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How does steering wheel come off

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by landowner, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. landowner

    landowner Well-Known Member

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    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.:)
     
  2. Paul D

    Paul D Glass rep for South Yorkshire Events Planner

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    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 ..
     
  3. Paul D

    Paul D Glass rep for South Yorkshire Events Planner

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    Pooh.

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

    :eek: :confused:
     
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    landowner Well-Known Member

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    Thanks anyway

    My horn push wont prise out for some reason that's why I thought I would ask before breaking anything:rolleyes:
     
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    sierrafery Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  6. landowner

    landowner Well-Known Member

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    No air bag in steering wheel, 1998 Disco with round horn push in centre of wheel
     
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    Paul D Glass rep for South Yorkshire Events Planner

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    My post might help then .. does it look like this?

    [​IMG]

    If it does then that's mine ... or identical to mine anyway!! ;)
     
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    sierrafery Well-Known Member

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    that's not a D2 wheel then
     
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    landowner Well-Known Member

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    Not a Disco 1 is it:eek::eek:
     

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    Paul D Glass rep for South Yorkshire Events Planner

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    the one in the pic is identical to my D1 300Tdi ...
     
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    Paul D Glass rep for South Yorkshire Events Planner

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    Yeah, D1 300 Tdi, same as mine ... ;)

    A lot of people called them D2's 'cos they were different to the D1 200 Tdi, but a 'proper' D2 is different again .. ;)
     
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    That's the one, I'll have another go at prising the middle out:rolleyes:
     
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    Back to post two then, thanks Paul:)
     
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    Paul D Glass rep for South Yorkshire Events Planner

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    Give us a few minutes and I'll take a couple of pics to show the bits .. ;)
     
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    Paul D Glass rep for South Yorkshire Events Planner

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    I'm about to go outside to change diff oils and fettle other bits so a quick wheel off isn't a problem ...
     
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    landowner Well-Known Member

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    Wish I had your enthusiasm.........:D thanks
     
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    Paul D Glass rep for South Yorkshire Events Planner

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    I just poke a slim screwdriver into the horn, it's soft on top, but housed in a case, so make sure you get the outside of the case and lever it up, following it round like taking a bicycle tyre off.

    19mm socket for Nyloc wheel nut in the bottom, undo the two horn wires ..

    Once undone, pull the wheel off .. it can be reallt stiff the first time, but it will come with steady even pressure. Or a hammer ...

    Mine looks different underneath as it's got an alloy fitment where yours will still have a plastic cone shaped thing, very flimsy, you'll see the tab bit broken off, which also pulls off the bottom, as does it's case. Be careful with the wires on the plastic bit, when it's all apart it's obvious where they go and where the one from the new fitment goes.

    Try to line up the wheel straight again when re-fitting, it's just fiddly to go through it a few times to get it right again!

    When you're putting the horn back be aware that the top of the horn button casing has a tab that locates into the soft material of the steering wheel. Put the tab in first and press it under the soft material, and again, follow it round pressing one edge so it all fits back under the wheel material. I've done it a few times now and don't beep the horn, but if you have neighbours who don't like horns, undo the battery or horn before trying it!!
     

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    Yes, it's definitely a Disco I


    Dave
     
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    landowner Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic, thanks very much.
    I'm goin out now to have a look at it...you're a star.:):)
     
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    Gonna have to disconnect the battery so I'll do it tomorrow.

    Only got the rubber off and the plastic horn carrier is solid and I'm makin too much noise for a Sunday as the horn keeps sounding.

    Might take a fuse out after dinner and have a go.
     

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