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A. Penland
A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE
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Experience:  ASE Master Certified, ASE Advanced Gasoline Engine Performance
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I reattached a wire to my multi function switch, and I need

Customer Question

I reattached a wire to my multi function switch, and I need some advice on how to reinstall the lock. I can reinstall the lock, but there is a key sensor that I am not sure where it goes.
The way I installed it, the key chime did not quit when the key was out.
Can you please help?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

What year and model Ford are you working on?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2000 F150
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

It sounds like the key in warning chime tab is not staying in place on the steering column where the key lock cylinder inserts. It grounds when the key is inserted and sounds the warning chime.

See the picture below. The tab clips into the housing with the key cylinder removed.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.YOUR PICTURE DID THE TRICK.
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Your very welcome. Make sure it stays in place, because if it fits loose, the plastic tab is broken and the clock spring will have t be replaced.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
FAR SO GOOD. THANKS AGAIN!
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Again, you are very welcome. Thank you.