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post #1 of 11 Old 11-07-2013, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Question Dead steering wheel (electrically)

I recently purchased a 2003 F-250, with the 7.3L, and I am new to the forum. Nothing works on the steering...neither the horn or the cruise control. I checked all the fuses and they are fine. Has anyone had this problem? Will I have to replace the steering wheel??? The overhead console doesn't work either, but I'm not as concerned about that. Would like my horn & cruise to work though. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Clock spring is likely the cause.... google it.

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Ok, just Googled it and printed out a "how to" article.
Thanks for the info!!!!
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Ok, just Googled it and printed out a "how to" article.
Thanks for the info!!!!
Its a pretty easy deal, just be sure to unhook the batteries a few hours before working on it. And ALWAYS keep the air bag pointed away from you.

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If the dead zone is too large, then you have to turn the wheel a lot before your car actually starts to turn.
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If the dead zone is too large, then you have to turn the wheel a lot before your car actually starts to turn.
......WTH?

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Follow up steering question; will an 08+ steering wheel fit in an 03 7.3?

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Follow up steering question; will an 08+ steering wheel fit in an 03 7.3?
No. The 08+ uses a hex style setup, while the 99-07 uses a splined setup. The 04-08 f150 uses the same as ours, but wiring is different.

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If the dead zone is too large, then you have to turn the wheel a lot before your car actually starts to turn.
....hahaha. if you have that much dead zone, its time to fix something. Btw, OP asked about electrical death lol.

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No. The 08+ uses a hex style setup, while the 99-07 uses a splined setup. The 04-08 f150 uses the same as ours, but wiring is different.
Thanks for the response!

thought I'd get a nice new steering wheel in the rig, guess not!

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