Question about 1995 Ford Escort

1 Answer

I changed the steering coloumn and my airbag light flashes

I changed the steering column in my 1995 ford escort with one from a junkyard, the airbag was deployed so I put the one in from my old column and now the airbag light flashes and the horn doesnt work. How do I fix this so the horn works and the airbag light stops flashing? I have checked the fuses and all the connectors, they all seem to be in order.

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • chadd_gostas Jan 26, 2009

    Harley, where do I find the clock spring? I have not changed it yet but I do plan on going to the junk yard soon, is it a small part? I will look it up in my book.

  • chadd_gostas Feb 27, 2009

    would it be easier or cheaper to change my column to one with an airbag that wasn't deployed? It will cost me 50 dollars for a new column and about one hour to take one from a yard and replace it in my car.

  • gerry bissi Feb 27, 2009

    Removal


    1. Ensure that the front wheels (1007) are in a straight-ahead position to ensure alignment of the air bag sliding contact.

    2. WARNING: THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT NECESSARY FOR DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG MODULE DEPLOYMENT IS POWERED DIRECTLY FROM THE BATTERY. TO AVOID ACCIDENTAL DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY, THE BATTERY GROUND CABLE MUST BE DISCONNECTED PRIOR TO SERVICING OR REPLACING ANY DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG MODULE SYSTEM COMPONENTS.
      Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301). Wait one minute for the driver side air bag module backup power supply to deplete.

    3. Remove the two driver side air bag module bolts from the rear of the steering wheel (3600).

    4. Pull the driver side air bag module (043B13) up and away from the steering wheel and disconnect the driver side air bag module electrical connector from the air bag sliding contact.

    5. WARNING: ALWAYS CARRY THE DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG MODULE WITH SOFT FACE AWAY FROM YOUR BODY TO PREVENT INJURY IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENTAL DEPLOYMENT.
      WARNING: ALWAYS PLACE DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG MODULE SOFT FACE UP ON A WORKBENCH TO PREVENT INJURY/DAMAGE IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENTAL DEPLOYMENT.
      Remove the driver side air bag module.

    6. Remove the steering wheel bolt.

    7. Use Differential Bearing Cone Remover/Replacer T77F-4220-B1 to remove the steering wheel.

    8. Tape the air bag sliding contact as shown in the following illustration to prevent disturbing the air bag sliding contact alignment.

      Installation
    9. Remove the tape from the air bag sliding contact.

    10. Position the steering wheel and install a new steering wheel bolt. Tighten the steering wheel bolt to 46-63 Nm (34-46 lb-ft).

    11. Connect the driver side air bag module electrical connector to the air bag sliding contact and install the driver side air bag module to the steering wheel.

    12. Install the two driver side air bag module bolts through the rear of the steering wheel. Tighten the driver side air bag module bolts to 4-6 Nm (35-53 lb-in).

    13. Connect the battery ground cable.


    1. Remove the four screws from the lower steering column shroud (3530).

    2. Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder illumination lamp socket from the lower steering column shroud.

    3. Remove the lower steering column shroud.

    4. Remove the upper steering column shroud.

    5. Disconnect the three multi-function switch electrical connectors.

    6. Remove the multi-function switch screws.

    7. Remove the multi-function switch electrical connectors and the multi-function switch (13K359).

  • Bill
    Bill May 11, 2010

    Did you change the clockspring from your old steering column. Most likely the junk yard one is damaged. Try swapping your old one to the replacement column.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Ford Master
  • 4,369 Answers

Clockspring is behind steering wheel.

info

96 escort

If the computer in the air bag diagnostic monitor detects an open in the air bag indicator circuit and if another system fault exists, then the air bag diagnostic monitor will turn on its internal tone generator (beeper). The beep pattern is five sets of five beeps. The pattern is repeated every 30 minutes while the ignition switch is in the ON position. The five beeps do not indicate a code five or any other code. The air bag indicator circuitry must be repaired before the diagnostic trouble code can be read.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Need to replace or reset airbags for 2004 cavalier


when a deployment occur . You need to change both air bag module, change SDM (supplemental deployment module)
need to change the SIR coil Inside column steering and the front discriminating sensor.
Befor installing you need to remove the SIR fuse or disconnect battery
no reset needed

hope it help

Oct 15, 2014 | 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

How do you replace multifunction switch in a 1997 ford thunderbird?


Hey Dana,

First off be sure to take off the negative battery cable then the positive. Wait a couple of mins. so your airbags don't deploy. Remove the steering column cover and then the two retaining bolts. Pull the switch out, unplug the connector and withdraw the switch assembly from the steering column. With new switch plug in the electrical connector, place the switch in position and install the screws. Tighten the bolts securely and put the steering column cover back on. Put the battery cables back on.

Jun 28, 2014 | 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX

2 Answers

The horn does not work at all on 1999 escort


I am assuming you have checked the Fuse Box under the hood for the Horn Fuse and / or the Horn Relay and made sure both are good?

You can always try the steps outlined in this video to replace the horn pad. to see if this is your issue if you have exhausted all of your other resources.

Or You can try these steps to further diagnose your issues:

The horn relay on ZX2's is located underneath the dashboard on the drivers side. There are several relays located there - identify the horn relay by the "clicking" sound it makes when the horn is pressed. The likelyhood that you have a bad relay is minimal. Start by checking the horn fuse (the fuse box is located under the dash on the driver side). Next, check the relay. If the relay is making a clicking noise, it is probably OK. The next thing to check is the horn itself. it is located on the passenger side of the vehicle, up underneath the front bumber. Most instructions say to remove the bumber cover to get to the horn, but this is not neccesary. In my experience with Escort horn problems, the problem has been with the horn "switch", a wafer thin piece of plastic that lies between the steering wheel cover and the airbag assembly. Below are instructions for replacement of this switch - don't be intimidted by the procedure - it is not difficult.

You cannot buy a horn switch at a dealer - they tell you that the horn switch is part of the airbag assembly, which cost $450 plus. Understandably, Ford doesn't want people "messing around" with airbags. Go to a junk yard - you can eazily find and remove the horn switch from an Escort who's airbags have already deployed. I bought two of them for $5. Identify and remove the junkyard horn switch by reading step 7 below. This is an eazy fix if you follow these instructions. Should take about 10 minutes. I replaced my "stuck" 97 Escort horn switch as follows...
1) Disconnect negative battery cable, wait for at least 1/2 hour for residual power discharge before proceeding to net step (IMPORTANT!). This will disable the airbag. Neglecting this step could cause serious injury or death!
2) Remove two 10mm bolts directly behind the steering wheel - one on left, one on right. These secure the airbag unit.
3) carefully lift the airbag unit out of the steering wheel.
4) remove two small star-screws at bottom of airbag unit using star end screw driver - the horn wires enter the airbag unit next to these screws
5) pry the airbag cover (this is the front part of the steering wheel cover with the horn picture on it) off of the plastic tabs of the airbag unit, on the left & right sides - should come off very eazily.
6) now you can lift the airbag cover up (there are three rivets that continue to hold the top portion of the cover in place)
7) the horn switch, which is covered by a thin layer of dark foam, is a very thin plastic pad with two wires coming out (same wires as step 4). You can see wafer thin copper strips inside the plastic. The switch is held in place by three small plastic tabs. Remove the switch and disconnect the wires at the red connector inside the steering wheel.
8) replace horn switch with junkyard switch
9) re-assembly is the reverse of the removal.
This procedure should apply to 97 through 2002 Escorts, including the ZX2. Hope this helps someone save some money.

May 25, 2011 | 1999 Ford Escort

2 Answers

Hi and thanks for your help The horn of my ford escort 1999 not working and also the yellow light of the air-bag it's appears all the time . Can you please instruct me what to do? Thanks Lucci


There is a device called a "clockspring" that transfers all the wiring connections between the steering column and the steering wheel, it's mounted under the hub of the steering wheel. It needs to be replaced. Probably a job best left to a professional as the airbag can be potentially very dangerous for a home handyman to work on.

Apr 03, 2011 | 1999 Ford Escort

1 Answer

I can't locate a 1995 ford escort hatchback rear passenger side brake light socket. I need one!


Thanks for choosing FIxYa and welcome to the site. Your best bet is to try to find a similar car at a junkyard. Using Google Maps, just type in junkyards and a bunch should pop up. Just a suggestion. Best wishes and thanks for using FIxYa.

Apr 01, 2011 | 1995 Ford Escort

2 Answers

I need to replace my dashboard 95 ford Taurus, the airbags deployed and blew out the front mounting holes


get an expert to do it because they never go back in the way they come out

Mar 22, 2010 | 1995 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

Code 32, airbag light on,After changing steering column.


you need to reset the air bags. The dealer usually will do this for you with little or no charge. It takes a computer to do it.

Feb 05, 2010 | 1995 Ford F150 Styleside Regular Cab

1 Answer

I have a ford escort 95 that needs the ignition switch replaced what would that cost to fix ?and is it easy to do it yourself?


take the plastic cover off the steering column behind the steering wheel the switch is the unit behind the ingnition cylinder( where you put the key in)this should just un bolt and pull of

Jan 06, 2010 | 1995 Ford Escort

2 Answers

Airbag light keeps flashing


That indicates a fault with the airbag system, and your airbags will not operate in the event of an accident.

Take your car to a good mechanic or local Ford dealer to have the problem determined.

Keep in mind that if you live in an area that does anual vehicle saftey inspections, your car will not pass inspection with that light flashing or on.

Nov 13, 2009 | 1995 Ford Escort

Not finding what you are looking for?
1995 Ford Escort Logo

Related Topics:

645 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

71043 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22041 Answers

Ron Lankford

Level 3 Expert

5386 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...