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Old 10th-June-2012, 13:06
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Default How does steering wheel come off

Dont know whether to bother having a go at this today or shall I leave it till I have a full day spare without using the Disco.

How does the steering wheel come off on Disco 2 please my indickerators dont cancel properly and I was going to seee if perhaps something had come loose in there.
I have to turn the wheel one and a half turns when turning right before the mechanism cancels the trafficators and one full turn left to cancel the left turn trafficator.
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Old 10th-June-2012, 13:16
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Default Re: How does steering wheel come off

The cancel ring is broke .. easy job to do.

You need one of these ..

Indicator cancel Ring

The standard plastic tabs break and replacements are about 35 to 65 depends who you use!!

Prise out the centre horn push (if non-abs) dunno what to do if it is abs .. and disconnect leads.
Make sure wheels and steering wheel are in straight ahead position for when replacing.
Undo Hex nut, can't remember size but maybe 15 or 17mm, Nyloc but OK to re-use. Steering wheel should pull off splines easily.
The bottom of the wheel has the plastic cancel ring around it, very flimsy plastic, which has to be prised off.
The alloy ring replaces this with a set-screw to hold it.
Can't remember off-hand which way round the wires go, but the stock ones are replaced by those on the new alloy ring.
re-assembly is the reverse of assembly, as they say!!

I did it a while ago ...should have took pics but didn't, sorry ..
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Old 10th-June-2012, 13:17
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Pooh.

Just re-read and noticed yours is a D2 .. the above may not apply then, sorry!

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Old 10th-June-2012, 13:28
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Pooh.

Just re-read and noticed yours is a D2 .. the above may not apply then, sorry!

Thanks anyway

My horn push wont prise out for some reason that's why I thought I would ask before breaking anything
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Old 10th-June-2012, 13:56
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Here are the steps in order....big attention to the battery disconnection and rotary coupler things:


Airbag module - drivers

WARNING: It is imperative that before any work
is undertaken on the SRS system the appropriate
information is read thoroughly.
WARNING: Always disconnect both battery leads
before beginning work on the SRS system.
Disconnect the negative battery lead first. Never
reverse connect the battery.
Remove
1.
Remove the key from the starter switch.
Disconnect both battery leads, negative lead
first. Wait ten minutes before starting work.
2. Remove 2 Torx bolts securing airbag module to
steering wheel.
3. Release airbag module from steering wheel.
CAUTION: Do not allow the airbag module
to hang by the airbag harness.
4.
Disconnect multiplug from airbag module.
5. Remove airbag module.
WARNING: Store the airbag module with the
deployment side uppermost. If it is stored
deployment side down, accidental
deployment will propel the airbag module
with enough force to cause serious injury.
WARNING: Store the airbag module or seat
belt pre-tensioner in a designated storage
area. If there is no designated storage area
available, store in the locked luggage
compartment/loadspace of the vehicle and
inform the workshop supervisor.

Steering wheel

Remove
1.
Remove drivers airbag.
2. Disconnect horn multiplug.
3. Centralise steering wheel with road wheels in
straight ahead position.
4. Restrain steering wheel and loosen self locking
nut securing steering wheel to column.
5. Release steering wheel from column.
6. Remove and discard self locking nut.
7. Remove steering wheel.
8. Attach tape across edge of rotary coupler to
retain correct setting.
9. Release 2 clips securing each horn button to
steering wheel.
10. Remove screw securing horn earth lead to
steering wheel.
11. Disconnect radio and cruise control multiplugs.
12. Remove 2 screws securing radio switches to
steering wheel.
13. Remove radio switches from steering wheel.
14. Remove 2 screws securing cruise control
switches to steering wheel.
15. Remove cruise control switches from steering
wheel.
16. Remove horns from steering wheel.

Refit
1.
Fit horn switches to steering wheel and secure
with clips.
2. Fit and tighten screw securing horn earth lead
to steering wheel.
3. Fit cruise control switches to steering wheel
and secure with screws.
4. Fit radio switches to steering wheel and secure
with screws.
5. Connect radio and cruise control multiplugs.
6. Remove tape from rotary coupler.
7. Ensure road wheels are in straight ahead
position and indicator cancelling cam are
aligned horizontally.
8. Fit steering wheel to column.
9. Connect horn multiplug.
10. Fit and tighten new self locking nut securing
steering wheel to column to 43 Nm (32 lbf.ft).
11. Fit drivers airbag.
+RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, REPAIRS,
Airbag module - drivers.
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Old 10th-June-2012, 14:08
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Default Re: How does steering wheel come off

Quote:
Originally Posted by sierrafery View Post
Here are the steps in order....big attention to the battery disconnection and rotary coupler things:


Airbag module - drivers

WARNING: It is imperative that before any work
is undertaken on the SRS system the appropriate
information is read thoroughly.
WARNING: Always disconnect both battery leads
before beginning work on the SRS system.
Disconnect the negative battery lead first. Never
reverse connect the battery.
Remove
1. Remove the key from the starter switch.
Disconnect both battery leads, negative lead
first. Wait ten minutes before starting work.
2. Remove 2 Torx bolts securing airbag module to
steering wheel.
3. Release airbag module from steering wheel.
CAUTION: Do not allow the airbag module
to hang by the airbag harness.
4.
Disconnect multiplug from airbag module.
5. Remove airbag module.
WARNING: Store the airbag module with the
deployment side uppermost. If it is stored
deployment side down, accidental
deployment will propel the airbag module
with enough force to cause serious injury.
WARNING: Store the airbag module or seat
belt pre-tensioner in a designated storage
area. If there is no designated storage area
available, store in the locked luggage
compartment/loadspace of the vehicle and
inform the workshop supervisor.

Steering wheel

Remove
1.
Remove drivers airbag.
2. Disconnect horn multiplug.
3. Centralise steering wheel with road wheels in
straight ahead position.
4. Restrain steering wheel and loosen self locking
nut securing steering wheel to column.
5. Release steering wheel from column.
6. Remove and discard self locking nut.
7. Remove steering wheel.
8. Attach tape across edge of rotary coupler to
retain correct setting.
9. Release 2 clips securing each horn button to
steering wheel.
10. Remove screw securing horn earth lead to
steering wheel.
11. Disconnect radio and cruise control multiplugs.
12. Remove 2 screws securing radio switches to
steering wheel.
13. Remove radio switches from steering wheel.
14. Remove 2 screws securing cruise control
switches to steering wheel.
15. Remove cruise control switches from steering
wheel.
16. Remove horns from steering wheel.

Refit
1.
Fit horn switches to steering wheel and secure
with clips.
2. Fit and tighten screw securing horn earth lead
to steering wheel.
3. Fit cruise control switches to steering wheel
and secure with screws.
4. Fit radio switches to steering wheel and secure
with screws.
5. Connect radio and cruise control multiplugs.
6. Remove tape from rotary coupler.
7. Ensure road wheels are in straight ahead
position and indicator cancelling cam are
aligned horizontally.
8. Fit steering wheel to column.
9. Connect horn multiplug.
10. Fit and tighten new self locking nut securing
steering wheel to column to 43 Nm (32 lbf.ft).
11. Fit drivers airbag.
+RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, REPAIRS,
Airbag module - drivers.
No air bag in steering wheel, 1998 Disco with round horn push in centre of wheel
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Old 10th-June-2012, 14:14
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Default Re: How does steering wheel come off

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No air bag in steering wheel, 1998 Disco with round horn push in centre of wheel
My post might help then .. does it look like this?



If it does then that's mine ... or identical to mine anyway!!
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Old 10th-June-2012, 14:15
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Default Re: How does steering wheel come off

that's not a D2 wheel then
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Old 10th-June-2012, 14:18
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that's not a D2 wheel then
Not a Disco 1 is it
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Old 10th-June-2012, 14:19
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Default Re: How does steering wheel come off

the one in the pic is identical to my D1 300Tdi ...
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