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Steering column wiring

I have a 3.0L V6 1994 Ford Ranger 4x4 with cruise control also a tilting steering column. I found a disconnected wire under the steering collumn covers (plastic and metal that hood release mounts). it is a black wire with either pink or purple dashes, has a plug like connector that leads to wiring harness that runs up column the end of wire has a clip like end with a copper strip in middle. where does it connect and what does it do. Also the ignition was recently replaced (unprofessioonaly} but everything seems to funtion fine. Wtf should i d?

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There are many unused wires on nearly all wiring harnesses as they are usaully used on many different models and makes if everything is working don't let it worry you

Posted on Mar 28, 2014

Testimonial: "sorry i forgot to mention that the copper strip was bent like had been pulled off and guy who replaced ignition was a druggy of some kind and did a very poor job."

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you want the wiring manual for the car is it?

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SOURCE: wiring diagram for 1988 ford f250 4x4 460 cu in

Try having a look here:

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SOURCE: CRUISE CONTROL QUIT WORKING ON 94 RANGER 4.0L 4X4

there is a control box for the cruise control behind the glove box . You can remove the cover by pushing in from both sides of the glove box door . the control box will be just inside the glove box to the top. it simply unplugs. any junk yard with an aerostar or ranger or explorer will have one of these control boxes fairly cheap. these control boxes are commonly known to just quit workingand are a very easy fix.

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SOURCE: 1985 4x4 Ford ranger 2.9 v6 not get Fire to spark plugs?

i had a 90 bronco 2 with the same exact problem with mine it was in the fuse box under the hood and it was the eec fuse mine wasnt blown just broke you actually couldnt tell it was not functional until you voltage test it i must have looked at that fuse 15 or 16 times before actually testing the current i know it sounds dumb but thats what it sounds like hope this helps

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SOURCE: Replaced wiring harness on 2000 Ford Ranger now truck won't start

2000 ford ranger wont start off switch if u jump the silanoid it will start. new start and ignition switch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the steering wheel.
  2. On vehicles equipped with tilt wheel, remove the tilt lever.
  3. On vehicles equipped with tilt wheel, remove the steering column collar by pressing on the collar from the top and bottom while removing the collar.
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Fig. Fig. 1: To remove the tilt column control lever, simply rotate it counterclockwise until removed

  1. Remove the instrument panel trim cover retaining screws. Remove the trim cover.
  2. Remove the 2 screws (#3 in Fig 2) from the bottom of the steering column shroud. Remove the bottom half of the shroud by pulling the shroud down and toward the rear of the vehicle.
  3. If the vehicle is equipped with automatic transmission, move the shift lever as required to aid in removal of the shroud. Lift the top half of the shroud from the column.
  4. On 1991 automatic transmission equipped models, disconnect the selector indicator actuation cable by removing the screw from the column casting and the plastic plug at the end of the cable.
  5. Remove the 2 self tapping screws (#3 in Fig 2) that retain the combination switch to the steering column casting. Disengage the switch from the casting.
  6. Disconnect the 3 electrical connectors, using caution not to damage the locking tabs. Be sure not to damage the PRNDL cable.
  7. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Torque the combination switch retaining screws to 18-27 inch lbs. (2-3 Nm).
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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the combination switch mounting and column related wire harness connectors

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I have a 2000 ford expedition. Originally the blinker would blink fast if I tilted the steering column down too low. If I raised it, it would blink normally. Tonight the blinkers crapped out all...


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How do you remove or drop down the tilt steering column on a 1989 F250 4x4 7.3 diesel? I'm trying to replace the clutch and brake peddle support pivot bracket that is broken. I've gotten the bracket...


this is for 1996, don't have 89.
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  1. While supporting steering column, remove four retaining nuts.
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  1. Remove steering column from vehicle.
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  2. On vehicles equipped with tilt wheel, remove the tilt lever.
  3. On vehicles equipped with tilt wheel, remove the steering column collar by pressing on the collar from the top and bottom while removing the collar.
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To remove the tilt column control lever, simply rotate it counterclockwise until removed

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  1. Remove the instrument panel trim cover retaining screws. Remove the trim cover.
  2. Remove the 2 screws from the bottom of the steering column shroud. Remove the bottom half of the shroud by pulling the shroud down and toward the rear of the vehicle.
  3. If the vehicle is equipped with automatic transmission, move the shift lever as required to aid in removal of the shroud. Lift the top half of the shroud from the column.
  4. On 1991 automatic transmission equipped models, disconnect the selector indicator actuation cable by removing the screw from the column casting and the plastic plug at the end of the cable.
  5. Remove the 2 self tapping screws that retain the combination switch to the steering column casting. Disengage the switch from the casting.
  6. Disconnect the 3 electrical connectors, using caution not to damage the locking tabs. Be sure not to damage the PRNDL cable.
  7. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Torque the combination switch retaining screws to 18-27 inch lbs. (2-3 Nm).

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