Electric steering wheel adjustment not working - Reach/Rake
I've just purchased a 2002 R/Rover Vogue privately. Each time I insert/remove the ignition key noises are heard around the steering column but the wheel doesn't move. Also the adjustment switch doesn't do anything when I move it in/out or up/down. What am I doing wrong? Many thanks.
Re: Electric steering wheel adjustment not working -...
The noise you can hear is the motors still working but the worm nut has broken inside the steering column. The motors still work with the memory system you have but they are not moving the wheel as the worms are still turning but the nut which is attached to the steering column will be floating.
Remove covers and check this before you order the new parts as i am informed that a full column is required in order to replace this little part.
As it in no way affects the actual steering of the wheels you may be able to repair this without going to major expence.
Hope this helps. The same happened with mine but i just wedged the steering in one place and left it. Its been two years now and i can still hear the two motors working every time i put in the ignition key but without the steering wheel adjustment. Ask yourself do you really need it
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The flasher is on the top of the steering colunm right behind the steering wheel, remove the screws (4 I think) from the bottom of the steering column cover, remove the bottom piece then the top, you have to fiddle with it a bit to get it around the ignition switch, the flasher is on top (7 pin? connector) get the Mopar one, I've heard if problems with aftermarket pieces
Hello, Dan. First, disconnect the negative (-)/ground on the battery Dan are you
mechanically inclined. If not then don't attempted this job.
need to remove all the plastic covers on the steering column. Remove the horn
ring.--two screws under the steering wheel. Remove the horn ring and disconnect
the horn plug. Remove the steering wheel nut. Use a steering wheel puller to
remove the steering wheel.
Remove the turn signal switch that fit around
the upper part of the steering column. Then remove the some of the parts that
are associated with the steering wheel and/or column.
Now, look at the
ignition switch flange, it a big chunk of aluminum. Now look for a large
aluminum dowel pin 5/8" in diameter that is driven into the chuck of aluminum
but it is parallel to the steering column.
This aluminum dowel pin will
have to be drill out before you can get ignition housing off, If there is
adjustable steering column lever, remove this also.
Now, once the dowel
pin has been removed, looking for a **** in the ignition housing. Take chisel
and insert into this ****, drive the chisel into the **** until the ignition
housing is loose to be remove by sliding it up over the steering
If you buy a new ignition switch, on purchase the switch with
keys. Don't buy the hole new ignition housing.. If you do it will get
In the ignition (old) housing drive out the ignition switch
pins that keeps the ignition switch in the housing. Install the new ignition
switch re-insert the ignition switch hold pins.
I am fairly sure that
Carquest/ NAPA some other larger auto parts will have ignition housing bolt. If
they try to sell you a replacement aluminum dowel pin don't buy it. It is almost
impossible to install the aluminum dowel pin without the proper tools, so use a
bolt to squeeze ignition housing together.
Before putting everything
back together. Now, check the new ignition switch to make sure it works. I wish
you lot of luck. GB...stewbison
Ignition switch located half way down steering column. Ignition tumbler (Where you insert the key) Need to remove steering wheel, if tilt steering need remove c clip, then there is a hex bolt securing the tumbler. Ignition switch is a bit more involved.hope this helps, James Booth
In the ring around the ignition switch (where your key is stuck) there is a recessed dimple. Get a ballpoint pen, insert into the dimple, hold it there while turning your key to the lock position (if it's not already there) and remove the key.
remove plastic covers around column.once you can see ignition casing look for small hole around barrel casing.insert 3mm wire or small allen key into this hole and press down while turning key to on position pull gently out
It is something you can do yourself (for alot less money) I am assuming you are removing just the Lock Cylinder and not the entire Ignition switch? For JUST the Lock Cylinder: 1. Disconnect the negative side of the battery. 2. Remove the lower steering column cover under the steering column. It has three (3) screws. 3. Insert the Key and turn to the RUN position. 4. Using a small screw driver - depress the Lock Retaining Tab. It is located right of center on the column in the area of the Key insertion area. 5. Remove the Lock Cylinder. To Install: 1. Insert the Lock Cylinder in the "Lock" Position. 2. While pushing in - insert the Key and turn it clockwise to the Run Position. Let me know if this helped. If it is the entire Ignition Switch, let me know with an email to this post. I will send the additional infomation (for free).