1994 Ford F-150

Electrical problem
1994 Ford F150 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 240000 miles

Can I replace the clock spring or do I need special tools?The horn is out, the airbag lites on, and no speed control.
February 25, 2009.


1.Before proceeding. Clockspring is located on steering column between steering wheel and combination switch. Disable air bag system. Leave negative battery cable disconnected. Ensure front wheels are in straight-ahead position and steering column shaft alignment mark is at 12 o'clock position.
Loosen steering wheel retaining bolt several turns.

2.Using 2-jaw puller, unseat steering wheel from steering shaft. Remove and discard steering wheel retaining bolt. Match mark steering shaft and steering wheel for reassembly. Route clockspring wiring harness through steering wheel as wheel is lifted from steering shaft
Remove steering wheel.
3.Twist tilt wheel handle and shank and remove (if equipped). Remove lower steering column shroud. Position ignition lock cylinder in RUN position. Using suitable tool, push upward on cylinder release tab through hole in lower shroud while pulling cylinder outward.
4.Carefully pry to release clips and remove lower steering column opening cover. Remove upper steering column shroud. Clockspring contains service lock to prevent accidental rotation when steering wheel is removed. If service lock is missing, apply 2 tape strips across clockspring and housing to prevent rotation.
5.Remove key-in ignition warning switch. Disconnect clockspring electrical connector and separate connector from bracket. Pry retaining clips loose and separate wire from 2 retaining clips holding wire to column. Remove clockspring, feeding wiring harness through instrument panel.


Feb 25, 2009.
It's a fairly easy job. I was worried about doing it with the airbag. Only took a couple of hours for me to do it, I wasn't in a hurry either.

May 12, 2009.