Turn Switch holder

RoyLuke

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Apr 18, 2007
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'96 DiscoverySAM_1757.JPGSAM_1759.JPG 1
Petrol Model

Hi All;
A few weeks ago the turns switch and light switches began turning with the steering wheel whilst I was on the road--End of Switch holder.
I got a used one, R&R the holder and it is STILL turning with the steering wheel.
Maybe I installed it wrong because the Haynes manual has no instructions about the Switch holder.
Any ideas what is wrong?
TNX
Roy
 

RoyLuke

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Apr 18, 2007
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The screw should tighten down and keep the holder in place. Did it strip out?
I think I found the problem. The doughnut thing called the "Spring Clock Spiral Cable" is not turning. (I didn't even know it was supposed to).
The Switch holder should be alright. I needed one anyway because on the old one the two posts that secure the lower cover were broken off.
 

RoyLuke

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Apr 18, 2007
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I think I have found the prob. (see pix)
It's called the "Spring Clock Spiral Cable" AMR 5631. It is frozen solid. I have never worked with one of these before and didn't realize it is supposed to turn.
DUH !!!!!!SAM_1762.JPG
 

RoyLuke

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Apr 18, 2007
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you are right. The horn stopped working before it locked down. Whew !!
Right now I have removed it and the car is "functional" until I replace it.
The Air Bag is non-functional but as old as it is, it may not work anyway.