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1989golf 1.8 gti 16 valve mk 2have had steering wheel off put it back steering lock wont work and horn goes off when tightenig nut

Had steering wheel off to access dash board put it back on and steering lock wont work and horn is on constantly

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    c has bradley May 07, 2014

    The horn is working fine now, it was fixed by cycling the central locking off then on with the key (rather than the remote fob)

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Hi. It sounds like the steering lock has not been put back into position properly. This would need reassembly.

Posted on Mar 29, 2014

Testimonial: "Neil, we didn't touch any other component onthe steering column, just removedthe steering wheel. Thanks"

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SOURCE: cental locking on MK 3 GOLF

check wires and plastic vacumme lines in between all the doors.pull rubber boot back look for broken cracked wires and vac lines.same thing on hatch open hatch at the left hinge for the hatch and roof you will see the rubber boot.pull it back look for damaged wires vaclines

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Replace the Clock spring. It is mounted behind steering wheel. It alows electrical connection while the wheel turns.

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remove the airbag !!! but disconnect the battery first and leave it for 10mins or so every thing is behind the airbag.

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SOURCE: how to replace front lambda sensor

The oxygen sensor, (also called the lambda sensor), is right after the exhaust manifold, which is on the back side of the engine, so you need to reach it from underneath.
However, it is expensive, so you may want to take it out carefully and simply have it checked first.
With an ohmmeter you can tell if it is burned out.
0 or infinite ohms is bad.
I believe it should be around 1500 ohms, but don't remember exactly.
The other thing is deposits like carbon can make it ineffective, and can be cleaned sometimes.

If you put a new one in, a little antizsieze is a good idea, but don't put on much, because you don't want to contaminate the sensor. Just enough to make removal easier. Remove and clean it every year.

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SOURCE: What wrench is needed to remove the 2002 GTI lug nuts?

they are the locking wheel nuts(lugs)and you will need a key(not a hex allen key)to remove them.if you look close you will see that the sides are not equal.
I use a nut spilitter or an old socket hammered onto the nut to remove it,means replacements but next time you buy a car check to make sure you have the radio code and the wheel nut key.

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Turn signal switch replacement


you mean turn signal cam replacment
1 disconnect battery 2remove the hub or air bag on steering wheel (center Part of wheel) maybe two screws in the back of steering wheel remove first 3 remove horn button and steering wheel retaining nut then install steering wheel puller 15.99 at autozone. notice the steering wheel angle it only goes back on one way. 4 next shoulb a lock plate there is a retainer ring remove it with a lock plate retainer tool 8.99 use a pair of needle nose to remove ring dont bend out of shape. 5 now you can remove the turn cam two screws on selector and one screw on the hazard light switch then 3 screws on the cam you will need a # 2 and a #1 phillps for these screws. 6 disconnect power cord it probally goes down through column remove the knee plate to see wires by the pedals. 7 thread the new wire harness back down the column with a piece of bailing wire or equalivent. 8 reinstall all in reverse order.

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1985 chevy blazer steering wheel removel


Remove the horn button, it should pop off unless you have the deluxe wheel in which case it is held on with 2 Philips screws on the back of the wheel. There is a large nut that has to come off as well as some bits and pieces for the horn. PAY close attention to how these pieces come apart or your horn won't work when you reassemble it. Attach the steering wheel puller and remove the wheel. It helps to give the bolt on the puller a rap with a hammer as you tighten it. Don't bother to try to do this without the puller... it don't work.

With the wheel out of the way, you will see a plate with grooves in the edge of it. This is the locking plate. There is a special tool to remove this but you probably won't be able to rent it. Try to borrow it if you can. If not, it can be removed without the tool. BE WARNED that THIS PLATE CAN HURT YOU as in break teeth or a nose. It is spring loaded with a very heavy spring. To remove it get a piece of boomstick or bar about 16 inch long. Enough so you can use your shoulder to push down on it and hold it while you pry the lock ring off the center shaft. Then ease the plate up until you feel it break contact with the spring. then remove it and the spring. Don't bother trying to put it back together without the spring. You'll just have to take it back apart and put the spring in. Hope this helps.

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Remove steeringing wheel in cadillac 1988 sedan deville ?


The steering wheel should be turned so the wheels are turned straight ahead before you start
the work. And the wheel should be locked so you can align the wheel correctly when
re-installing.

1) Take off the two 8mm on back of steering wheel that hold on the horn pad. Twist and detach the
connector/wire that goes to the horn. Remove the horn pad.

2) Remove the nut and retainer holding on the wheel.

3) Use a steering wheel puller to remove the wheel. You can get a loaner steering wheel puller from
autozone.

So why are you removing the steering wheel? Let me guess, the wheel is loose?!

Jul 26, 2011 | 1988 Cadillac Sedan DeVille

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Steering wheel column loose, how do i tighten it


The same thing happened on my 1988 Deville. There are 3 Torx screws underneath the turn signal switch that are notorious for
coming loose of time in many GM cars that have the same steering column.

Its a tedious job, lots of small parts that are easy to lose.
And lay the parts out on the ground in the order you took
them out and with the side of the part that goes out facing up.
This will save a lot of trouble.

Here are the basic steps:

1) Make sure the steering wheel is locked and wheels are pointed straight ahead before you start, helps to align everything right when putting parts back together. Leave the
key in the ignition lock

2) Remove horn pad, attached with 2 screws on the back of the
steering wheel. 8mm I think.

3) Release the wire going to the horn. You rotate it and pull
it out. Pill of the horn pad.

4) Remove the steering wheel retaining nut. Pull the steering
wheel. You need a steering wheel puller thats a loaner tool
from Autozone. Remove the 2 spacers that are on top of
a star looking plastic thing, thats the snap ring retainer.
Underneath it is a snap ring that needs to be removed
to remove the spring/other parts under it.

5) The you need to get a steering wheel lock plate puller from auto zone to compress that spring to allow you to remove the snap ring.

6) Carefully look at how every part is oriented before removing
it at this point. Turn the turn signal to the right turn position.

7) Remove the 3 screws that attach the turn signal switch,
1 screw and metal piece that connect the turn signal switch
to the turn signal lever. Remove the screw that holds on the
the hazard flasher knob.

You have to remove everything down to the point where the
steering wheel tilts.

Heres actually a tutorial I found online that will help you.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/088020.html

The huy in the tutorial is putting the column together,
so you should start near the bottom of the page.

But you need to get 3 tools that people dont commonly
have:

A steering wheel pivot pin puller, a steering wheel puller,
and a steering wheel lock plate remover. You can borrow
the last 2 from autozone. The pivot pin remover I got at Oreillys
for around $10.

Any questions or need help, I check this page again.
But i will warn you that this is difficult, so if you have any doubts dont do this! But you can do it if you put some effort in.

May 12, 2011 | 1988 Cadillac Fleetwood

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Airbag light is on horn is not working what to do


Hi, odds are your clockspring has broken. You'll have to remove the steering wheel to access the clockspring, which will require the use of a steering wheel puller. I have pasted procedures below from autozone.com. After removing the airbag and before removing the steering wheel, you can verify that the clockspring has failed, if desired, by testing the continuity of the wires from the airbag to the bottom of the steering column. Please let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for using FixYa.
Removal & Installation CAUTION The Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system must be disarmed before removing the steering wheel. Failure to do so may cause accidental deployment of the air bag, resulting in unnecessary SIR system repairs and/or personal injury.

1. Make sure the front wheels are in the straight-ahead position.

2. Turn the ignition key cylinder to the LOCK position and remove the key. Turn the steering wheel a half turn toward the left until the steering column becomes locked in position.

3. Remove the 3 bolts attaching the air bag module to the steering wheel. Remove the air bag module.


CAUTION Disconnect and isolate the negative (ground) battery cable. Allow the system capacitor to discharge for at least 2 minutes before continuing with the removal procedure. This will disable the air bag system.

jturcotte_466.jpgFig. The airbag is attached to the steering wheel by three fasteners

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Fig. After the airbag is unbolted from the steering wheel . . .

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Fig. . . . reach behind and unplug the electrical connections

4. Disconnect the wiring connectors from the air bag module, horn switch and speed control switches.

5. Remove the routing clip for the wiring harness from the air bag module studs.

6. Remove the steering wheel mounting nut from the steering column shaft and remove the steering wheel damper from the steering wheel.

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g away from your body when transporting it to a storage area

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Fig. With the airbag removed, the steering wheel retaining nut can be removed

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Fig. After the nut is removed, set aside the damper plate . . .

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Fig. . . . and use a paint marker to matchmark the steering wheel shaft with the wheel

7. Using a steering wheel puller tool, remove the steering wheel from the steering column shaft. Do not thread the steering wheel puller tool bolts into the steering wheel more than a 1/2 in. or damage to the SRS clockspring will result. Do not hammer or bump the steering column or shaft when removing the steering wheel
8. Remove and replace the clockspring.

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Fig. A steering wheel puller must be used to remove the wheel from the shaft

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Fig. Once the wheel is free of the shaft, carefully route the wires through the wheel

To install:
1. Before installing the steering wheel, the clockspring must be centered . Center the clockspring as follows:
a. Disengage the lock mechanism by depressing the 2 plastic locking pins.

b. Turn the clockspring rotor clockwise until it stops, while the lock mechanism is disengaged. Do not use excessive force.

c. From the end of the clockwise travel, turn the clockspring rotor counter-clockwise. The clockspring wires should be at the top. Engage the clockspring locking pins.

d. Turn the clockspring a 1/2 additional rotation counter-clockwise from the center locked position. This should put the clockspring wiring at the bottom.

e. The clockspring is now correctly positioned for installation of the steering wheel.


2. Install the steering wheel onto the steering column shaft. Make sure the master splines of the steering wheel and steering shaft are in correct alignment. Be sure the flats on the steering wheel align with the formations on the clockspring. All wiring leads from the clockspring must be routed correctly.

3. Install the steering wheel damper onto the steering wheel in its original position.

4.Install the steering wheel-to-steering shaft retaining nut. Torque the retaining nut to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).

5. Reconnect the horn switch wiring lead from the clockspring, onto the steering wheel horn switch wiring.

6. If equipped with speed control, reconnect the speed control wiring from the clockspring onto the speed control switch.

7. Install the wiring lead from the clockspring onto the air bag module. Make the wiring connection onto the air bag module, by pressing straight in on the connector. Be sure it is fully seated.

8. Install the air bag module to the steering wheel and then install the 3 air bag module attaching nuts. Torque all 3 air bag module attaching nuts to 100 inch lbs. (11 Nm).

9. When reconnecting the battery on a vehicle that has had the air bag removed, the following procedure should be used:
a. Connect the DRB or equivalent scan tool, to the ASDM diagnostic 6-way connector.
b. Turn the ignition key to the ON position. Exit the vehicle with the DRB, and install the latest version of the proper diagnostic cartridge into the DRB.
c. Make sure there are no occupants in the vehicle and reconnect the negative battery cable.
d. Using the DRB, read and record active or stored fault codes. Take appropriate actions to correct any faults.
e. Erase stored fault codes. If problems remain, fault codes will not erase.
f. From the passenger side of the vehicle, turn the ignition key to OFF and then ON , observing the instrument cluster air bag lamp. It should go ON for 6-8 seconds, then go out. This will indicate that the air bag system is functioning normally.


WARNING If the air bag warning lamp fails to light, blinks ON and OFF or goes ON and stays ON, there is an air bag system malfunction.

g.
Test the operation of any steering column functions such as the horn, lights or speed control system.
h.
Road test vehicle. Be sure the speed control and steering systems are functioning properly

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How do you get off the steering column of a 85 buick century


You really should use a steering wheel puller some folks hit it with a hammer but that is so not good!!
Wheel pullers are cheap enough a single 1/4" thick plate steel with a 3/8" hole drilled on each end, one hole may be slotted, the length is about 4 " and its about 1 " wide.

You must remove the horn cover to gain access to the steering wheels center nut(approx. 3/4 " hex nut) that locks the wheel onto a splined shaft.
Remove the 3/4 nut and mark the spline shaft to the steering wheel with a light tap of a punch just to identify how the wheel goes back on the spline when you are finished changing out the wheel.
If a vehicle has an air bag attachment in the horn cover you must remove the air bag fuse from the fuse panel before servicing the steering wheel area, it could go off that is a very dangerous accident if the air bag deploys while you are over the top of it working.
Happy Motoring!!

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How to get the blinker switch assembly out of a 1966 oldsmobile 98?


1966 Olds 98?
It's been a while, so bear with me. The main objective is to remove the steering wheel, to have access to the turn signal switch.

1.Negative battery cable disconnected

2.I believe you twist the horn button in the middle of the steering wheel, and pull up, to remove. The horn button should have a ring of thick rubber on the bottom, which keeps it in the steering wheel. The chrome piece under the horn button may come off with it, or it stays on the steering wheel. This is the part that is fuzzy to remember.

3.Remove the steering wheel nut, and lock washer.

4.If you do not have a steering wheel puller, go to your nearest auto parts store, and see if one is available to rent. The cost of this puller is relatively low, so you may just want to go ahead, and purchase one. While you're there you need to obtain another tool also. Steering Wheel Lock Plate Tool.

5.After the horn button is removed, and the steering wheel nut, you will see a flat metal area of the steering wheel. On each side of the threaded part of the steering column shaft, there are two small threaded holes, in this flat metal area.

The steering wheel puller, is a bar shaped piece of metal, that has a threaded hole in the middle. There is a threaded shaft that goes into this hole. On each end of the metal bar are slots. Threaded bolts go through these slots, and line up with the two threaded holes in the steering wheel. There is a pointed tip, that rotates on the threaded shaft, of the steering wheel puller. This pointed tip goes in the middle of the steering wheel shaft. (The shaft that you removed the nut from)

Find the two correct threaded bolts in the steering wheel puller kit, that matches the threads in the steering wheel holes. They HAVE to be the correct size, AND the correct thread. (Fine thread, or Coarse thread. They will be SAE thread, and not Metric) If the puller does not come with bolts, or the correct bolts, you'll have to purchase them separately.

Place the puller on top of the steering wheel shaft. Run the threaded shaft of the puller down, until at least 3 to 4 threads of the shaft, are showing on the steering wheel side. Now place a threaded bolt in the slot on the outside part of the bar.

Run the bolt down into the steering wheel threaded hole on one side. Make sure it goes in at least 1/2 inch. Do the same with the threaded bolt for the other side.
Adjust the length of the threaded shaft of the puller, so that the two outside bolts will go in as advised. Adjust the threaded shaft out, or in. Be SURE the two threaded bolts, are threaded down into the steering wheel the same depth, and the bolts are the same length!

Now turn the threaded shaft of the steering wheel puller in, with a ratchet and socket, to remove the steering wheel. (Turn the shaft to the Right)

6.Now remove the steering wheel lock ring. The steering wheel lock ring tool is now used.
There is a cylindrical shaped piece that has threads on the inside of it, and has a hole at the top, that a lock pin slides through, for the above tool. This cylindrical shaped piece is threaded down onto the steering wheel shaft.

The tool has a handle shaped like a screwdriver handle, and a shaft attached to the handle. The shaft goes down into the cylindrical shaped piece. Then the lock pin goes through the cylindrical shaped piece, and also a hole in the shaft of the tool. This lock pin locks the cylindrical shaped piece to the shaft of the tool.

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As you turn the handle of the tool to the right, it pushes the U shaped piece down. The U shaped piece then depresses the steering wheel lock ring down.
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Ok Here is what you need to do this job
1. #8 tork head wrench
2. # 3 tork head wrench
3. New cylinder or lock buy at junk yard or from dealer or lock smith with keys.
4. Tube of lock tight
5. steering wheel removal tool Rent it from Schucks
6. steering wheel spring compression tool Rent it as well.
7. Two dental picks to remove spring.
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Vw polo 1.6gti year 2000 horn not working


when you take the steering wheel off the is a abs sensor ring (round) if this is damaged the horn will not work cheers

1 take air bag out
2 take bolt of for the steering wheel
3the sensor will be underneath the steering so pull off that aswel as the steering wheel
4replace the rounds plastic ring(the horn also conects to it
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