Re: Adding tilt & cruise
Be sure that the front wheels of the donor and donee are straight ahead when removing the column assemblies. Then lock the steering wheel in position by removing the key to prevent the steering wheel from turning relative to the column while doing the swap.
This is critical because it maintains the clockspring (spool of electrical ribbon) in the correctly "timed" position to allow full steering wheel rotation in both directions. If it is out of position, the CS will chafe in one direction or break in the other and all wheel functions would be lost.
If there is a chance that the CS timing has changed or if uncertain where it was when removed, it is possible to retime the CS after removing the steering wheel from the column. The timing instructions are sometimes printed on the CS case or you could consult a shop manual for directions.
Beware of columns from junkyard donors with front end damage because the clockspring may already be damaged.
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