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Old 04-24-2007, 12:31 AM   #21
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If you get the FR kit, its pretty simple. It'll take about two to three hours as its a bit more involved, there's a lot of wire splicing to get the harness connected to everything. And it comes with the typical instructions that are written on a fifth grade level with far more pictures than text so they're easy to understand...although like an idiot I didn't splice the speed-sensor wire from the harness into the correct wire in the loom so mine didn't work for the first two weeks I had it installed.
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:13 PM   #22
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GREAT write up. 2 questions:
1. Is this similar to the proceedure to swap in tilt for an 06 ZX3?
2. I have been led to believe that all steering columns are the same from 00 to 07, so I could use any year for my swap. Is that correct?

Thanks for a great write up!
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:52 AM   #23
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I have to post a thank you here... my new tilt telescope column came today... Was from an 05. Went into my 06 easily. Took about an hour start to finish! Your instructions made things go very smoothly and quickly. I would have figured it out, but you saved me a lot of effort and swearing with your thorough and helpful post and pics.

The car fits me much better now. I am 6'1" and am more legs than arms. Now that I can tilt and telescope I can get further away from the dash and pedals. Much more comfortable. That was a mod definately worth the time and effort.

I paid $48 for the column on ebay, and $18 for shipping. Best $70 I ever spent.

I also purchased a new shift knob. It is a takeoff from a 2008 Mustang GT. Leather with a brushed insert. I will install that once I get a steeda shifter to put it on. Can't wait!

Having a ball making this car my own, and it is a kick to drive.
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:52 PM   #24
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Huge Thanks for this - I had a Key Stuck issue which turned into a "steering wheel lock won't come off" issue - after being quoted $1575 for the Steering column + labour - I sourced one at a wreckers for $150...

I wasn't going to change it myself but after seeing that I am only 5 bolts from being done I'll try it tonight - You've saved me a fortune :)
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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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is the plastic surround of the steering column the same on the non-tilt cars as on the tilt-equipped ones?
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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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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.
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:42 PM   #28
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Exclamation 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
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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.

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Old 06-28-2011, 10:18 PM   #30
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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.
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