Ford Lightning Cruise Control Button Install (99-04) - With Gifs

Posted 5/2/2017 by Tyler Rodriquez

Are your Ford Lighting cruise control buttons worn out or faded? Watch as we walk you through the easy install of new cruise control buttons!

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How To Install Ford Lightning Cruise Control Buttons (99-04)

Ford Lightning Cruise Control Button Install (99-04) - Ford Lightning Cruise Control Button Install (99-04)

Tools you will need:
  • 2 Jaw Puller
  • Flat Head Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Socket Set
  • T45 Torx Driver


Installation Instructions

  1. Disconnect The Negative Battery Cable.




  2. Remove the two bolt hole covers on each side of the steering wheel.




  3. Remove the two 8mm airbag retaining bolts.




  4. Carefully remove the airbag from the steering wheel and disconnect the airbag harness. Set the airbag aside in a safe, level area.




  5. Remove the steering wheel from the steering wheel shaft with a T45 Torx bit driver.




  6. Before removing the steering wheel, disconnect the cruise control electrical connector.




  7. Assemble your two jaw puller. We utilized an appropriate width socket between the center screw and the steering shaft.




  8. Using the correct socket, turn the jaw bolt clockwise until the steering wheel is no longer pressed onto the shaft.




  9. Place the wheel on a clean workbench and grab a small flathead screwdriver and a phillips head screwdriver.




  10. With the wheel facing up, remove the horn connections with a small flat head screwdriver.




  11. Remove the 4 phillips head screws holding the cruise control buttons down.




  12. Flip the wheel over and remove the two phillips head screws securing the rear trim to the wheel.




  13. Flip the wheel back over and remove the cruise control buttons and wiring, paying close attention to how the button harnesses are routed.




  14. Install the new buttons and harness in the same orientation as the factory buttons.




  15. Install is reversal of removal being sure to add blue loctite onto the steering wheel bolt.






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1999-2004 F-150 SVT Lightning Cruise Control Switch Assembly - Review & Install

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Published on 2017-05-01
Features:
- Ford Motorcraft Replacement
- Factory Look
- Easy Installation

Ford Cruise Control Switch Assembly.
This is a Ford OEM speed control switch assembly, also known as cruise control switch assembly, for your 1999-2004 Ford SVT Lightning. These switches can wear down internally and become hard to operate. If your Lightning's factory cruise control switch is falling apart, or is worn out, replace it today with this Ford OEM direct replacement switch assembly. It is easy to install, and can be done with basic hand tools in your garage. The switches feature the factory black finish with white font that's easy to read. When the lights are on, the switches are back lit just like the originals for night time driving. This kit is a direct replacement for your original cruise control switches.

Application
-Fits 1999-2004 Ford Lightning

Item # FTP-9888C
MPN # 5928
Transcript
99-04 Lightning Cruise Control Switches

What's up guys? Landan with Late Model Restoration. Today I'm going to be checking out and installing the Ford Motorcraft cruise control buttons fitting the second generation Ford Lightning.

Beside me is my 2000 SVT Lightning that I've owned for 7 years. It's always been a garaged kept truck and only has sixty-four thousand miles. With upkeep like that and not seeing much exposure to the sun over the course of seventeen years, you'd think the cruise control buttons would still be perfect...? Well, guess again!

The cruise control buttons are a common issue on the second gen trucks. Overtime, the factory rubberized coating starts to deteriorate and crack making them a pretty big eyesore in the interior.

This cruise control button assembly is a factory Ford Motorcraft part so it's going to be a direct fit into your truck. Before installing this, I would recommend a two jaw puller to separate the steering wheel from the steering shaft. I would avoid forcing the wheel from the shaft if at all possible.

To get things started, disconnect the negative battery cable.
Inside of the truck, located the two bolt hole covers; there is one per side.
Remove these with a small flat head screwdriver.
Now remove the two 8mm airbag retaining bolts.
Carefully slide the airbag out of the steering wheel.
Disconnect the airbag connection and set the airbag aside.
Remove the steering wheel to shaft bolt with a T-45 torx driver.
Before removing the wheel, disconnect the cruise control harness electrical connection.
Assemble your two jaw puller.
I utilized an appropriate width socket in between the center screw and steering shaft.
Avoid using sharp objects because you don't want to damage the steering shaft threads.
Turn the center screw clockwise to press the steering wheel off of the shaft.
Once it's free, slide the airbag connection through the opening and then remove the wheel from the truck.
Place the wheel on a clean work bench.
With the wheel facing up, remove the horn connections with a small flat head screwdriver.
Now remove the four Phillips head screws securing the buttons to the wheel.
Flip the wheel over and remove the two Phillips head screws securing the rear trim to the wheel.
Set the trim aside.
Flip the wheel back over and remove the cruise control harness from the wheel.
Be sure to make note of the electrical wire routing so you can install the new harness in the same orientation.
Slide the harness connection underneath the horn contact pad.
Reroute the wire through the hooks and then position the buttons into place.
Loosely thread the four button retaining screws.
Make sure the top screw on the driver side has the ground underneath the screw's head.
Plug in the horn connections.
Flip the wheel over, reinstall the trim piece and retighten the two screws.
Flip the wheel back over and fully tighten the four screws.
Reinstall the steering wheel back onto the steering shaft in the same orientation.
Make sure you pass the airbag connection through the opening in the wheel.
Apply blue thread locking compound to the steering wheel to shaft retaining bolt and fully tighten.
Plug in the airbag and cruise control harness electrical connections.
Double check to make sure the harness is not in a bind anywhere.
Reinstall the airbag.
Retighten the two 8mm bolts and snap the covers back into place.
Reconnect the negative battery cable, check for operation, and you're all finished.

As far as installation goes fellas, this one is very straightforward and should only take you around thirty to forty-five minutes from start to finish. Again, I would recommend a two jaw puller to properly remove the wheel from the shaft.

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