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How to Replace Steering Column Cover 97-04 Ford F-150

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  1. step : Removing the Steering Column Cover (0:44)
    • Turn the key to RUN position
    • Press the detent ball in the cylinder by inserting a pick into the bottom of the column
    • Remove the three Phillips head screws from the holes in the column
    • Tilt the steering column down
    • Pop out the panel and remove it from the column
    • Tilt the column back up
    • Unscrew the lever from the column
    • Remove the column covers
  2. step : Installing the Steering Column Cover (1:57)
    • Reinstall the two halves of the steering column cover
    • Tighten the three Phillips head screws to the cover
    • Reinstall the ignition cylinder
    • Turn it back and remove the key
    • Screw in the tilt column switch
    • Reinstall the rear cover

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In this video, we're going to be working with our 1998 Ford F-150. We're going to show you how to remove and replace your vehicle's steering column covers.

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Here are the items you'll need for this repair: straight pick, Phillips screwdriver

Remove your ignition lock cylinder by turning the key to the run position and using a pick or another small, straight tool to push the detent ball and remove the cylinder from the column.

Remove the three Phillips head screws from the holes in the column using a Phillips head screwdriver. If you have a tilt steering column, tilt it all the way down and pop out this panel with your hands. Then, slide the panel out from behind the column. Tilt your column back up. Unscrew the tilt column lever if your vehicle has a tilt column. Then separate the steering column cover and remove it.

Reinstall the two halves of the steering column cover. Reinstall the three Phillips head screws. Reinstall your ignition cylinder. Turn it back, and remove the key. Reinstall the tilt column switch by screwing it back into its opening. Reinstall the rear cover. Snap it into place and your good to go.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Pick

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

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