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Fitting an indicator stalk/switch 1989 90

MIKESLANDY

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Bought one of the above as my own one has a mind of its own. Looking at the new one it seems that I will have to remove thesteering wheel to slip it down over the steering shaft. Is this correct, thanks in advance.
Mike
 
Bought one of the above as my own one has a mind of its own. Looking at the new one it seems that I will have to remove thesteering wheel to slip it down over the steering shaft. Is this correct, thanks in advance.
Mike

Yup that's right.

  • Steering wheel centre out,
  • nut off (22m i think - standing outside the truck pull down on the steering wheel as you push upwards with the ratchet),
  • sit in the driver seat and looping both arms behind the wheel bang the back of the wheel with your forearms, it should pop off, but some are a little reluctant,
  • Remove upper and lower cowling,
  • unscrew the wiper switch, light switch and fog lamp switch,
  • unscrew the metal plate holding the indicator to the steering shaft housing,
  • refitting is reverse of removal!
Should be about a 20 minute job, if that!
 
One word of caution though - muppet here was struggling to get the wheel off a year or so ago and was sitting in the drivers seat banging upwards from behind the wheel - suffice to say that when the wheel did eventually part company from the column it bent my glasses and broke my nose!
You have been warned, but then you are probably sensible!

James
 
One word of caution though - muppet here was struggling to get the wheel off a year or so ago and was sitting in the drivers seat banging upwards from behind the wheel - suffice to say that when the wheel did eventually part company from the column it bent my glasses and broke my nose!
You have been warned, but then you are probably sensible!

James

Lol James! :D I know I shouldn't laugh but we have all done stuff like that! I can remember thinking huh if this spanner were to fall now it'd really hurt and you know what? it did and it did!! ;) Ow!

Seriously be careful you could knock your teeth out and all sorts, to be safe hold a pillow in front of your face when you are pulling towrds yourself!!!
 
Sorry James, still laughing at the thought of it:D . Yes we have all done some stupid things, isnt foresight a wonderful thing. Thanks Geo for the detailed procedure. Had the steering off twice before thinking it was easier then retracking the rod, used a beefy screw pullers twice(plastic steering wheel didnt like it much) but it took some pressure.
Cheers
Mike
 
Typical, I now have the whole lot disassembled and the wiperswitch has fallen apart, anyone know how this goes back together? Have the lever with a spring and a roller which I assume rolls from contact to contact but where do the ends of the springs go? I may have bent them in my fustration.
Thanks
Mike
 
I have face planted my steering wheele while engaging 4wd high on my series! Don't do this with wet hands!
 
TO MIKESLANDY Re: Fitting an indicator stalk/switch 1989 90

Typical, I now have the whole lot disassembled and the wiperswitch has fallen apart, anyone know how this goes back together? Have the lever with a spring and a roller which I assume rolls from contact to contact but where do the ends of the springs go? I may have bent them in my fustration.
Thanks
Mike

Hey. Exact same thing just happened to me. Did you manage to put it back together? Anyone else know how it fits together?? HELP!!

Mark
 
One word of caution though - muppet here was struggling to get the wheel off a year or so ago and was sitting in the drivers seat banging upwards from behind the wheel - suffice to say that when the wheel did eventually part company from the column it bent my glasses and broke my nose!
You have been warned, but then you are probably sensible!

James

:D :D

When removing the steering wheel either is the correct puller, or use hand with arms locked so when it does come off you dont smash your face up...


your not the first and wont be the last to do so :)


Cheers
 
Can you not simply undo the centre nut a few turns, but leave it on, so that when the wheel lets go it doesn't hit you in the face?
 
Typical, I now have the whole lot disassembled and the wiperswitch has fallen apart, anyone know how this goes back together? Have the lever with a spring and a roller which I assume rolls from contact to contact but where do the ends of the springs go? I may have bent them in my fustration.
Thanks
Mike

OK, managed to figure this out myself...

The wire spring that pushes the lever back up when you pull it down for single swipe goes under the switch housing, with its arms either side of the outside contacts. The coiled spring goes in the hole in the end of the lever closest to the contact terminals. There's a little rubber blob that goes on the end of the spring, then the roller slides between the rubber blob and the terminals, perpendicular (i.e. 90 degrees) to the coiled spring, so it touches two terminals at once. It's a fiddle to get it in, so be careful that it doesn't ping out and go flying.

Hope that helps

Mark
 
to take the steering wheel off use the two threaded holes on it

find a couple of long bolts that fit the threading drill or find a piece of plate with two holes and put your two bolts through it --- now bolt it on

get a wedge or chisel ( loosen steering nut first till flush with end of shaft )

insert wedge btw top of steering shaft and bolted on plate --- knock wedge in with hammer --- steering wheel will come off and wont go any where

unbolt the little frame and it is done !!!


cheers

rtp ;)
 
Can you not simply undo the centre nut a few turns, but leave it on, so that when the wheel lets go it doesn't hit you in the face?
Yes you can, and I do that even when using a puller.

As Palmer says, use a puller anyway - the only expensive bit is if you have to buy a couple of 1/4" UNC bolts to fit the threaded holes. The only other bit you need is a bit of bar with two holes drilled in it.

As well as being safer to the person taking the wheel off, it's safer for future drivers. Whilst not an issue for the "robust" steering column on a Land Rover, if you use a hammer on some vehicle you WILL damage the column and risk it failing whilst driving.
 
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