LD10 steering wheel

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SidFromStaines
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LD10 steering wheel

Post by SidFromStaines » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:20 pm

Does anyone know how the centre boss of the steering wheel comes off? I need to renew the horn and turn signal wiring which runs up inside the steering column, but I'm stuck getting at it . The horn button just pulls off to reveal two small brass screws that hold the contacts, but these just turn without unscrewing. I can only assume it's an interference fit but I've tried to prise off the whole thing and it hasn't moved. Any ideas?

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Re: LD10 steering wheel

Post by Graham » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:37 pm

If it’s the same as the lj 200, the screws go through a metal plate that’s fixed to the stator tube, which goes through your steering box and as a olive at the bottom that needs to be removed before pulling the whole lot out. Word of warning, the centre is made of Bakelite and there are 2 springs in there, it can be a bit of a minefield as a learnt earlier in the year, if you search back in subjects you should find more sources of info.

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Re: LD10 steering wheel

Post by Norfolk Lad » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:11 pm

This will help as is the LD10 web site

http://ld10.awardspace.com/controls/control.htm

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Re: LD10 steering wheel

Post by SidFromStaines » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:14 pm

Managed to pull this up, as you say, a bit of a minefield

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1831&p=10073&hilit= ... ing#p10073

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Re: LD10 steering wheel

Post by Norfolk Lad » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:19 pm

Will look better if you look on the page of the ld10 website

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Re: LD10 steering wheel

Post by SidFromStaines » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:38 pm

Norfolk Lad wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:11 pm
This will help as is the LD10 web site

http://ld10.awardspace.com/controls/control.htm
I think I'd better try this when I'm having a good day!

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Re: LD10 steering wheel

Post by theoldman » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:25 pm

It looks like my original article for the LD10 site has been modified and added to.

THIS IS IMPORTANT and seems to have been deleted.

When you get as far as removing the olive and disconnecting the wires from the junction box, BEFORE you pull the stator tube out, tie some strong twine around the wires sticking out of the stator. you need about 6 feet. This will greatly assist you when replacing the stator in the instance that it the wires might get a bit stuck. You can then pull it through the column with the twine.

Also, prior to replacing the stator, smear the outside with light oil.

Believe me, been there and done all that hence the article I originally wrote.

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Re: LD10 steering wheel

Post by watkindj » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:05 am

I don't have your article on this Neil, this one was from a friend with an Austin Healey trying to explain for my strip down.

let me know where the addition needs to be and i will add it (I think it should be at point 4 at the beginning and towards the end of assembly)
theoldman wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:25 pm
It looks like my original article for the LD10 site has been modified and added to.

THIS IS IMPORTANT and seems to have been deleted.

When you get as far as removing the olive and disconnecting the wires from the junction box, BEFORE you pull the stator tube out, tie some strong twine around the wires sticking out of the stator. you need about 6 feet. This will greatly assist you when replacing the stator in the instance that it the wires might get a bit stuck. You can then pull it through the column with the twine.

Also, prior to replacing the stator, smear the outside with light oil.

Believe me, been there and done all that hence the article I originally wrote.

Cheers
Neil
Cheers, Darren in South Cambridgeshire

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Re: LD10 steering wheel

Post by Simon Hyslop » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:52 am

Apologies in advance if the following is already known to you or readily available elsewhere but it can save a lot of time and bother if the switch unit is working ok apart from needing the wires replaced. Once you have the control unit in your hand and you have removed the stator tube, you'll see the four wires connected to the back of the switch unit. One wire goes to the horn push and when the push is pressed, to earth. It can be removed immediately with no complications, it is just a nut and bolt connection.

The other 3 are the trafficator feed and two supplies. First of all, note whether the wire ends are covered with solder. If they are, they could be original or have been replaced properly. Under the solder are small nuts and the solder should be melted off first before attempting to slacken them. Once the nuts are visible, proceed as follows. Move the trafficator switch lever so that the end of it you can't see is going to cover the terminal you are working with. The lever in that position will prevent the brass terminal screw from falling out when you disconnect the nut and the wire. Take off one of the three wires at a time and replace them one at a time, only moving the lever again once you have the new wire secured in position.

If you allow the lever to move from the position you are working at, at least one brass post will fall into the works and you will have to take it apart and you will wish you had never started because it is one of the most annoying jobs that is avoidable.
Written with good wishes!

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