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SOURCE: replacing gear shift handle on column

under the cylnder is a very small hole. put the key in the switch and turn it until all the dash lights come on. then take a very still object like a small punch and push it in the small hole and pull out the ignition switch. sometimes u might have to hit the punch to push in the button.

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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SOURCE: what tool is needed to remove the plastic cover on

well I remove alot off covers just look in the holes with a flashlight most the time it is a phillips screwdriver but I believe that one takes what is called a torx bit screwdriver probbably 10 torx or 15

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: how do you remove the outer cover on the steering

there is two screws. on on each side and it should pop off

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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SOURCE: 2003 ford expedition rear ac makes noise when

What kind of noise is it? If it is a "clicking" noise, a common problem on the Expy, you will need to replace the Blend Door Actuator. This is a small unit on the passenger side, rear. When you take the panel off, turn the key on to make the noise so you can locate it (there are actually 2 units) they have plastic gears that strip out, making the clicking noise. To remove the panel to access, you'll have to carefully pop the panel off and remove a couple of bolts around the seatbelt.

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SOURCE: how do i change the ignition in my 1989 thunder bird? do I need to remove the steering wheel?

Yes the steering wheel comes off.
If you check YouTube you should find a video for a Ford product close to your model.

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Testimonial: "Thank you stephen! I have been looking for video and unable to find any. I have learned that this model year is unlike all other T-birds and guides for the other models and years do not always help me. Do you know if my model will require a special tool? will I need to get it from ford? I have very little experience but I believe am capable of doing this. I am in a very rural area in Canada and availability to resources and expertise is extremely limited! Thank you for your response. "

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Location for turn signal flasher 2003 ford expedition


Ken, Flasher relay is located under the dash, beneath the radio, in a black plastic cover. turn your signal on(if working) and you can feel it ticking. It is the BL"UE relay. hope this helps.

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Is there an electric starter switch on a 2003 ford expedition?if so where would it be located?


You can find the ignition switch by removing the steering column covers. It will be opposite of Where the key is inserted.

Apr 10, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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2000 expedition shifter slipped how do i fix it


same problem with my 2000 expedition, shift lever tube broke at bolt, need to remove steering column cover to check.

Aug 24, 2012 | 2000 Ford Expedition

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How replaced brake ligth switch on ford expedition 2003


make sure check brake light fuse first if brake light fuse okay.you replace brake light switch by removing trim panel below steering column.look under brake pedal area unplug electrical connector .remove the cotter pin and pull switch and power brake booster pushrod off the pin.then slide switch off power brake booster pushrod dont lose small nylon washer when installing new brake light switch.

Nov 13, 2011 | 2003 Ford Expedition

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99 ford expedition put car in gear and the radio and wipers cut out


Hello, I'll take a shot at solving this one. It would either be a chaffed wire in the steering column or a bad Interlock switch under the dash by the pedal levers. Check wire connectors for corrosion on either end of the steering column. Check the Interlock first.

To remove the plastic cover on the Column you will need to pull the Ignition lock. You will need to disconnect the NEG battery cable and have the Key turned to either ACC. or RUN position to remove the cylinder after pressing the spring lock under the Ignition switch. There is a hole under the keyswitch to put a punch and press upwards to release the lock cylinder. This is necessary to remove because of the flare on the cylinder core preventing the plastic cover from clearing the lock.

You will need to tilt the steering wheel to remove the plastic cover. Then reconnect the Battery and test the circuits. Would like to know what you finally find as the problem to add to my bag of tricks.

I hope my solution is very helpful in fixing your Expedition.

Apr 03, 2011 | 1999 Ford Expedition

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How do I replace the turn signal multi-function switch in my 1998 Ford Expedition


SECTION 211-05: Steering Column Switches 1998 Expedition/Navigator Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 02/11/2000 Multifunction Switch Removal
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301).
  1. Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder (11582).
    1. Insert the ignition key into the ignition switch lock cylinder and turn to the RUN position.
    1. Insert a punch through the hole in the lower steering column shroud and push the ignition switch lock cylinder release tab while pulling out the ignition switch lock cylinder.
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  1. Twist the tilt wheel handle and shank (3F609) and remove.
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  1. NOTE: Move gear selector to lowest position to access steering column opening cover.
    Release the four clips and remove the steering column opening cover.
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  1. Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
    1. Remove the three screws.
    1. Remove the lower steering column shroud.
    1. Remove the upper steering column shroud.
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  1. Remove the multi function switch.
    1. Remove the two screws.
    1. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
    1. Remove the multi function switch.
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Installation
  1. NOTE: When the battery (10655) is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 mi) or more to relearn the strategy.
    To install, reverse the removal procedure.
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Mar 08, 2011 | 1998 Ford Expedition

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Have 1999 Ford Expedition xlt. My gear indicator is messed up, When I am in drive, it shows 2, when i am in park it shows reverse.


This comes straight from the repair manual..
1. Remove the upper steering column cover.
2. Put the shifter in drive position.
3. Move the shift lever clockwise until it stops (all the way to first gear position, then move it back two detent positions to the Drive position.
4. Hang an a weight (something) with 8 pounds of weight on the lever to hold it in place.
5. Center the indicator neddle in the middle of drive position.
6. Rotate the thumbwheel on the bottom of the steering column to remove all slack from the indicator cable.
7 Install the upper steering column cover.

Jan 16, 2010 | 1999 Ford Expedition

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Need to repalce a heater core on a 2000 ford expedition where is it how do i get to it.


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

    CAUTION After disconnecting the negative battery cable, wait for 1 minute for the SRS module to deplete its energy.

  2. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  3. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core.
  4. Remove the steering column by performing the following procedure:
    • Position the front wheels in the straight-ahead direction.
    • At the both sides of the steering wheel, remove the cover plugs, the steering wheel-to-air bag module screws, disconnect the air bag electrical connector and carefully remove the air bag module.

      CAUTION Safely store the air bag module with the front side facing upward.

    • Remove the steering wheel-to-steering column nut.
    • Using a steering wheel puller, press the steering wheel from the steering column.
    • Remove the parking brake release handle screws and move the release handle aside.
    • Remove the hood release screws and move the hood release aside.
    • Remove the 2 instrument panel-to-steering column cover screws and the cover.
    • Remove the instrument panel steering column opening reinforcement bolts and the reinforcement.
    • Remove the ignition switch bolt and disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.
    • At the base of the steering column, disconnect the electrical connectors.
    • If equipped with an automatic transmission, remove the transmission range indicator bolt and the cable.
    • If equipped with an automatic transmission, disconnect the shift cable from the steering column shift tube lever and the steering column bracket.
    • Disconnect the brake shift interlock solenoid electrical connector.
    • Remove the air bag sliding contact.
    • Remove the upper intermediate steering shaft-to-column shaft bolt and discard the bolt.
    • Remove the lower steering column-to-instrument panel nuts and the steering column.
  5. Remove the instrument panel by performing the following procedure:
    • Disconnect the Brake Pedal Position (BPP) switch electrical connector.
    • Remove the push pins and remove both cowl side trim panels.
    • At the right side cowl panel, disconnect the electrical connectors and ground wires.
    • Remove both sides windshield garnish moldings.
    • Disconnect the power distribution box from its bracket and move it aside.
    • In the engine compartment, loosen the bulkhead wiring harness bolts and disconnect the electrical connectors.
    • Pull the bulkhead electrical connector handle and disconnect the wiring harness.
    • Remove the passenger’s side air bag module-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connector and remove the air bag module.
Store the air bag module in a safe location with the front facing upward.
  • Disconnect the blend door actuator’s electrical connector.
  • Disconnect the climate control vacuum harness connector.
  • Disconnect the radio’s antenna connector.
  • Remove the glove compartment.
  • Remove the instrument panel defroster grille.
  • Remove the upper instrument panel bolts.
  • If equipped, remove the upper series floor console.
  • Under the steering column, remove the instrument panel brace bolt.
  • At both sides, remove the windshield side garnish moldings.
  • Remove both the right and left instrument panel-to-cowl bolts.
  • Remove the fuse panel door.
  • Pull the instrument panel away from the dash.
  • Loosen the instrument panel-to-body harness bolt and disconnect the harness.
  • Using an assistant, remove the instrument panel.
  1. At the PCM, disconnect the electrical connector; then, remove the 2 PCM cover nuts, the cover and the PCM.

    NOTE The PCM is located at the right side of the instrument panel.

  2. Remove the evaporator core by perform the following procedure:
    • Discharge and recover the air conditioning system refrigerant.
    • Remove the refrigerant lines from the evaporator core. Discard the O-rings.
    • Disconnect the air conditioning cycling switch.
    • Disconnect the blower motor electrical connectors.
    • Disconnect the speed control servo connector; then, remove the bolt and reposition the speed control servo.
    • Remove the windshield washer reservoir/coolant recovery reservoir, and move it aside.
    • Disconnect the air conditioning manifold and tube from the accumulator/drier.
    • Disconnect the condenser-to-evaporator tube.
    • Inside the vehicle, disconnect the air conditioning system vacuum harness and the evaporator housing mounting nut.
    • In the passenger’s compartment, remove the evaporator housing-to-chassis nut.
    • In the engine compartment, remove the 3 evaporator housing-to-chassis nuts.
    • Remove the air conditioning accumulator from the evaporator core.
    • If equipped with a 5.0L engine, remove the evaporator housing heat shield screw, clips and the shield.
    • Remove the evaporator housing cover screws and the cover.
    • Remove the evaporator core from the housing.
  3. Remove the PCM ground strap screw and the heat sink.
  4. In the engine compartment, remove the heater housing air plenum nuts.
  5. Remove the heater core-to-air plenum cover screws and the cover.
  6. Remove the heater core.
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Oct 13, 2009 | 2000 Ford Expedition

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Disarm and remove ford expedition air bags


Remove the negative cable from your car battery before replacing car air bags

Deactivate the air bag by removing the air bag fuses. Look in your car owners manual to locate the fuses

Unscrew steering column paneling and remove the airbag bolts on the back side of the steering wheel. Pull out the airbag until you see the back side and unplug the wires

Sep 24, 2009 | 2003 Ford Expedition

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2001 ford expedition (trident v8) no hazard or turn signal lights


I have the same issue. There appears to be a bad harness connection, short term fix is to adjust the wheel up rather than down and see if that helps. You can take apart the steering assembly and see when the tension of moving the steering wheel down causes the connection to fail.

Jan 01, 2009 | 2001 Ford Expedition

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