I have a 2004 E250. The ignition switch actuator came apart into two pieces, so I can't operate the ignition switch with the key. The steering wheel is tilting, so I think the pin that connects the upper actuator to the bottom actuator has come loose, as I did not hear or feel it breaking. I unscrewed the ignition switch from the steering column and have been starting the van manually.
I have two questions:
Can I indefinitely continue to manually operate the ignition switch without problems?
From my reading, I would have have to disassemble the whole column to fix the actuator. Does anyone have an easier way to fix it?