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2011 f150 key will not come out of ignition. How do l get

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2011 f150 key will...
2011 f150 key will not come out of ignition
JA: Is the key stripped or worn?
Customer: No
JA: Are you fixing your F150 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: How do l get key out
JA: What can I say?
Customer: You got any tips you could give me on how to remove ignition switch from my f150
JA: What can I say?
Customer: Key will not turn completely off
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Jeremy, Certified Diesel Technician/Electrician replied 1 month ago
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Can you define this a little bit more? Does the key rotate to full start and back to off, but key is jammed or the key won't turn to completely to off position?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Key will start vehicle but will not rotate all the way back to off position. Ran battery down overnight.
Ford Mechanic: Jeremy, Certified Diesel Technician/Electrician replied 1 month ago

That sounds like the switch might be jammed up or the rod that goes from the tumbler to the switch.

I you can, remove the plastic at the bottom of the steering wheel, then you will see the switch with the 2 screws holding it in. Remove them, then see if you can turn the tumbler. If so, then the switch needs to be replaced. If not, then there is an issue in that rod.

If it is the rod, then follow up that rod and see if you can see any pieces of plastic from those little slides that the rod moves on. They will occasionally break and get jammed in there.

Please let me know what you find.

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