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04-24-2013 02:32 AM
FordFocus2002 Anyone know how to get the steering shaft back up mine has slipped back and I can not get the steering wheel back on.
08-28-2011 07:14 PM
lumr002
Great Post

2001 Ford Focus SE Station Wagon. Hey, I used your instructions to replace my clockspring because my turn signals would not cancel. Sure enough, the black plastic tab on the clockspring that cancels the turn signals was broken off. Using your instructions, it took me only 45 minutes and that was because it was on a hot day and I took some rest breaks. Also used the Ford Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) #04-5-5 which indicates that a 9mm spacer has to be installed to prevent the problem from reoccurring. Bought the Clockspring from O'Reilleys and the spacer from the Ford dealership. Spacer costs $20 at Ford. Great instructions and great pictures....THANKS!!!
07-02-2011 12:11 AM
kris4christ2
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Originally Posted by YellerZX3 View Post
Nice write-up. I've removed the column from my car twice (need to do it again to lineup the steering wheel).
how do i disconnect the steering wheel controls in the picture i posted?
07-02-2011 12:08 AM
kris4christ2
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Originally Posted by tjr28602 View Post
I also have the B1932 diag code on my 2005 se4. It looks as if we have the same problem. I just wanted to follow up to see if you figured out how to disconnect the radio remote wires.
wow, my post was almost a year ago! sorry =/ , i didn't bother trying to fix it after i got stuck at that point (since i never got an answer from anyone). i had a lot going on, and my light is still on :) not to mention i don't have a scan tool to erase/read codes. if i remember correctly though, i may not have even safely removed all the 'reserve power' in the first place, cuz all i did was disconnect the battery; after reading up on AllData at my job, i was supposed to remove a fuse or relay too i believe.. so it's a good thing i didn't bother with it then. Good luck, and let me know if you got it working!
06-28-2011 11:18 PM
YellerZX3 Nice write-up. I've removed the column from my car twice (need to do it again to lineup the steering wheel).

I found it easier to get under the dash by removing the driver's seat and laying in the floorboard.
06-28-2011 03:53 PM
tjr28602
is your airbag issue resolved?

I also have the B1932 diag code on my 2005 se4. It looks as if we have the same problem. I just wanted to follow up to see if you figured out how to disconnect the radio remote wires.

Most importantly, did the new clockspring correct the airbag light on the dash and correct your issue. I am curious how everything ended up for you as I am about to do the same thing. Thanks for your help.

tjr28602
07-15-2009 06:42 PM
kris4christ2
Using this to (try &) fix Airbag Issue

I got a B1932/B1934 code and this is the only thing I found which explains taking the steering wheel and its pieces apart.


I have an 05 which comes with the steering wheel remote
but i can't figure out how to disconnect it! Anyone?? i can't use it either way with my aftermarket, but i don't really wanna break it =p



for now, the bottom shroud is kinda just hanging there on the remote wires..


now when i unbolt the airbag, it seems like there's a little clip or huge tab to keep it on, on the bottom.. do i press/push that to release the cover, or should it just come off once the Two bolts are loosened enough?? i just want to make sure before i go ripping it off and end up exploding the airbag
03-10-2009 12:54 AM
iminhell
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Originally Posted by KeepItKauai View Post
i got one from the junkyard. The key wasnt in the car, so how do i remove the ignition barrel and unlock the column??
Look for threads related to the ignition locking up, IIRC there is one in the how to.



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Originally Posted by j-zetec_pr View Post
is the plastic surround of the steering column the same on the non-tilt cars as on the tilt-equipped ones?
Yes, far as I can tell.
03-09-2009 10:36 PM
j-zetec_pr is the plastic surround of the steering column the same on the non-tilt cars as on the tilt-equipped ones?
03-04-2009 01:40 AM
Kauai Guy i got one from the junkyard. The key wasnt in the car, so how do i remove the ignition barrel and unlock the column??
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