Home Auto Repair 1997 Ford F-150, F-250 Steering Column and Steering Wheel REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

1997 Ford F-150, F-250 Steering Column and Steering Wheel REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

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Download NOTE: Make sure the front wheels (1007) are in the straight-ahead position. Remove the battery cables. 1. Remove the battery ground cable (14301). 2. Remove the battery to starter relay cable (14300) and wait one minute for the backup power supply to be depleted. 2. Remove the driver side air bag module (043B13). 1. Remove the two back cover plugs. 2. Remove the screws. 3. Disconnect the horn electrical connector. 4. Disconnect the air bag sliding contact electrical connector. 5. Remove the driver side air bag module. 3. Remove the steering wheel bolt. 4. CAUTION: Removing the steering wheel without using a puller can damage the column bearings. Use 2-Jaw Puller to remove the steering wheel (3600). 5. Remove the air bag sliding contact (14A664); refer to Section 501-20B . 6. Remove the multi-function switch (13K359). 1. Remove the screws. 2. Disconnect the electrical connector. 3. Remove the multi-function switch. 7. Remove the instrument panel steering column opening cover reinforcement. 1. Remove the nuts. 2. Remove the instrument panel steering column opening cover reinforcement.