To disable airbag system. Remove battery cables for 5 minutes before commencing any repairs. Remember to have your radio code ready?(If equipped)
Removal & Installation (Cougar, Escort, Mustang, Tempo, Thunderbird, Topaz & Tracer)
Disconnect negative battery cable. On vehicles without air bag, remove horn cover and unplug horn wire connector.
On vehicles with air bag, disable air bag system. See AIR BAG RESTRAINT SYSTEM article in the ACCESSORIES/SAFETY EQUIPMENT section. Remove air bag module. Unplug clockspring connector from module.
On Cougar and Thunderbird with cruise control, unplug cruise control switch electrical connector.
On vehicles without air bag, loosen steering wheel bolt 4-6 turns. DO NOT remove bolt. On vehicles with air bag, remove bolt, remove vibration damper (if equipped), and reinstall bolt loosely.
On all models, remove steering wheel. Remove and discard steering wheel bolt. To install, reverse removal procedure. Install NEW steering wheel bolt and tighten to 23-33 ft. Lbs. (31-45 N.M). Check AIR BAG light for proper system operation.
Removal & Installation (Escort, Mustang & Tracer)
Disconnect negative battery cable. On Escort and Tracer, remove steering wheel. See STEERING WHEEL under REMOVAL & INSTALLATION. On all models, remove upper and lower shrouds.
Unplug connectors from combination switch, and remove switch from housing. To install, reverse removal procedure.
Removal & Installation (Escort & Tracer)
Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove combination switch. See COMBINATION SWITCH under REMOVAL & INSTALLATION. Unplug ignition switch connector. Remove mounting screws and ignition switch. To install, reverse removal procedure.
Friday, January 30th, 2009 AT 10:58 PM