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Old 12-12-14, 17:48
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Default Re: Mk4 multifunction steering wheel

The problem with the cancelling ring Is that the diameter is larger than the T4 one and the tag is on the opposite side.
In the end I cut off the tag and made a nylon spacer to get round it. If I get time this weekend I'll pop my wheel off and take some pictures.
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Old 12-12-14, 19:15
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Yeah, I noticed that on while playing with the stalks and slip ring.

The other thing I've just noticed on removing the cancelling ring from the slip ring is that has exactly the same diameter as the larger port in the indicator stalk.


(Terrible photo, I know)

What I'm thinking, is to cut the tab off to the point where that section of the ring is flush with the rest and somehow attach it to the inside of the ring - I just need to figure out a way of doing this that won't come apart while in use.

Does the tab on the OG steering wheel sit on the left or right? I've never had the self cancelling function work with the aftermarket wheel that I have on currently.

Failing that, I've got a mk3 ring on the way that will be butchered.

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Old 12-12-14, 19:19
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Yeah my original idea was to cut it off and stick it back on in the correct place I even tried various shapes and sizes or plastic but couldn't find a reliable way to mount them
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Old 12-12-14, 19:23
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Damn. I thought I was on to something there!
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Old 12-12-14, 20:43
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is there enough room between the column and the clockspring, to be able to drill a hole in the underside of the steering wheel and insert a pin strong enough and long enough to opperate the self cancel ??
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Old 12-12-14, 21:08
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The problem with that is that you have to go through the clock spring, and you risk damaging the ribbon cable. Along with that, I can only assume that if you don't damage the cable, the pin will get caught in the cable as it unravels/ravels when the steering wheel is turned. Also the pin has to turn with the steering, yet the body of the spring is stationary.

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Old 12-12-14, 21:20
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Does the steering angle sensor still need spacing out like mine did or does it take up all the available space between the wheel and top of the switches?
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Old 12-12-14, 22:03
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I haven't had it on the column yet, but I think it should be fine with maybe a trim of the spline adaptor.

EDIT - I tell a lie, the operation of the main beam switch is impeded. Back to the drawing board.

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Old 13-12-14, 14:18
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depending as to how much more room is required between the underside of the wheeland the switch pack , it could be possible to take a small amount off of the steering column outer and to elongate the pinch bolt hole to move the steering lock lower
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Old 14-12-14, 13:59
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I think it would be better to take out the redundant space in that area taken up by the steering angle sensor. It'd be a right hack, but the easier of the two options.

As for your pin idea, I had a look at the setup from the underside of the wheel and it could be a tad difficult. The pin would have to be situated right on the lip of the female splines - i.e. you'd have to drill INCREDIBLY accurately. I wonder if welding a small tab (without ruining the wheel!) would work?
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