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Airbags are potentially dangerous. Follow all procedures and warnings in the Ford factory shop manual.

Replacing the clockspring requires removing the air bag (2 bolts and electrical connector) and steering wheel (center bolt and 2 jaw puller) and lock cylinder (punch or other tool). The battery MUST be disconnected before disassembly. The front tires MUST be positioned in a straight ahead position before disassembly.

A new replacement clockspring assembly will be preset to the correct neutral steering position. Anything used should be "retimed" to ensure that it is in the correct position. High miles clocksprings are more likely to fail. Clocksprings from front end collisions may have already failed. If possible, replace with a new one (~$100).
I would most certainly buy a new clockspring. Is there any wiring that needs to be done from the clockspring to the cruise needed?

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is this the cruise control wiring harness?
Yes, just plug it into the servo assembly that mounts in that slot.

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I would most certainly buy a new clockspring. Is there any wiring from the clockspring to the cruise needed?
There's a harness attached to the clockspring that runs down the right side of the column. It plugs into a connector (6-pin?) at the bottom of the column. Your dash harness should already have the matching connector and wires. The CS harness also contains a wire to a delicate contact that fits into the ignition switch hole for the key sense. You need to pull the lock cylinder out so the contact can be swapped with the one in your current CS harness.
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man this sounds like alot of work, where/what is the clockspring
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man this sounds like alot of work, where/what is the clockspring
The white thing with the yellow pigtail is the clockspring assembly.

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