Need to replace the clock spring of your Ford Fusion? By following the procedures below, you learn how to remove and install the clock spring on a Ford Fusion 2013-2020. This guide may apply to other Ford models as well.
What you will need
- Ford Fusion Clock Spring
- T25 Screwdriver
- T10 Screwdriver
- 7mm Nut Driver
- Park vehicle with the wheels pointing straight forward.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable for the battery.
- Wait 15 minutes before you start working on the airbag system.
- Remove the steering wheel and the airbag. If you need help with this step, follow these procedures for removing the steering wheel and the airbag.
Pull up the plastic trim above the steering column.
Remove the T25 screw and 7mm bolt below the lower plastic trim. Use a T25 screwdriver and a 7mm socket wrench to remove the bolt and screw.
Pull the lower plastic trim out of the steering column.
Remove the four T10 screws on the clockspring. Use a T10 screwdriver and twist it counterclockwise to loosen.
Disconnect the electrical connector of the clockspring by pressing the clip and pulling the connector out.
Press the clip on the upper left of the clockspring to detach the built-in connector on the clock spring.
Pull the clock spring out of the steering column.
Line up the new clock spring and push it until it snaps into place.
Reinstall the four T10 screws on the clock spring.
Reconnect the electrical connector of the clock spring.
Reinstall the steering wheel and the airbag. If you need help with this step, follow these procedures for reinstalling the steering wheel and airbag. Use a thread locker on the steering wheel nut—Torque the steering wheel nut to specifications.
Airbag SRS Light On
If the Airbag Light is on after replacing the clock spring, you can use the YOUCANIC Full System Scanner to reset the airbag light. This scanner can also read and clear fault codes through every vehicle’s control module.
- Always disconnect the battery’s negative terminal when working on electric components on the vehicle.
- Wear gloves and protective eyewear.
- Be gentle with the airbag. The airbag is sensitive and can cause injuries if it deploys.
- Place marks on the steering column to be able to reinstall the steering wheel in the exact alignment.
We hope you find the Ford Clock Spring Replacement Guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Ford.