1988 Ford F-150 Repair Question
F150 Turn Signal
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TURN SIGNAL & HAZARD FLASHER SWITCHES
Removal & Installation (Bronco, Pickup & Van)
1. Disconnect battery negative cable. Remove horn pad switch and steering wheel. See
STEERING WHEEL & HORN REMOVAL article in the STEERING section. Remove turn
signal switch lever by unscrewing from steering column. Remove column shroud.
2. Disconnect turn signal switch wiring connector. Remove switch assembly-to-column attaching
screws. On fixed columns, remove switch assembly from vehicle by guiding switch and
connector plug through opening in shaft socket.
3. On models with tilt column, using a wire terminal remover, disconnect wiring from connector
plug. See Fig. 1 . Record color code and location of each wire as it is removed.
Fig. 1: Removing Wires from Connector (Tilt Column Models Only)
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
4. Guide switch assembly from column though shift socket hole. On Vans with A/T, disconnect
light wire from turn signal switch harness before removing switch. To install, reverse removal
If yours has a tilt column see picture below
I have removed the turn signal switch and found the the shift lever lock rod broken. How do I get this rod out?
I need to know if it's a tilt column and if it's auto trans or manual?
It is a standard column and automatic.
I will post diagrams when I get to my home computer. 1:30 ish.
If your talking about the shift lever to change gears. there is a roll pin you just puch out (hammer and punch)IF IT'S SOMETHING ELSE TELL ME WHAT IT IS IN ONE OF THESE pictures.
The actuator rod.
IGNITION KEY HARD TO TURN IN COLD TEMPS. - NON-TILT
TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN
Reference Number(s): 90-26-12, 91-6-5, 95-23-12, Date of Issue: November 20, 1995
Superceded Bulletin(s): 91-6-5, Date of Issue: March 18, 1991, 90-26-12, Date of Issue: December
Related Ref Number(s): 90-26-12, 91-6-5, 95-23-12
IGNITION SWITCH - KEY HARD TO ROTATE IN COLD
TEMPERATURES - TRUCKS WITH FIXED (NON-TILT) STEERING
Model(s): Ford Light Truck: 1988-91 Bronco, Econoline, F Super Duty, F-150-350 Series
Medium/Heavy Truck: 1988-95 F & B Series
Bulletin No.: 95-23-12
Date: November 20, 1995
? 91-6-5 dated March 18, 1991
? 90-26-12 dated December 19, 1990
The ignition key may be hard to turn in cold temperatures on trucks equipped with fixed (non-tilt)
steering columns. This occurs because the column lock actuator may not be properly lubricated.
Lubricate the column lock actuator with silicone lubricant. Refer to the following procedures for
1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
2. Remove the steering wheel. Refer to the appropriate model year Bronco, Econoline, F-Series
Service Manual, Section 13-06 for 1988-90 models and Section 11-04A for 1991 models.
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This bulletin supersedes the following Technical Service Bulletins:
Refer to the 1991 F-FT-B 600, 700, 800 Service Manual, Section 13-06 and Section 11-04A
for 1992-95 F & B Series vehicles.
3. Remove the two (2) bolts attaching the steering column support brackets to the pedal support
4. Mark the location of the ignition switch and remove it.
5. Remove the turn signal lever and turn signal switch.
6. Remove the lock cylinder.
7. Remove and throw away the snap ring from the upper steering shaft.
8. Using a light hammer, gently tap the steering shaft until the upper bearing is loose. Remove the
9. Loosen the upper flange retention nuts until one or two threads remain engaged.
a. Pinch the nuts toward the shaft.
b. Remove the upper flange from the outer tube.
10. Remove the column lock actuator.
1. Clean the grease from the column lock actuator and upper flange using parts cleaner (F3AZ-
19579-SA) or equivalent. See Fig. 1 .
2. Apply silicone lubricant (COAZ-19553-AA) or equivalent to the column lock actuator and
upper flange where the actuator slides.
3. Install the column lock actuator into the upper flange.
4. Install the upper flange onto the outer flange.
5. Install the steering wheel onto the steering shaft and hand tighten the steering wheel nut.
6. Pull up on the steering wheel until the steering column expands about 10 mm (0.375").
7. Remove the steering wheel.
8. Press the upper bearing onto the steering shaft.
9. Install a new snap ring (DOAZ-3C610-B) on the steering shaft.
10. Using a small hammer, gently tap the steering shaft until the upper bearing is seated into the
11. Install the lock cylinder.
12. Install the turn signal switch and turn signal lever.
13. Install the ignition switch.
14. Install the two (2) bolts attaching the steering wheel bracket to the pedal bracket.
15. Install the steering wheel.
16. Connect the battery ground cable.
Metal Brake Parts Cleaner
WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under Basic Warranty Coverage.
DESCRIPTION: Lubricate Actuator.
TIME: 0.7 Hr.
DEALER CODING: BASIC PART NO.: 11582
CONDITION CODE: 41
OASIS CODES: 112000, 203000
Fig. 1: Column Lock Actuator
9a. What does it mean to "Pinch the nuts toward the shaft"?
Is there a better break down of the upper flange area?