Ignition switch - removal and refitting
1 Disconnect the battery, undo the screws and remove the steering column lower shroud.
2 Insert the ignition key into the lock and turn it to position I.
3 Using a flat-bladed screwdriver, depress the switch retaining clip, at the same time pulling out the switch using the ignition key (see illustration).
10.3 Ignition switch removal using a screwdriver to depress the switch retaining clip - pre-1986 models
Refitting 4 Refitting is a reversal of removal, ensuring that the ignition key is in position I.
1986 models onwards
5 Disconnect the battery, undo the screws and remove the steering column lower shroud.
6 Insert the ignition key into the switch and turn it to position I.
7 Using a thin pointed tool, depress the lock spring through the access hole in the lock housing (see illustration). Pull on the key while holding the lock spring depressed, and remove the switch. It may be necessary to move the key slightly to the left and right to align the key barrel and lock housing cam, so permitting removal.
10.7 Ignition switch removal using a pointed tool to depress the lock spring - 1986 models onwards
Refitting 8 Refitting is a reversal of removal, ensuring that the ignition key is in position I.
What you should know about automotive fuels
Important safety precautions Do not overfill the fuel tank. The pressure in an overfilled tank may cause leakage and lead to fuel spray and fire. The fuel system may be under pressure. If the fue ...
Rear disc caliper - removal, overhaul and refitting
Note: Complete dismantling of the rear caliper should not be attempted unless Ford spring compressor (tool No 12-007) is available, or unless the problems likely to arise in the absence of the too ...
Hydraulic system - bleeding (conventional braking system)
Note: On cars equipped with the Anti-lock Braking System, refer to Section 23. Warning: Hydraulic fluid is poisonous; wash off immediately and thoroughly in the case of skin contact, and seek imm ...