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Hey all, with all the issues with ignition cylinders I thought I would post this as a way to help as much as possible.

We can code a new lock cylinder to match your existing keys.

The new cylinder is $49.46 and I do have to cut a key blank for $1.65 (non-pats) to test it, the one catch there is that I can not ship precut keys due to Ford policy.

Shipping a coded cylinder is fine because it won't do you any good without the keys.

I just need a VIN or key code and the fee for coding the cylinder is $20.00.

So basically it would be $78.61 coded and shipped (UPS ground) which is about $20.00 less than retail on the cylinder alone.

My details are in my sig but the number is 1-800-328-9552 ask for Steve or Mike M.

If your cylinder is jammed or completely locked up you may want to take it in for repair but if it's just starting to act up it's easy to do at home.

Cylinders that are not completely trashed can usually be lubricated and made to work quite well for quite a while, just see your local locksmith for good grease.
 

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i imagine silicone will work fine it? iv replaced 2 other ford key cylinders before (some reason its just fords lol)
 

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i imagine silicone will work fine it? iv replaced 2 other ford key cylinders before (some reason its just fords lol)
Holy old post Batman. I don't know what is "proper" to use in an ignition cylinder BUT I personally use dry lube with PTFE for all the locks around my home. Tried Graphite but it's bull****. I don't know how the hell you're suppose to get that stuff in the lock itself. Dry lube sprays as a liquid and quickly dries up and leaves a fine powdery residue that lubricates very nicely.
 

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I use a white lithium lock cylinder grease, the new cylinder kits actually include a small tube of it to use during assembly.

Works great.
 

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Mine just started acting up on Friday. It's intermittent. The car is stuck at a friends house (with the windows partially down -_-).

Is there a lube that's safe to just squirt in the key hole, to see if I can at least get it back to my place? Once it's there, I'll be able to swap the cylinder myself.

Tousley dude....if i bring you my key tomorrow, can you program me a new cylinder same day? I'll PM you as well.
 

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Mine just started acting up on Friday. It's intermittent. The car is stuck at a friends house (with the windows partially down -_-).

Is there a lube that's safe to just squirt in the key hole, to see if I can at least get it back to my place? Once it's there, I'll be able to swap the cylinder myself.

Tousley dude....if i bring you my key tomorrow, can you program me a new cylinder same day? I'll PM you as well.
We don't need your key, we just need your VIN. It'll save you time if you just call ahead with it so we can build it and have it ready for you.
 

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Have they made a replacement lock cylander yet that will not start failing after 1 week yet? I have replace a ton of these including my wifes and they all have been failing and yes I am using genuine Ford parts.
Part # SW-6285
5S4Z-11582-BB
 

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how many key's do you have on your key ring? excessive weight has been known to screw them up. thats the only reason that i could think of that they fail so often on you.
 

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Have they made a replacement lock cylander yet that will not start failing after 1 week yet? I have replace a ton of these including my wifes and they all have been failing and yes I am using genuine Ford parts.
Part # SW-6285
5S4Z-11582-BB
As far as I know the ones we have built have been staying together without any trouble.

The key is using a ton of assembly grease when you put it together.

And yes, a big heavy keychain will kill a lock cylinder very quickly.

My 2002 SVT now has 85,000 on it and I still have the original ignition cylinder in it.
 

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LT1s10 said:
Have they made a replacement lock cylander yet that will not start failing after 1 week yet? I have replace a ton of these including my wifes and they all have been failing and yes I am using genuine Ford parts.
Part # SW-6285
5S4Z-11582-BB
yes they have. there is a tsb out that has an updated lock cylinder.

tsb number is 05-21-17

and the updated lock cylinder part number in this tsb is 5S4Z-11582-BB
 

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I just had my '01 Focus at Ford for a Link Stabilizer problem. while there I had them check the ignition problem everyone is tlaking about, which I was told would be $340. I saw the post about doing it yourself and it seems pretty uncomplicated even for someone lacking in mechanical skill such as myself.

So to make a short story long the cylinder you send out, will it match the key I have now since you can't send a key out with it? probably a stupid questions, but oh well, haha

Also, being new here, i also had them check out my shifter which doesn't want to let the button depress to get it out of park. Is there a sticky or a useful post about it on ehre as well?? anyone had this problem and fixed themselves? Is it easy? cost? I was told it is the interlock solenoid for the shifter

Thanks everyone for listening to a noob here!!!!
 

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I just had my '01 Focus at Ford for a Link Stabilizer problem. while there I had them check the ignition problem everyone is tlaking about, which I was told would be $340. I saw the post about doing it yourself and it seems pretty uncomplicated even for someone lacking in mechanical skill such as myself.

So to make a short story long the cylinder you send out, will it match the key I have now since you can't send a key out with it? probably a stupid questions, but oh well, haha

Also, being new here, i also had them check out my shifter which doesn't want to let the button depress to get it out of park. Is there a sticky or a useful post about it on ehre as well?? anyone had this problem and fixed themselves? Is it easy? cost? I was told it is the interlock solenoid for the shifter

Thanks everyone for listening to a noob here!!!!
The cylinders we build will work with your existing keys.

Not sure about the shift interlock solenoid issue, The catalog asks if it's a square or round solenoid. I can also figure it out by VIN.
 

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Well first off, hello, and thanks for all of the excellent posts. Tonight I was supposed to go out and celebrate my 34th birthday..I get in my car and go to start it and the key wont even go in all the way. I messed with it till I was blue in the face...I sprayed a little lubricant on the key and got it in, but alas, it will not turn. I'm going to try to use the drill trick with a reg key as soon as I can get somewhere to get one made. Happy Birthday to me. SO is it a bad idea to go tapping on it with a hammer to see if I can get it to turn? Is position 1 far enough to get the cyl. out? Looks like I'll be giving you a call very soon....I'd hate to think that I'm going to have to drop $300 that I dont just to get this fixed...
 

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Hey all, with all the issues with ignition cylinders I thought I would post this as a way to help as much as possible.

We can code a new lock cylinder to match your existing keys.

The new cylinder is $49.46 and I do have to cut a key blank for $1.65 (non-pats) to test it, the one catch there is that I can not ship precut keys due to Ford policy.

Shipping a coded cylinder is fine because it won't do you any good without the keys.

I just need a VIN or key code and the fee for coding the cylinder is $20.00.

So basically it would be $78.61 coded and shipped (UPS ground) which is about $20.00 less than retail on the cylinder alone.

My details are in my sig but the number is 1-800-328-9552 ask for Steve or Mike M.

If your cylinder is jammed or completely locked up you may want to take it in for repair but if it's just starting to act up it's easy to do at home.

Cylinders that are not completely trashed can usually be lubricated and made to work quite well for quite a while, just see your local locksmith for good grease.
Just a note - I phoned Mike M. and he quoted me 103 and change plus shipping.

He explains that prices have gone up since the original post in this thread was made. That's OK, I just thought I'd put it in this thread so others know before they call.
 

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Hi, I bought an 02 Focus in December as a project (engine is blown). The previous owner had a problem with the ignition cylinder and bought a replacement, but the key for that cylinder is different from the doors (which use the original key); adding to the trouble is the fact that he did not have the new keys reprogrammed for the anti-theft. So in order to start the car, what he did was remove the lower steering column shroud, then he removed the sensor ring from around the cylinder, leaving it hanging alongside the cylinder. so to start the car, you have to take the old key and put it alongside the sensor ring, then put the new key into the cylinder to start the car.

To make a long story longer (!), I am aware that I can take both sets of keys, along with my title and registration, to a Ford dealer and he can program the new key. However, I would prefer to have only one set of keys for the door and ignition, so what I wish to know is if I can remove the existing cylinder and have it recoded (by either the Ford Parts dealer or a locksmith) to fit the old keys? If I can do that, does anyone know how much it would cost me?

Thanks for your help in this regard.
 

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So just wondering. Legit deal? BC my key wouldn't go in he one day. I took it to he for dealership and he said I'd need to get the new cylinder I guess BC my keys and I think my cylinder are both beat to s**t. So if I get a new cylinder I'd also need new keys. Could I have Ford make them since you can't ship keys.
 

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Thanks a bunch for this hook-up Steve and Mike M. I ordered on Monday from MI and had the new cylinder at my doorstep the next day ($approx. $16.00 for shipping). Fit my key like a glove. Installation took about 1/2 hour because I move slow. I did a search on this site for "How to change ignition cylinder" and "How to drill out ignition cylinder" and printed out all kinds of info.

I was fortunate that I did NOT have to drill out ignition cylinder.. one of the post write ups I was reading mentioned to "smack cylinder with palm of hand". I was trying to hit the ignition housing with my hand... I then popped the end of the key into the cylinder (while key is in ignition) and it freed up for me to turn key to the accessory position which then allows easy extraction.

Great price considering what it could have been if I had to resort on our local Dealer... looking at well over $200.00 not including tow truck. :)
 

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Due to circumstances beyond my control the cost of building these for you guys has gone up to $30.00 labor.

So currently with ground shipping it runs about $117.00 for a prebuilt cylinder to your door.

Still better than paying $153.00 + for an unbuilt cylinder from your local guys.
 

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My ignition cylinder took a crap on me a few months ago, had to spend 200 with a locksmith because i needed my car and didnt have time to wait.
 

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Just so everyone knows Ford only stores key codes by VIN for ten years so we can no longer get codes for 2000-2001 and a lot of 2002 model year cars.

There are still ways for us to get you a cylinder if you need one but it's not as easy as just getting the key code by VIN.
 
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