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The rubber button covers on my 96 ford explorer cruise control swithes have dry rotted. I purchased a motorcraft replacement SW5919. It has a harness attached to both switches. I just need the switches but I can't figure out how to unplug the harness. I don't have the expertise to pull the whole steering wheel. To replace the switches I need to disconnect the battery and take two bolts out of the column for the air bag then just unscrew the swithces and replace. So what is the secret method to release the electric harness?

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You will need a small screw driver to gently disconnect the switches from the harness. They are clipped on.Locate the clip side of connector and pry off gently.Good luck.

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