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replacing my indicator stalk!

'spare parts stu' is providing me with a replacement stalk.. so I can get
my headlights working properly again.

But... how do I remove the old one.. and fit this????

I DO have an airbag.. so I'm not really wanting to mess with
the steering wheel too much!
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Seeing as I removed this from the car for you... I should probably tell you how to fit it.

The entire steering wheel has to come off.

This was removed from a non airbag car, but I think it's pretty much the same. Take of the cowling around the steering column by removing the 4 screws underneath.

Look at the back of the steering wheel and you should find 3 or 4 screws, remove these as they hold the airback in place. Once removed, disconnect the wiring.

Remove and remaining screws from the centre hub and the large nut in the middle. Then brace and start wiggling the steering wheel until it slides off.

The stalks are all in one unit. Disconnect the wiring and loosen the bolt underneath. It will then slide out in one piece.

Fitting the new one is the reverse of this. You shouldn't have any problem with the airbag as it's a one piece unit that plugs in.

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oooh... "be afraid be very afraid" now.. call me stupid "STUPID" but does the AB have its own battery or 'something' cos like in a crash there is no gurantee that they battery / wiring will survive the impact...

or is that just silly!

thanks for the tips....

will add this to the ever growing list of 'things i'd love do sort out, if only i had the time & money"

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basically you need to do this



Until you end up with this!!!!!




Good luck!
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Stuzzer you kill me!!!
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ahh.. the 45-90 seconds that took to load on DIAL UP was SOOOOO WORTH IT!

grrrr!
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Awww... he looks so comfy in there


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One more thing to add... make sure the front wheels are centered and straight before doing this. Otherwise when you refit the steering wheel, it won't be centered when going straight.

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aaarrghhhh!!! spent the best part of today taking it all apart to find..

its the wrong 'stalk' assembly!!!!!

the wiring is all wrong... the size of the bit the turns is wrong...

its all wrong!

crap crap crap! :dammad:

I tried to WD40 my stalk see if that would help.. made no difference

i'm still not convinced its the stalk.. but what else could it be???

now I get:

POS1: low beem
POS2: low beem
PUSH: high beem, (low comes on??)
then low stays on..

or something like that???

they worked for like months.. but do you think it could be a wiring thing, rather than the stalk?

if its the stalk.. I need one from a 94+

at the moment I'm grounded!

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This stalk came of a car with cruise control... so that might explain the difference.

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sorry dude, thought it would be a straight swap. gutted
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Pardon my ignorance of most things car-tech, but whats stopping you renovating the old one?

An Audi I had a while back wouldnt put dipped beam on, it was fullbeam or sidelights only, the unit from that was a "Sealed" unit to stop you messing with it, and the garage basically said a replacement would cost over 150.

Being a tight git, I ignored the "dont drive it at night, shouldnt let you leave the garage" warnings, dismantled the steering wheel assembley to find a fully riveted unit wrapped round the steering wheel (like an --[O]-- shape). I drilled the rivets, found all the things that jumped out when I opened it (eep), and cleaned the contacts. It tested OK so I installed bolts where the rivets were and reassembled. Worked fine, which is surprising given I didnt even know where the dipstick was!

Maybe if its the stalk assembley that is the problem (tested with a multimeter?) you could try dismantling and renovating the part rather than trying to find a replacement. Just a thought.

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I'm barking up an old thread.

I have a similiar problem:

SMOKE came out of mine, and now the headlights won't switch on.

I have no problem remving the light and wiper unit assembly, but what if I want to just replace the light switch, not the whole unit containing the wiper arm and such.

Anyone done that yet?
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