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10-24-2016 10:15 PM
FanaticalFocus
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Originally Posted by sailor View Post
Nope, can't be done as the photos missing were never in the FF system memory.

When deleted from Photobucket or other hosting service the links are no longer useful.

Occasionally an OP may show up and create new links/post fresh photos, but that doesn't happen often.

We are getting more direct photos on here now as reduced data phone shots are posted. The original system for full data links through a hosting service is still the main photo method though.

Tech keeps changing, quoting posts including photos on here was once a VERY bad thing to do to your friends as reading became VERY slow without a high speed connection. STILL is regularly, as folks have forgotten and a whole page of multiple photos can take a while to load even now.
Yeah I have folders in photobucket sorted by vehicle so when I link them to a forum I don't accidentally move them after and break the link.
I am sure storage on the forum server is limited so saving all the photos from the how-to's then relinking from the ff server would probably not be very effective.

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10-24-2016 08:17 PM
sailor Nope, can't be done as the photos missing were never in the FF system memory.

When deleted from Photobucket or other hosting service the links are no longer useful.

Occasionally an OP may show up and create new links/post fresh photos, but that doesn't happen often.

We are getting more direct photos on here now as reduced data phone shots are posted. The original system for full data links through a hosting service is still the main photo method though.

Tech keeps changing, quoting posts including photos on here was once a VERY bad thing to do to your friends as reading became VERY slow without a high speed connection. STILL is regularly, as folks have forgotten and a whole page of multiple photos can take a while to load even now.
10-24-2016 07:49 PM
FanaticalFocus Mods... anyway to restore the original pics for this write up? without the pics it makes this "How-to" kinda hard to do.
03-30-2016 03:42 PM
Dbenitez5 Can't see the images :(
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
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