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Old 08-06-2013, 07:31 AM
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:45 AM
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You'll need a steering wheel puller with two "hooks" (or jaws) to pull the old one from the top and bottom, and the same one to remove the newer one by two holes on the top right and bottom left corners with the shaft. I rented mine from O'Reilly's.

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Old 08-06-2013, 09:15 AM
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Great...they let you take it home and then bring it back?

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Yep! Now they charged me $53 plus tax for it.. but it's refunded when you return it. They let me keep it for up to 48 hours, but if you need it longer just call and let them know. Can't blame 'em for that though.


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Old 08-06-2013, 09:16 AM
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Yep! Now they charged me $53 plus tax for it.. but it's refunded when you return it. They let me keep it for up to 48 hours, but if you need it longer just call and let them know. Can't blame 'em for that though.

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Old 08-06-2013, 10:48 AM
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Glad to hear the swap works.
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:21 AM
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Hi everyone I'm new to the forum and I hope somebody on this thread can help me. I have a 98 Ranger that doesn't have cruise control and I was wondering if anybody knows if I can put a steering wheel with cruise on it and just plug it in. Somebody told me that the plugs are there behind the steering wheel but they are not hooked because my truck doesn't have cruise. I know the guy who told me this did it on his 04 F 150 with no problems. I need a wheel anyways and if that will work than I will get one with it. I really do like the way the new wheels look but the age difference may mean I have to go with one from my model year. Thank you for your help in advance.

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Old 08-09-2013, 05:59 AM
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Hi everyone I'm new to the forum and I hope somebody on this thread can help me. I have a 98 Ranger that doesn't have cruise control and I was wondering if anybody knows if I can put a steering wheel with cruise on it and just plug it in. Somebody told me that the plugs are there behind the steering wheel but they are not hooked because my truck doesn't have cruise. I know the guy who told me this did it on his 04 F 150 with no problems. I need a wheel anyways and if that will work than I will get one with it. I really do like the way the new wheels look but the age difference may mean I have to go with one from my model year. Thank you for your help in advance.

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Old 08-09-2013, 06:05 AM
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Is there any way of telling without pulling the steering wheel?
Thanks Carl
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:08 AM
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Is there any way of telling without pulling the steering wheel?
Thanks Carl
There will be a plug in the engine bay somewhere..Idk exactly

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Old 08-09-2013, 06:18 AM
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Default Re: 2001 to 2004 Steering Wheel and Air Bag swap w/ cruise controls.

Thanks I will look in my Haynes book for it.
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:44 AM
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Default Re: 2001 to 2004 Steering Wheel and Air Bag swap w/ cruise controls.

Look by your windshield washer tank...up in the inner fender should be a wire harness clipped there..that would go to the cruise servo.
Also search the forum for a thread called "pre-wired for cruise" theres a good thread with tons of info...and some provided by me when i did mine.
If u want more help..pm me with your cell number and be in front of your truck with the hood open when i call.


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Also for this 04 steering mod...the 98-03 airbags are interchangeable...same connections...
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:23 AM
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Default Re: 2001 to 2004 Steering Wheel and Air Bag swap w/ cruise controls.

I appreciate eveyones help on my steering wheel issue but unfortunately mine is not pre-wired for cruise control so I guess I will just change it out with a regular one. This is a very helpful forum and I am glad I found it. I will be back to ask and hopefully answer questions as well.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:38 AM
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Are u sure?? Did u look in the inner fender to the left of the fluid resorvoirs?? It would be clipped there...a wire harness going to no where just clipped to the metal out of the way..
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:01 AM
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There is nothing there. I searched the thread you mentioned and saw a picture of one on a 99 and there is nothing like that on inner fender. The only wiring on my inner fender looks like the wiring for the lights.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:05 AM
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Also for this 04 steering mod...the 98-03 airbags are interchangeable...same connections...
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