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Old 12-07-2010, 03:06 PM   #1
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Do any of you have instructions for removal of

Rear seatback and bottoms without damaging them for a 09 sedan
Rear bumper cover
Not familiar with the 08+ sedan set up so I will let someone else get this one.

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front bumper cover too but I think I know that one. Remove grille, headlights and the little screws or plugs at the front of the fender well
I know on most of the Focus I have seen you will need to remove the headlights and grill to gain access to most of the bolts and screws. You are probably going to have a bunch of those crappy plastic push pin type of screws as well. There are also going to be bolts holding the bumper onto the fender liner. After you remove the bolts from the fender liner you should be able to pull it out a little bit to gain access to the bolts/screws that hold the bumper onto the fender. Also check to see if there is a plastic underpan going from the lower radiator support to the lower part of the bumper. I know some models came with them and others didn't. After you think you have all the screws and bolts removed slowly lift on the bumper to make sure it isn't still attached some where. If it pops right up without any hinderance that means you got everything removed.

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Oh and also the steering wheel; I remember finding a thread with a PDF around here for this one before but can't find it again
Steering wheel is held on by one nut. You are going to have to remove the airbag to gain access to this nut. First off you will want to disconnect the battery when doing this so you don't accidentally set off the airbag. There are going to be two bolts holding the airbag module onto the steering wheel that can be accessed from the back. I think they are 6mm bolt heads and are fairly easy to remove. After loosening the bolts you want to just slightly pull on the airbag but not to hard, you will see a plug that you will need to reach in and unplug to completely remove the airbag. After you get the airbag off you will see the nut. Remember the position of your steering wheel before removing it, then remove the nut. It usually takes a little wiggling to get the steering wheel off but it will come off of there with a few good pulls.

Now, just to let you know this is taken from what I know about my 2002 but I think it applies to most of the Focus lineup. Good luck and I hope this helps. If you need any better explanation just let me know.
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^ For pulling at the front bumper. Do I pull up then back or back then up?
I hate those stupid 1 way push in fasteners. Maybe I should go buy that pry tool thing to pull them out

Your info about the steering wheel leads me to think that the steering wheel can go back onto the shaft in any direction. I remember someone telling me the wheel only goes back on one specific way.
However; I did the cruise control upgrade on my car and had a dealer swap my wheel. Afterwards I noticed the wheel never sat in the middle perfectly.. I was also reassured it only goes on one way and that it being slightly crooked had nothing to do with it. Though the steering lock sort of proves it not being perfectly in the middle.
Your 2002 airbag might have a different way of attaching to the wheel though but I'll try to peek behind it tomorrow to see if there are any nuts.

Anyone else have stuff about the rear bumper and seats?
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the rear seat is bottoms are really easy, there are two little black levers on either side of the seat on the front side, you push/pull (cant remember) the lever and it releases the latch, you'll just pull up and the seat will slide right out... really simple

not sure about the backs though...
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the rear seat is bottoms are really easy, there are two little black levers on either side of the seat on the front side, you push/pull (cant remember) the lever and it releases the latch, you'll just pull up and the seat will slide right out... really simple

not sure about the backs though...
Are they the two metal Us sticking out in between the back and bottom near the center?
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The steering wheel shaft has a hexagon shape to it and the steering wheel goes directly on top of it. I was just telling you to look at the position of it when you take it off so you don't put it on cockeyed like someone that I know did. When his steering wheel is straight he is actually making a left hand turn lol. What I was meaning about the bumper is jiggle it a little at first to see if everything is loosened before you decide to pull it off. In most cases it usually can slide right out as soon as you have all the fasteners and bolts removed. There will be the crash foam underneath it as well that gives the bumper some support.
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Do I really need a steering wheel puller tool or a vice grip will suffice?
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Do I really need a steering wheel puller tool or a vice grip will suffice?
no. take the nut off and your steering wheel will pop right off. i think its a 24mm. and there is a little slack you should be able to get your wheel perfect.
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If you look closely at the picture of my steering wheel you will see the silver part. In that silver part is a hex shape hole(red arrow) which fits right over the steering shaft. No wheel puller or vice grips are needed at all. The rectangular hole(blue) above it is for the airbag plug. And if you look close enough you will see three prongs(yellow arrow) sticking up which are guide posts for the airbag. The bolts that hold the airbag on are the green arrows.

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