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Steering wheel removal

Postby Bunglefuzz » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:22 pm

Help Help Help.

I'm trying to remove the steering wheel on my GTA so I can get the instrument cluster out. I've been trying for about 18 hours now.

I'm assuming the wheel comes off by driving an M7 bolt into the two threaded holes.

I travelled everywhere yesterday looking for an M7 bolt, and in the end had to make one on my lathe this morning. It doesn't fit.

Can anybody please tell me how it comes off.

Is it an imperial thread? Can I get away with just prising the thing apart with a metal bar?

Kind thanks in advance....
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Postby Bunglefuzz » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:31 pm

SOLVED.

After 18 hours I finally found in the manual how to remove the steering wheel, it wasn't where you'd expect it.

It is indeed an M7 bolt required, mine was machined to 45mm and I only needed one.

Beware. M7 is a very unusual size, I suggest you all buy one off the internet and keep it with your wheel locking nut tools.

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Postby clee » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:57 pm

Loads of M7s on the engine....just whip a long one off the rocker or timing cover if you ever get stuck :wink:
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Postby phildini » Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:22 pm

clee wrote:Loads of M7s on the engine....just whip a long one off the rocker or timing cover if you ever get stuck :wink:


Excellent tip Lee 8)
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Postby jon_viola » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:04 pm

Anyone got a spare boss? Be great if so....
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Postby blueg33 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:36 pm

jon_viola wrote:Anyone got a spare boss? Be great if so....


I have a wife and a daughter so have too many bosses - take you pick?
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Postby mettersl » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:10 pm

I might have a conversion boss somewhere, but where??
Away just now so I will check when I get back. lee
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Postby The Saint » Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:34 am

I have a boss.... but the long pin that cancels the indicators is U/S. just means you have to remember to switch them off..
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Re: Steering wheel removal

Postby Kamien » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:28 pm

Ok, I've the same problem with 610.
Can anyone could tell me how to remove steering wheel - I stock!
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Re: Steering wheel removal

Postby stephendell » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:42 pm

Remove the 2 Allen bolts. Remove the circlip. Drive an m7 bolt into one of the threaded holes to release.
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Re: Steering wheel removal

Postby Kamien » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:05 pm

Ok, but it's too late.
I drilled the screws inside the steering wheel. It did not want to move. Is the steering column shared with other renault?
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Re: Steering wheel removal

Postby stephendell » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:48 pm

Kamien wrote:Ok, but it's too late.
I drilled the screws inside the steering wheel. It did not want to move. Is the steering column shared with other renault?


Don't think so.

Post up a photo of what you have done so far
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