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How to make your Ford Explorer steering column telescope PICS

Discussion in 'Modified 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by Hitchhikingmike, April 25, 2010.

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  1. EndFed

    EndFed New Member

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    How is it I have a 2004 EB edition without telescopic? Or do I and I need to get more aggressive w it? You use the tilt lever to unlock the telescopic?
     
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    None of the third generation came with a telescoping steering wheel. Those who have it modified the column like in the first post.
     
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    Thank you.

    I read it was a difference as if the XLS models were excluded vs 3rd gen altogether.
     
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    Thank you.

    I read it was a difference as if the XLS models were excluded vs 3rd gen altogether.
     
  6. Hitchhikingmike

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    Hi all, been a while since I viewed this thread. The manual to my 3rd gen describes the telescoping function of the third gen. I believe the option was taken out for the fourth gen.
     
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    So, does the wheel go in further than it did before you made it telescoping? I noticed that short people will scoot the seat forward so they can reach the pedals but that leaves them sitting right up on the wheel. My ex wife did this in our previous Explorer. It had the pedals that adjusted with a button though.
     
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    I love these types of modifications,...I'll do it,....thanks for this,....great Mod..

    MAX
     
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    I know that the column is different on the 2nd GEN , but has anyone looked into the possibility of the 2nd gen being made to telescope as well
     
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    Hello, I have never looked at the columns in the second gens before, but I doubt it though.
     
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    I really wish the pictures would show from these old post, as there is no longer a picture for reference.
     
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    I did this mod in 2010. Last month the knuckle broke off the gear shifter lever. Would advise caution for this mod, Ford may have stopped the option for reliability reasons. After my new gear shift lever knuckle was installed, I put the steering column as close to stock position as possible, and no longer use the mod.
     
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    Same here, I never knew a telescopic steering wheel was an option
     

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