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2002 Defender 90 Steering Wheel

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Georgeblade, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Georgeblade

    Georgeblade New Member

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    Hello

    I just bought my first Landrover - small problem - the indicators won't self cancel.

    Took the steering wheel off and there is a blue collar in the combi indicator/deadligh/horn module.

    I was expecting to see some 'prongs' in the back of the steering wheel to fit into the cut outs in the blue collar - but the back of the steering wheel is smooth.

    Am I right in thinking there should be something to 'mesh' with the blue collar?

    Help appreciated (this is my first post).
     
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    ratty I'm not special I'm limited edition Global Moderator

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    You are correct. Is your steering wheel a standard wheel or after market one?
     
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    It's a one piece molded thing with a prise out oval landrover badge in the middle.

    I did a bit of googling and found a part on BritParts ref NRC 7636 - indicator cancelling ring.

    Its got two prongs that are supposed to mesh with the blue collar on the indicator/lights/horn module.

    Trouble is - BritParts don't say what year so I guess it's a phone call to them.
     
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    ratty I'm not special I'm limited edition Global Moderator

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    type C by any chance?

    http://www.mudstuff.co.uk/moto_lita_steering_wheel.shtml
     
  5. Georgeblade

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    Ratty - spot on it's a Type C. Many thanks, my first lesson in getting to know the various LR nonmenclature.

    Now - for your next challenge (if you choose to accept it) - what does 5 mean in the VIN at digit position eight - the engine type? Been looking but can't find % anywhere.
     
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    Are you sure it's not an 8 meaning TD5?

    Land Rover VIN Checker Land Rover One Ten: Land Rover One Ten Blog
     
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    I've just checked my VIN and my 8th digit is an 8:confused:
     
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    Thats what I thought too - according to www.clifton.nl/calvin.html my landy is a Defender, 92.9 inch wheelbase, 2 door van, with engine type 2.5 ltr Td5 (EU5 spec), RH drive, 5-speed manual, year 2002 made in Solihull.

    What on earth is a EU5 spec engine?
     
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    Nice one - so it looks like it really is a Td5.

    Is the engine number on the block stamped on top of the exhaust manifold?
     
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    [​IMG]

    ;)
     
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    Out of interest is it possible to disable the self cancelling feature?

    I know someone who would like to get rid of it!
     
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    Usually a plastic tab on the wheel, that flicks the switch off when yu turn the wheel straight just remove wheel and remove tabs.
     
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    Yes.

    remove the steering wheel and pull off the canceling ring or cottle pins depending on what steering wheel is fitted.
     
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    Great, cheers for the advice guys I will pass it on.