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#1947334 - 01/03/10 10:52 AM "Ford" Emblem on steering wheel.
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Is this removable/replaceable? Mine seems to be caved in, as if someone pushed on it too hard...
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#1947335 - 01/03/10 10:56 AM Re: "Ford" Emblem on steering wheel. [Re: Braxton]
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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.
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#1947337 - 01/03/10 10:57 AM Re: "Ford" Emblem on steering wheel. [Re: MadMax04]
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They are just clipped in. Replacements can be found on ebay.
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#1947358 - 01/03/10 11:39 AM Re: "Ford" Emblem on steering wheel. [Re: SHAP357]
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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.
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#1947385 - 01/03/10 12:34 PM Re: "Ford" Emblem on steering wheel. [Re: martz0r]
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#1947602 - 01/03/10 06:57 PM Re: "Ford" Emblem on steering wheel. [Re: WSTRLNG]
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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 ???

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#1947648 - 01/03/10 08:06 PM Re: "Ford" Emblem on steering wheel. [Re: bobb]
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 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)
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**Removed airbag warning labels from the sun visors. - **Bumper tuck. - **Class III trailer hitch. - **Front/Rear OEM Mudflaps - **Flip-key mod. - **Custom subwoofer under rear shelf. - **Trunk torsion bar delete for struts.

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#1948018 - 01/04/10 11:36 AM Re: "Ford" Emblem on steering wheel. [Re: WSTRLNG]
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Registered: 09/10/08
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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.

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#1948231 - 01/04/10 05:48 PM Re: "Ford" Emblem on steering wheel. [Re: bobb]
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Registered: 10/16/09
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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.

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**Removed airbag warning labels from the sun visors. - **Bumper tuck. - **Class III trailer hitch. - **Front/Rear OEM Mudflaps - **Flip-key mod. - **Custom subwoofer under rear shelf. - **Trunk torsion bar delete for struts.

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