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I've not seen anything really different between manuals and automatic columns. An automatic just has more stuff on it that you can take off, the only thing you need to do is switch out the top part of the shroud.
I was originally going to do that, but I got lucky and finally found an manual.
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If you look at the top of the auto tilt column you can see a few torx bolts holding it on. So if you have a manual trans and want tilt you can make the auto column work. Might need to use the top plastic off the manual column.

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I dont need this column and has plastics if anyone is interested.

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Man I would like to do this swap

Then have cruise but for me I would have to hard wire it
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I don't have it and honestly don't miss it
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Man I would like to do this swap

Then have cruise but for me I would have to hard wire it
Wiring shouldn't be too bad, not too many wires.

Off the top of my head:

1 hot all the time
1 hot in run
1 brake switch
1 for master cyclinder switch (you can just jump this one)
1 for ground
1 speed signal
2 for switch
1 for lighting on the switches

the hardest part would be routing the wires through the firewall and around the engine bay to the otherside. Factory does it from the drivers side around the front and back down the passenger side between the reservoir and blower motor.

Since I'm gonna put power windows and locks in (i dont have cruise either) I searching all over for a factory harness. My problem is finding one that is 2wd and RWABS. which is pretty much just the 2.5. I thought a 99 harness would be a straight fit in my 2000. Watch out for body styles cause the harnesses change like every year. Connectors don't really change but the routing does.
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This is good to know. I don't have tilt or cruise in mine. I have a 97 Exploder with tilt and cruise that's rotting and falling apart, which I'll be getting rid of. Maybe I'll swap the column and cruise from it.

Are there any issues to be aware of with this? Everything looks identical in them, but you never know what differs inside.
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Just did mine.... took me about half an hour to do. VERY easy! Don't know why i did not do this when i got the truck lol . So tilt FTMFW's about right!
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This is good to know. I don't have tilt or cruise in mine. I have a 97 Exploder with tilt and cruise that's rotting and falling apart, which I'll be getting rid of. Maybe I'll swap the column and cruise from it.

Are there any issues to be aware of with this? Everything looks identical in them, but you never know what differs inside.
As far as I know it should all swap over. Only thing that would cause any issue is if your truck is a manual. Which isn't a huge deal, but you'd need to take the wiring out for the auto shifter.

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Just did mine.... took me about half an hour to do. VERY easy! Don't know why i did not do this when i got the truck lol . So tilt FTMFW's about right!
Anyone who thinks its not worth it is a dumbo lol. Heck I almost didn't buy my truck because it didn't have tilt. I had some pretty serious issues. the steering wheel almost touched my legs before and did when I was turning so it made it a bit of a pita. The tilt made such a big difference!
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