Quest 1995-1996

Ignition Lock Cylinder

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Removal & Installation



Functional Lock Cylinder

Specific to:

Mercury Villager 1993-2000

Nissan Quest 1993-2000


CAUTION
Some models covered by this manual may be equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column, and instrument panel, disable the SRS.

  1. Position the vehicle with the front wheels in a straight ahead position.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
  6.  
  7. Wait at least ten minutes for the air bag back-up power supply to drain before continuing.
  8.  
  9. On 1993-95 vehicles equipped with tilt wheel, unscrew the tilt wheel handle and shank counterclockwise and remove it.
  10.  
  11. Remove the steering column shroud screws. There are three screws on 1993-95 vehicles, two screws on 1996-98 vehicles, and four screws on 1999-00 vehicles.
  12.  
  13. Remove the lower steering column shroud on 1993-95 vehicles. On 1996-00 vehicles, remove both the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
  14.  
  15. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
  16.  
  17. On 1996-00 vehicles, remove the two screws from the key-in reminder switch and position the switch aside. This is a small switch mounted to the lock cylinder housing.
  18.  
  19. Place a 1 / 8 -inch (3mm) wire pin or small drift punch in the access hole in the ignition lock cylinder housing. Depress the retaining pin while pulling on the ignition switch lock cylinder.
  20.  
  21. Pull the ignition switch lock cylinder from the column.

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    Fig. Removing the steering column shroud screws-1993-95 vehicles



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    Fig. Using a 1/8 inch (3mm) punch to depress the retaining pin while pulling out the lock cylinder-1993-95 vehicles



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    Fig. Using a 1/8 inch (3mm) punch to depress the retaining pin while pulling out the lock cylinder-1996-00 vehicles

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To install:

  1. Turn the ignition switch lock cylinder to the ON position and depress the retaining pin.
  2.  
  3. Insert the ignition switch lock cylinder into the lock cylinder housing until it is fully seated. The lock cylinder is fully seated in the housing when the retaining pin snaps into the access hole.
  4.  
  5. On 1996-00 vehicles, install the key-in reminder switch.
  6.  
  7. Install the steering column shrouds.
  8.  
  9. On 1993-95 vehicles equipped with tilt wheel, install the tilt wheel handle and shank.
  10.  
  11. Connect the battery cables, positive cable first.
  12.  

Non-Functional Lock Cylinder

Specific to:

Mercury Villager 1993-2000

Nissan Quest 1993-2000


CAUTION
Some models covered by this manual may be equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column, and instrument panel, disable the SRS.

  1. Position the vehicle with the front wheels in a straight ahead position.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
  6.  
  7. Wait at least ten minutes for the air bag back-up power supply to drain before continuing.
  8.  
  9. On 1993-95 vehicles equipped with tilt wheel, unscrew the tilt wheel handle and shank counterclockwise and remove it.
  10.  
  11. Remove the steering column shroud screws.
  12.  
  13. Remove the lower steering column shroud on 1993-95 vehicles. On 1996-00 vehicles, remove both the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
  14.  
  15. On 1996-00 vehicles, remove the two screws from the key-in reminder switch and position the switch aside.
  16.  
  17. Using a 0.125 (3.17mm) drill bit, insert the drill in the access hole of the lock cylinder housing and drill out the retaining pin.
    NOTE
    Be careful not to drill into the lock cylinder housing.

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  19. Pull out the lock cylinder.
  20.  
  21. Clean out all the metal shavings and check the housing for damage. If damaged, the housing must be replaced.
  22.  

To install:

  1. Turn the new ignition switch lock cylinder to the ON position and depress the retaining pin.
  2.  
  3. Insert the ignition switch lock cylinder into the lock cylinder housing until it is fully seated. The lock cylinder is fully seated in the housing when the retaining pin snaps into the access hole.
  4.  
  5. On 1996-00 vehicles, install the key-in reminder switch.
  6.  
  7. Install the steering column shrouds.
  8.  
  9. On 1993-95 vehicles equipped with tilt wheel, install the tilt wheel handle and shank.
  10.  
  11. Connect the battery cables, positive cable first.
  12.  

 
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