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Broken mount for cruise control.

The mount for the cruise control on the right side of the steering wheel is broken, and I don't know how to dismantle the steering wheel with air bag to be able to replace it.

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  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    Same problem with my '02 Sport Trac. Seems like an easy fix if you didn't have to take apart the air bag. Anyone know how?

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Disconect the batteri first wait for a few seconds turn on the radio see if it comes on if it dose not go ahead with the work also take the fuse for the air bags of when your done put back the fuse and then reconect the baterie post

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