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2005. ford escape. Anti theft lifgt is on, blinking. Car…

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2005. ford escape. Anti theft...
2005. ford escape. Anti theft lifgt is on, blinking. Car starts and runs:) UNABLE TO REMOVE FROM IGNITION. Suggestions welcomed:) Thank you
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Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 3 months ago
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Is the theft light flashing rapidly or is it blinking once every 3 seconds?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
about every 3 sec. Once the car is running the light does not blink. Only when the car is turned off.
Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 3 months ago

Ok, that is normal.

Can you place the vehicle into park and turn the vehicle off, or will it not go into park?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
It goes into park, turns off. No problem there, just can't remove key from the ignition.
Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 3 months ago

Ok, the problem is the ignition key cylinder and housing it mounts into. We replace them as a pair. The key cylinder has to be built to match you existing key and the housing has a bolt that attaches it to the steering column. The ignition housing is not allowing the key to be removed because it breaks internally.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Would you have any idea how much that repair cost? I think the car is just to OLD :)
Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 3 months ago

Give me the VIN# ***** I can give you the price of the parts from Ford. Then you know that parts stores will be cheaper.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
1FMYU04105KA84922
Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 3 months ago

The Steering Column Lock Module as the parts department calls it is $160

The ignition key cylinder Is $40.

The labor is 2 flat rate hours.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Will this effect any other electrical problems? Just notice the radio light goes on and off, the radio still works !
Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 3 months ago

It should not effect the radio light. That may be an internal problem with the radio display.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thanks for your time.
Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 3 months ago

Your welcome. Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Very helpful, thanks
Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 3 months ago

Thank you. Your welcome.

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