Ok, made some progress on the dash & column.
Airbag Code 32 + no horn both point towards clock spring. So I pulled the airbag & steering wheel off
Close-up of clock spring p/n for a '96
Ign lock cyl is toast, key comes out in any position
Swapped in the lock cyl from the parts truck (97 F250)
non-airbag wheel from same F250
Harness for the wheel
Airbag trucks use a black plug, non-airbag uses gray. They are pinned the same and even shaped the same, the difference is the gray one has a thicker pin so they wont fit together, altho they still will with a little effort. Either swap the plugs, or sand the side down a little.
Harness installed on column. Aside from the plug (mentioned above) it swaps right onto the column
Remove airbag computer
and install your new steering wheel! I still need to locate a non-airbag hornpad with the cruise buttons.
Don't forget to remove the bulb for the airbag while youre in there.
While I was under there I found some wires to fix
I also took the time to remove the factory radio for a new one. Youd think if it still has the original radio in it the wires would be fine, but youd be wrong!
Everything is all fixed up now, and the new head unit is in. I have speakers to put in, just didn't get that far.
Windshield done, hood back on, new fuel lines installed. The bronco lives!! Once the fuel lines were purged it fired right up. I was only off-time by 1º. So I had it driving around the yard a little bit, it seems to be ok. I still need to recalibrate the speedo; ill do that Monday. Ive got an apt for a new exhaust system set up for Tuesday morning, then it gets an alignment & inspection Thursday. So if all goes well, ill be driving it in another week!!!
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