How to Drill Out Ignition Lock Cylinder

How to Drill Out Ignition Cylinder Ford
How to Drill Out Ignition Cylinder Ford

The ignition key is the main tool to remove an ignition lock cylinder ford. In case of emergency, drilling the lock out can be an opposition. This is counted as the last resort. It will damage sensitive components behind the cylinder. One thing you need to aware of which is the separation of the ignition switch and lock cylinder. The separation may destroy the ignition lock and the lock cylinder.

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5 Steps to Drill Out Ignition Cylinder Ford

Tools That You Need:

  1. A drill bit
  2. A pair of gloves

Step-1: First select a drill bit. Test it in the lock cylinder. Always choose a bit in smaller size than the cylinder. Hardened drill bits are the best drill. It helps to cut through the cylinder without leaving any damage. Ordinary bits may have damage because of drilling metal.

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Step-2: Secondly you have to lock the drill bit into the drill chuck. Then slowly tighten the chuck.

Step-3: Thirdly, you have to drill a starter groove. The groove should be into the lock cylinder.

Step-4: Fourthly, start the drill. Keep it on low speed. Then make a groove in the end of the lock cylinder. The hole should not be deep. It should be enough of a groove.

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Step-5: Finally, Increase the speed of the drill. Then it will drill out the lock cylinder. One thing you should keep in mind and that is do not pressure the drill. If you do that, then it will burn out the rotor inside the drill motor.

FAQs About How to drill out Ford ignition lock cylinder:

Q: Is it risky to drill out ignition cylinder ford?

Drilling out ignition cylinder ford can be risky especially when you use high speed drill. But if the speed of the drill stays in low then there would be no harm.

Q: What kinds of drill bits should we use to drill out ignition cylinder ford?

We should use hardened drill bits to cut through the cylinder. It is because hardened drills will not occur or have any damage to the drilling metal.

Q: Can we use ordinary bits to drill out ignition cylinder ford?

We should not use ordinary bits to drill out ignition cylinder ford because they may have damage. This damage may have because of the drilling metal.

Final Thoughts:

This article is for all the enthusiasts out there  who are having problem to drill out ignition cylinder ford. In this article some simple steps to solve this problem have be described clearly.