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I have a 1997 Ford Thunderbird and I need a visual breakdown

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I have a 1997 Ford Thunderbird and I need a visual breakdown of the upper steering System the wheel has an air bag and is a tilt wheel (a parts drawing) also the same information on my head light system Just the mechanicals not the electrical.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Shawn replied 4 years ago.
Hi JJMcMasters,

Thanks for using Just Answer, I am sending you instructions in pdf format on the steering column assembly, hope this helps you out.


CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS



Expert:  Shawn replied 4 years ago.
HiCustomer

Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer.

By the way, it would help to know:

-What else do you need?

Thank you again for trusting us with your problem. Please reply as soon as possible so that we can finish answering your question.



Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I really need the parts manual breakdown of the same steering column with part numbers as it will tell me more than the "how to" pages.
Expert:  Shawn replied 4 years ago.
Hi J J McMaster,

Here you go (CLICK HERE).
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Expert:  Shawn replied 4 years ago.
HiCustomer

Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer.

By the way, it would help to know:

-What problems are you having?

-What else have you already tried?

Thank you again for trusting us with your problem. Please reply as soon as possible so that we can finish answering your question.
Expert:  Shawn replied 4 years ago.
Here is the steering column exploded view, let me know what other help you need.
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1997 Thunderbird/Cougar
Item Part Number Description
1 043B13 Driver Side Air Bag Module
2 N804385-S100 Steering Wheel Bolt
3 3600 Steering Wheel
4 N805572-S36 Air Bag Module Retaining Screws (2 Req'd)
5 3L518 Steering Wheel Spoke Cover (2 Req'd)
6 N804385-S100 Screw
7 14A664 Air Bag Sliding Contact
8 13318 Turn Indicator Cancel Cam
9 3C610 Bearing Retainer
10 3520 Steering Column Upper Bearing Spring
11 3518 Steering Column Bearing Sleeve (Upper)
12 3517 Steering Column Bearing (Upper)(Small)
13 3517 Steering Column Bearing (Large)
14 3524 Steering Gear Input Worm Gear and Rack
15 390345-S36 Screw
16 13K359 Multi-Function Switch
17 3E695 Steering Column Lock Cam
18 3F609 Tilt Wheel Handle and Shank
19 N806157 Pin - Lock Cam Pivot
20 3530 Steering Column Shroud (Lower)
21 55929 Shroud Retaining Screws
22 3D544 Steering Column Release Lever
23 3D653 Steering Column Lock Left Hand Lever (RH)
24 N805856 Steering Column Lock Actuator Lever Pin
25 3D653 Steering Column Lock Left Hand Lever
26 3B664 Steering Column Locking Lever Spring
27 14A099 Wiring Shield
28 3D655 Steering Column Position Spring
29 3E715 Steering Column Lock Lever Actuator
30 3E696 Steering Column Lock Spring (Shaft)
31 11572 Ignition Switch
32 N806423-S56 Lower Column Mounting Nuts
33 N806584 Screw
34 3E660 Steering Column Mounting Bracket
35 3D681 Steering Column Lower Bearing Retainer
36 3518 Steering Column Bearing Sleeve
37 3517 Steering Column Bearing (Lower)
38 3L539 Steering Column Bearing Tolerance Ring (Lower)
39 3C131 Suspension Height Sensor Control Ring
40 3520 Steering Column Upper Bearing Spring
41 N808349 Bolt - Flange Yoke
42 3N725 Steering Column Lower Yoke
43 3C611 Steering Column Tube Boot
44 3B676 Lower Steering Column Shaft
45 N621906 Nut
46 N803942 Bolt
47 3A525 Steering Column Intermediate Shaft Coupling
48 11A128 Ignition Key Warning Switch Terminal and Wire
49 N806583 Lower Bearing Housing Retaining Screw
50 N804865-S58 Screw
51 14A206 Wire Connector Bracket
52 3E715 Steering Column Lock Lever Actuator (Lower)
53 3E691 Steering Column Lock Pawl
54 3F723 Steering Actuator Housing
55 3E745 Steering Column Lock Actuator Cover
56 3F719 Ignition/Shifter Interlock Cable
57 N808124-58M Screw
58 3D655 Steering Column Position Spring
59 3D656 Steering Column Tilt Flange Bumper
60 N806582 Tilt Pivot Screws
61 11582 Ignition Switch Lock Cylinder
62 3E700 Steering Column Lock Housing Bearing
63 3E717 Steering Column Lock Gear
64 3530 Steering Column Shroud (Upper)
65 3511 Steering Column Lock Cylinder Housing
66 N805857 Steering Column Lock Actuator Lever Pin
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
The steering column information is perfect. now the problem with the headlight system has been asked but not answered I had an accident 2 years ago and I feel that some parts were not replaced and the headlight beam bounces around beyond acceptible amount.
Expert:  Shawn replied 4 years ago.
Hi J J McMaster,

Unfortunately there just isn't much info on the headlights, at least not much as far as diagrams go, although there is this.(see below).

1997 Thunderbird/Cougar

Headlamp Assembly

Removal

  1. WARNING: THE REPLACEABLE HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB CONTAINS GAS UNDER PRESSURE. THE HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB MAY SHATTER IF THE GLASS ENVELOPE IS SCRATCHED OR THE HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB IS DROPPED. HANDLE HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB CAREFULLY. GRASP HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB ONLY BY ITS PLASTIC BASE. AVOID TOUCHING GLASS ENVELOPE. KEEP HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

    Make sure the headlamp switch (11654) and autolamp time delay switch (if equipped) are in the OFF position.

  2. Disconnect headlamp dash panel junction wire (14290).

  3. Use a 9 mm deepwell socket to remove the three retainers on the two headlamp adjusting screws (13032) holding the headlamp (13008) to radiator grille opening panel reinforcement (8A284).

  4. Remove headlamp from vehicle and remove headlamp bulb and retainers (13N021).

Installation

  1. Follow removal procedure in reverse order.



1997 Thunderbird/Cougar

Headlamps

Aerodynamic

The headlamp system consists of:

  • two aerodynamic headlamps (13008) with replaceable halogen bulbs
  • three-position headlamp switch (11654) (with integral circuit breaker)
  • headlamp dimmer switch (part of multi-function switch (13K359))
  • circuit wiring and circuit protection

The headlamp switch:

  • Is provided power through Circuit 37 (Y).
  • Is protected by power distribution box Fuse 7 (60A) located in the engine compartment.
  • Is provided ground at the headlamp bulb and retainers (13N021) through Circuit 57 (BK).
  • When pulled all the way out, provides power to the headlamp dimmer switch (part of the multi-function switch) through Circuit 15 (R/Y).

With the headlamp dimmer switch:

  • In the LO position (middle position), power is supplied to the low-beam elements through Circuit 13 (R/BK).
  • In the HI position (forward detent), power is supplied to the high-beam elements through Circuit 12 (LG/BK) and to the high-beam indicator in the instrument cluster (10849).
  • Momentarily pulled toward the steering wheel (3600), the flash-to-pass switch closes and the high-beamheadlamps light and will remain lit until the headlamp dimmer switch is released.

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