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Old 09-28-2006, 07:28 AM   #8
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Now, this is where I had a minor issue. The column I got had a nice leather steering wheel. My Focus is a 2000, the column is out of an '04. They changed the design of the clockspring at some point between those years, but I'm not sure when. This is important because the connectors on it (for the airbag and cruise control switches, and also the one on the back of the clockspring itself) changed shape. I got around this by using my old clockspring (actually fairly new since I'm on my 3rd replacement). Or just make sure the column you get if from the same year as yours. I believe the change coincided with the switch to the bigger Ford logo on the airbag, but I'm not sure on that. The airbag connects to the left side of the connector, and the cruise to the right.
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