Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure! registry | CVN on Facebook | tech | news | email login Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!


Welcome to CVN - Your Panther platform headquarters!


Custom Search


Topic Options
#1947334 - 01/03/10 10:52 AM "Ford" Emblem on steering wheel.
Braxton Offline
Member

Registered: 05/09/09
Posts: 468
Loc: Port Saint Lucie
Is this removable/replaceable? Mine seems to be caved in, as if someone pushed on it too hard...
_________________________

04 CVPI, 119xxx MILES

Top
Links
#1947335 - 01/03/10 10:56 AM Re: "Ford" Emblem on steering wheel. [Re: Braxton]
MadMax04 Offline
Not allowed to buy and sell on CVN
Member

Registered: 12/19/09
Posts: 197
Loc: Wisconsin
As far as I know they aren't "interchangable". I think they are put in with some adhesive. Mines kind of the same way, like its pushed in in the middle.
_________________________
2004 CVPI

So many mods to install in spring. So many.

Top
#1947337 - 01/03/10 10:57 AM Re: "Ford" Emblem on steering wheel. [Re: MadMax04]
SHAP357 Offline
Climber

Registered: 06/23/05
Posts: 838
Loc: Hartford, CT
They are just clipped in. Replacements can be found on ebay.
_________________________
1997 CVPI - ex. VA State Police
2006 CVPI - ex. US NAVY NCIS

Trunk Tray/Engine Covers//Tremcos- PM for details

Top
#1947358 - 01/03/10 11:39 AM Re: "Ford" Emblem on steering wheel. [Re: SHAP357]
martz0r Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 04/29/08
Posts: 4295
Loc: Punta Gorda, FL
Replaced mine. Had to disconnect the horn because it is now stuck so be careful not to push too hard when installing a new one.
_________________________

'07 Durango HEMI Limited 4x4
Previously: '90 Grand Marquis LS |'97 LTC|'03 LX-Sport|'06 P71|'03 P71|
Panther Seat Cover Removal - Overhead console display fix

Top
#1947385 - 01/03/10 12:34 PM Re: "Ford" Emblem on steering wheel. [Re: martz0r]
WSTRLNG Offline

Over the Hill

Registered: 10/16/09
Posts: 4592
Loc: Plymouth, New Hampshire, USA
_________________________
Victor WeSTeRLiNG

2005 Crown Vic LX 46K (Former Granny Car).**2006 Mustang Bullitt wheels and Hankook Ventus ST 255/50/17 tires. - **F/R Cross-drilled/slotted rotors. **2010 3.55 TracLok rear. **SCT iTSX adjusted speedometer.
**Removed airbag warning labels from the sun visors. - **Bumper tuck. - **Class III trailer hitch. - **Swapped electronic rear-view mirror with one with an on/off switch. - **Front/Rear OEM Mudflaps - **Flip-key mod.

Top
#1947602 - 01/03/10 06:57 PM Re: "Ford" Emblem on steering wheel. [Re: WSTRLNG]
bobb Offline
Member

Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 125
Loc: MA
I am pretty sure that [the inward curve]is the way it is supposed to be and is not damaged.I thought the same thing till I noticed the middle was actually flush with the horn pad on my 2003 cvpi.Anyone else ???

Top
#1947648 - 01/03/10 08:06 PM Re: "Ford" Emblem on steering wheel. [Re: bobb]
WSTRLNG Offline

Over the Hill

Registered: 10/16/09
Posts: 4592
Loc: Plymouth, New Hampshire, USA
 Originally Posted By: bobb
I am pretty sure that [the inward curve]is the way it is supposed to be and is not damaged.I thought the same thing till I noticed the middle was actually flush with the horn pad on my 2003 cvpi.Anyone else ???


No. The logo is supposed to have a cupped shape.

The oval indentation in the airbag cover has a "+" raised inside it. There are 2 slots on top and 3 slots on the bottom for the metal badge to crimp into. What I did to make sure I didn't "F" it up was to "slightly" bend inward the bottom of the tabs. I then placed the new badge over the slots and used the bottom of my palm to push it in while wiggling it to try to make the tabs bend inward.

When I was looking at how I was going to remove the badge, I had no idea how it was held in so I ended up taking the ENTIRE thing apart (horn, airbag charge, airbag) just to find a lexan plastic behind the cover with melted stubs holding it on to the airbag cover. Behind was the 2 contacts for the horn switch. Needless to say, I was very P/O'd to find I did all that for nothing. Especially when I was VERY careful when disconnecting the airbag wires (didn't want ANY static shock). Always had it pointing sideways from me.

BTW, the airbag charge appears to be nothing more that just a steel housing with what looks like thick "brillo pad". It buts up to the airbag itself. Never unbundled the airbag. It just kept it's bundled shape and I carefully put it back into the cover.

So, I just used a knife and pried the old badge off and said "Oh $#it!, that was it".



 Originally Posted By: martz0r
Replaced mine. Had to disconnect the horn because it is now stuck so be careful not to push too hard when installing a new one.


Sorry to hear about your horn getting stuck. Looks like one of the tabs didn't bend in right. Did you not bend the tips in first to help them push in easier? If you can remove it without damage, you should try to re-insert it.


Edited by WSTRLNG (01/03/10 08:21 PM)
_________________________
Victor WeSTeRLiNG

2005 Crown Vic LX 46K (Former Granny Car).**2006 Mustang Bullitt wheels and Hankook Ventus ST 255/50/17 tires. - **F/R Cross-drilled/slotted rotors. **2010 3.55 TracLok rear. **SCT iTSX adjusted speedometer.
**Removed airbag warning labels from the sun visors. - **Bumper tuck. - **Class III trailer hitch. - **Swapped electronic rear-view mirror with one with an on/off switch. - **Front/Rear OEM Mudflaps - **Flip-key mod.

Top
#1948018 - 01/04/10 11:36 AM Re: "Ford" Emblem on steering wheel. [Re: WSTRLNG]
bobb Offline
Member

Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 125
Loc: MA
My point is.The original poster complained of a caved in emblem/logo.Mine is curved in.Yours is cupped in.Different descriptions,same thing.Normal as far as I can tell.

Top
#1948231 - 01/04/10 05:48 PM Re: "Ford" Emblem on steering wheel. [Re: bobb]
WSTRLNG Offline

Over the Hill

Registered: 10/16/09
Posts: 4592
Loc: Plymouth, New Hampshire, USA
It's supposed to be cupped outward, like any other Ford badge on the outside of the car.

If you like your curved/cupped in then fine, but if you were to order an new one, you would see the difference.

_________________________
Victor WeSTeRLiNG

2005 Crown Vic LX 46K (Former Granny Car).**2006 Mustang Bullitt wheels and Hankook Ventus ST 255/50/17 tires. - **F/R Cross-drilled/slotted rotors. **2010 3.55 TracLok rear. **SCT iTSX adjusted speedometer.
**Removed airbag warning labels from the sun visors. - **Bumper tuck. - **Class III trailer hitch. - **Swapped electronic rear-view mirror with one with an on/off switch. - **Front/Rear OEM Mudflaps - **Flip-key mod.

Top

Moderator:  BigMerc96, Quasar 
Google!
Who's Online
11 registered (bensharn, GrandMarq9807, Ford_forever, DudeAbides, 2004_p71, 1 invisible), 83 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Shout Box

Email Login
EMail Login Name
Password
 New users, sign up!
Top Posters (30 Days)
a_d_a_m 186
Ezbok58a 155
charlieD 152
BigMerc96 144
Ponyguy 120
dpk 116
White99MGM 102
SocalSam 84
Moby_Vic 77
reminc70 74
Member Spotlight
Member Since: 12/31/69
Posts: 797





Copyright 2000-2015 by Crownvic.net and Steve Spaulding. All Rights Reserved.
The photographs, graphics and data contained in this Web site are the properties of the contributors, or Crownvic.net and may not be used without expressed written consent.
Crownvic.net is not affiliated with the Ford motor company.

Happily consuming the fuel saved by Prius owners!