1989 Ford pickup the ignition switch has been ripped out

Asked by GuruPBCMD Feb 16, 2022 at 12:57 PM about the 1989 Ford F-250 XL Standard Cab 4WD LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

And I started with the ignition switch being ripped out and
how do I do it

3 Answers


The switch is way down on the steering column, you will need to unbolt the column from the dash to lower it enough to get to it. If you talking about the key and cylinder, examine the housing where the key cylinder fits if it’s damaged then it would be best to just replace the entire column with a good used one.


A hot wire will power the coil and then the solenoid on the starter till it runs . You don't have any transponder or key chip . Not that complicated .

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