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NEED HELP i lost my keys lol
Khaled Offline
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#1
My car wont turn on becaue I dont have keys lol (shit happens) is there away to turn it on without keys? and what do i need to do to get keys thanks
1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe 5Speed
Working on restoring it and making it more powerfull

http://mystic-modders.dyndns.org/tbird.htm
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Pete D Offline
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#2
Quote:and what do i need to do to get keys thanks

regular key blanks at any key shop. TC blanks always on Ebay.

I'm not sure if the dealer can get you key codes or not.
Pete Dunham


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Ryan H Offline
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On my old car I lost the keys for about a week and just took out the steering column shroud and used a screwdriver in the ignition switch slot to start and run the car. If you take the switch out you will see how it works. There are a couple positions: start, run, and off and I think accessories is on the switch too, could be wrong.

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Ryan Harris

88 TC, 5 spd, B&M Ripper Shifter, SPEC Stage 3, Walbro 190 LPH, Kirban, K&N, 3.73 rear, KS disconnected, BCS bypassed
'88 TC Smile Walbro 255HP, Stinger FMIC, PIT BOV, Pro 5.0, Kirban, RR cam, FRPP strut tower brace, T3
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tps87turbo Offline
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Quote:Originally posted by Ryan H:
On my old car I lost the keys for about a week and just took out the steering column shroud and used a screwdriver in the ignition switch slot to start and run the car. If you take the switch out you will see how it works. There are a couple positions: start, run, and off and I think accessories is on the switch too, could be wrong.


I don't think you can remove the Key Tumbler unless its in the Run Position & push in the little locking pin. I know this for a fact cause I had to do it last week to replace the one in the Blue car as well as when I got stranded in Cecil. A locksmith is the only one who should be able to do it.

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Tony Sceia -

HIS Red 88 TC http://www.turbotbird.com/showroom/TySa_88tc.html



HERS - Blue 87 TC, fully loaded with every option, Gilies Valve, K & N Filter, 3-core Radiator, New Paint...just needs to be put back together, Interior re-done & get some exterior parts.

87 TC - Bought as a Parts Car, & will remain a parts car now that I found the blue one.
Tony Sceia -

HIS Red 88 TC
http://turbotbird.com/showroom/data_r-z/...a_88tc.php
HERS - Blue 87 TC, fully loaded with every option, Work in Progress
87 Gray TC Parts Car - Gave to BJL and is now his daily driver
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Ryan H Offline
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#5
I'm talking about the actual ignition switch. I unbolted it from the column and used the slot inside of it to operate the vehicle.

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Ryan Harris

88 TC, 5 spd, B&M Ripper Shifter, SPEC Stage 3, Walbro 190 LPH, Kirban, K&N, 3.73 rear, KS disconnected, BCS bypassed
'88 TC Smile Walbro 255HP, Stinger FMIC, PIT BOV, Pro 5.0, Kirban, RR cam, FRPP strut tower brace, T3
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Jeff K Offline
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#6
Geez, Ryan, I have done some getto repairs in my day just to get stuff running, but nothing like that! [Image: smile.gif]

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 23 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car) // 91 Topaz (daughters first car)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Pete D Offline
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#7
Ryan, how about a writeup with pictures on that?
Pete Dunham


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Khaled Offline
Member
#8
Can anyone tell me how I cant start it with wires lol or were I get the ignition (were key goes) assembly with keys

I messed the shit out of mine tryin to get it to work...

thx and plz help me
1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe 5Speed
Working on restoring it and making it more powerfull

http://mystic-modders.dyndns.org/tbird.htm
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jmthunderbirdturbo Offline
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#9
look, about 2 inches behind the lock cylynder itself(what the key goes in) is the ignition switch(what the lock cylynder moves). there are 2 tamper proof screws holding the switch on the column. you will have to disassemble the column cover(the plastic shroud). the switch will be about 3 inches long, silver and have a bunch of wires coming out of a black and white plug. take out the screws, and there will be a slot where the stud from the cylynder goes. insert a bolt or screwdriver(without damaging the plastic) and move it one direction or the other. all the way one way is start(run) and all the way the other way is ACC. one notch short of ACC is off. this will get you going till you find your keys, or have a locksmith remove your cylynder, and get a new one. do not attemp to remove the cylynder with out the keys, you WILL screw up the column, and possibly cause irrepairable damage!!!

note- both of these parts can be had at any local parts store.(the cylynder, with keys, and the electrical ignition switch.)

hope this helps,
moller
AM

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Khaled Offline
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#10
Thanks so much jmthunderbirdturbo...

it thought it would be more complex to start it...lol

once done ill have pics of my car (after i put it back together) thx and ill be back im sure with more problems
1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe 5Speed
Working on restoring it and making it more powerfull

http://mystic-modders.dyndns.org/tbird.htm
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