Re: Help! Need advice re clocksprings OR disconnecting airbag light
Well that's a sticky one mate.
No one is EVER going to tell you to remove the globe (specially no one from Ford), simply because of the legal implications of doing it. Of course, this doesn't mean you can't do it. But like Wythors said, if the light is on, your system is disabled. Also, when someone is inspecting the car, they'll know you've removed the globe because even if there's nothing wrong, the system is designed to illuminate the globe for a few seconds every time the ignition is switched on (system prove out). So anyone can pick it out.
If you can't get a hold of a second hand one I was going to suggest that you check which other Fords have a similar clockspring that you can use. Most of the time these clocksprings are designed to fit more than one model, so it is possible you could use something out of another Ford built around the same year as your 'stang. I'm not 100% familiar with all your models because some of them were never imported down here but anything that has a similar looking/sized steering wheel AND wiper/turn-signals switches will be a good place to start.
cheers and good luck!