck is secure again, it actually requires a key to start it up. You'll want to put your new keys obviously on your keychain. Now reconnect your negative battery cable and tighten it up and you should be all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Adjustable Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

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This part replaces:

  • Standard Motor Products US-176L
  • OE # F3DZ11582E
  • DIY Solutions BSS00266

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