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Absolutely photos help---the more the merrier in fact!
Even though this isn't a difficult job any description accompanied with photos might help someone apprehensive to tackle this themselves. Its possible your write up could find its way into the tech folder too!
Good on ya for the new Ford part----I've not seen too many issues in general with that switch where ever its use, F-Series or the E-Series.
Here I will try and give you the step by step to replacing the Multi-function switch. Yes it is easy but I want to see if I can post properly with pictures and the description.
So to start disconnect the battery! You are very close to the Air Bag so....
Then remove the Tilt steering handle by unscrewing it. Next unscrew the 3 screws holding the bottom cover in place.
Next turn the ignition to run and push the ball up and pull out the ignition lock cylinder.
It should then look like this!
Now you can pull the top cover off, while it is off a good cleaning is very easy. There are 2 #20 Torx screws holding the multifunction switch in place. In the picture below you can see the bottom connector retaining clip is broken from previous repair.
Here you can see the top clip is broken as well.
Now it is just remove the 2 screw and 2 electric connectors and swap in the new part. Reverse the above procedure for reassembly. Just a note that the signal may not latch if the steering wheel at a point for the turn signal return.
In this picture you can see the difference of size in the parts, the FORD part on the left and the knock-off on the right.
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