How to Replace the Ignition Switch on a Ford Taurus

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The ignition switch on a Ford Taurus sends a signal to the starter motor so that the car's engine can start. When the switch fails, you will be able to turn the ignition key but the engine won't crank. When this happens, buy a new ignition switch from a Ford dealership. Ford makes special ignition switches that are paired with an ignition key with a chip inside it.

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  • 1/8-inch punch pin

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  1. 1

    Turn the ignition key in your Taurus to the "II" position.

  2. 2

    Slide the punch pin into the access hold directly underneath the ignition switch.

  3. 3

    Push in on the punch pin while pulling the ignition switch out of the Taurus's steering column. Then remove the punch pin.

  4. 4

    Insert the new ignition switch into the steering column with the key in the "II" position. Push the switch into the column until it snaps into place. Turn the ignition key to the "Off" position.

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