How to Remove Steering Wheel

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by Golfguy11800, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Golfguy11800

    Golfguy11800 Member

    Hey guys,

    First post.

    I'm looking to remove the 2014 Fiesta ST steering wheel so I can add some switches to the back side of the wheel which will control my rally lights. Any instructions on this?

    I thought I'd post here before I go fiddling around with my battery disconnected.

    Cheers guys.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2014
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  3. BlackBird

    BlackBird Active Member Staff Member

    I'm not sure anyone here's done it. Might be a question for the folks at Team O'Neill, as they regularly prep Fiesta R2s and R5s.
     
  4. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    501-20B Supplemental Restraint System 2014 Fiesta
    General Procedures
    Procedure revision date: 08/5/2013
    Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Depowering and Repowering
    NOTE: The SRS must be fully operational and free of faults before releasing the vehicle to the customer.

    1. Turn the ignition OFF.
    1. At the BCM , located behind the glove box, remove the BCM fuse 20 (10A). Refer to Wiring Cell 11 Fuse and Relay Information for schematic and connector information.
    1. Turn the ignition ON and monitor the airbag warning indicator for at least 30 seconds. The airbag warning indicator remains lit continuously (no flashing) if the correct RCM fuse is removed. If the airbag warning indicator is not lit continuously, remove the correct RCM fuse before proceding.
    1. Turn the ignition OFF.
    1. Disconnect the battery.
      Refer to: Battery Disconnect and Connect (414-01 Battery, Mounting and Cables, General Procedures).
    1. Wait at least one minute before continuing vehicle service.
    NOTE: The SRS must be fully operational and free of faults before releasing the vehicle to the customer.

    1. Install BCM fuse 20 (10A).
    1. Connect the battery.
      Refer to: Battery Disconnect and Connect (414-01 Battery, Mounting and Cables, General Procedures).
    1. Sit in the driver seat in an upright position. Make sure no objects are between you and the driver airbag, driver lower airbag, side airbag or side air curtain.
      Dimension : 10.0 in ( 25.4 cm)
    1. Move the driver seat to the rearmost position.
    1. Turn the ignition from OFF to ON.
      • Prove out the SRS as follows: Turn the ignition from ON to OFF. Wait 10 seconds, then turn the ignition back to ON and monitor the airbag warning indicator with the airbag modules installed. The airbag warning indicator illuminates continuously for approximately 6 seconds and then turns off. If a SRS fault is present, the airbag warning indicator either fails to light, remains lit continuously or flashes.
      • The flashing may not occur until approximately 30 seconds after the ignition has been turned from OFF to ON. This is the time required for the RCM to complete the testing of the SRS . If the airbag warning indicator is inoperative and a SRS fault exists, "Airbag Malfunction Service Now" displays in the message center. If this occurs, diagnose and repair the airbag warning indicator and any SRS faults.
    1. Using a scan tool, clear all Continuous Memory Diagnostic Trouble Codes (CMDTCs) from all modules.


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    1. Depower the SRS .
      Refer to: Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Depowering and Repowering (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, General Procedures).
     
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  5. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

  6. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Removal

    NOTE: The removal steps in this procedure may include installation details.

    1. Refer to: Driver Airbag (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, Removal and Installation).
    1. NOTE: Make sure that the road wheels are in the straight ahead position.
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      1. NOTICE: Make sure that the clockspring rotor does not rotate.

        General Equipment : Adhesive Tape
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    4. Installation
      1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
     
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  7. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Hope this helps
     
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  8. Golfguy11800

    Golfguy11800 Member

    Perfect! Worked out great. I was able to install the lights and mount the swith to the back of the steering to allow for easy on/off function while driving mid-turn if needed.
     
  9. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Super good to know :)
     
  10. InsTwin

    InsTwin Member

    Reviving this dead thread- I'm thinking of wrapping the plastic silver inlay on the bottom portion of the steering wheel. It looks like I have to remove the airbag first however, any advice?
     

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