Your Vehicle: 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 L4-2.0L DOHC VIN 3
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  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable and wait one minute for the air bag backup power supply to be depleted.


  1. Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds.


  1. Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connectors.


  1. Remove the (A) screw and remove the (B) ignition switch electrical connector cover.


  1. Remove the ignition key reminder switch connector cover.


  1. NOTE: The ignition key reminder switch is an integral part of the ignition switch and cannot be replaced separately.

Remove the two ignition key reminder switch screws.


  1. Remove the ignition switch.



  1. NOTE: When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 mi) or more to relearn its strategy.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.