Ford Ranger/Explorer/Mountaineer 1991-1999

Combination Switch



See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the steering wheel.
  3. On vehicles equipped with tilt wheel, remove the tilt lever.
  5. 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.
  3. 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.
  5. 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.
  7. 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.
  9. Remove the 2 self tapping screws that retain the combination switch to the steering column casting. Disengage the switch from the casting.
  11. Disconnect the 3 electrical connectors, using caution not to damage the locking tabs. Be sure not to damage the PRNDL cable.
  13. 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