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How To Replace Steering Wheel 04-08 Ford F150

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How To Replace Steering Wheel 04-08 Ford F150

Created on: 2014-12-23

Watch this video to find out how to replace the steering wheel on your 04-08 Ford F150.

  1. step 1 :Disconnecting the Battery
    • Disconnect the battery cables with an 8mm socket and ratchet
  2. step 2 :Removing the Air Bag Fuse
    • Pull off the fuse box panel
    • Pry off the fuse box cover with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry the fuse puller out of the fuse box cover
    • Pull out the red fuse marked 10 with the fuse puller
  3. step 3 :Removing the Air Bag Assembly
    • Pry the screw covers off the steering wheel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the two 8mm bolts from the steering wheel
    • Pull the air bag assembly forward
    • Disconnect the air bag assembly wiring harnesses with a pick
  4. step 4 :Removing the Steering Wheel
    • Disconnect the wiring harness at the top of the steering wheel
    • Turn the steering wheel until it clicks
    • Remove the T50 Torx bolt from the steering wheel
    • Pull the steering wheel off the stud with a two-jaw puller
  5. step 5 :Installing the Steering Wheel
    • Line up the steering wheel with the yellow dot on the steering shaft
    • Connect the wiring harness at the top of the steering wheel
    • Insert the T50 bolt into the steering wheel
  6. step 6 :Installing the Air Bag Assembly
    • Straighten the steering wheel
    • Connect the air bag assembly wiring harnesses
    • Push the air bag assembly into place
    • Insert the two 8mm bolts into the steering wheel
    • Push the two screw covers onto the steering wheel
  7. step 7 :Installing the Air Bag Fuse
    • Push the air bag fuse into place
    • Push the fuse puller into the fuse box cover
    • Push on the fuse box cover
    • Clip on the fuse cover panel
  8. step 8 :Connecting the Battery
    • Connect the battery cables with an 8mm socket and ratchet

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Pick

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    8mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    2 Jaw Gear Puller

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T50 Socket

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to remove and replace the steering wheel on this 2005 Ford F150. The items you'll need for this are an 8mm socket and ratchet, a pick, a flat blade screwdriver, a T50 Torx bit, and a 2-jaw puller.

Loosen up your battery cables with an 8mm socket and ratchet and just pull them free. If it's hard to get it off use a flat blade screwdriver to just separate the clamp a little bit and it should pull free.

Down here, underneath your glove box, pull out on this panel. Then using a flat blade screwdriver, pry down on the tab and pull that panel off. Then use your fuse puller and you may need to pry it out. Then on this row of fuses right here, with the red and the blue, you want to pull out this red 10. It's the third one in on this row just under that relay. That's to disarm your airbag.

Now, just pry out on this little panel here. There's a bolt inside of here that is 8mm. Just go ahead and remove that. Once you've removed that bolt and the one in the same spot on the other side, you can just pull this forward. Pry out on the red safety tab and then reach in behind and push down on the holding tab and pull the harness out. Now using a pick, just pry out the gray clip on this harness. Then pry out on the tab at the top and pull the harness free. Now, carefully set this aside.

Push the tab on this harness and disconnect it, and then turn your steering wheel until it clicks. Then remove this T50 bolt. You can see here we have a two-jaw puller clipped in behind on the steering wheel. We're tightening it up pushing against the stud to loosen the steering wheel.

Installing the steering wheel there is a yellow dot on the shaft that should point to the top of your steering wheel. Reconnect this harness and replace this T50 screw.

Make sure your steering wheel is straight and then take your airbag and horn assembly, reconnect this lower harness, and then push that gray clip back in. Then, take this harness and push it back into place and push that red clip in to lock it. Once you get the airbag lined up you can replace the 8mm bolt on either side. We'll fast forward as Mike does that. Once you've replaced the bolts, make sure you've replaced those two covers as well. Now push your fuse back into place, put the fuse panel back on making sure your fuse puller is back in there. Then just put these tabs into those slots and close the panel.

Reconnect your battery cables and tighten up those 8mm bolts. Then just put this cover back down and you're all set.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Pick

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 8mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • 2 Jaw Gear Puller

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T50 Socket


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