Steering Column Switches.

PlasticMac

Member
Hi, I confess, I have given up, and returned the kit for a refund. I've ordered:


Radio out, plug and play. Good price too. Most importantly, no trim removal! Mac.
 

damadgeruk

Admin Team
Hi, I confess, I have given up, and returned the kit for a refund. I've ordered:


Radio out, plug and play. Good price too. Most importantly, no trim removal! Mac.
Have you returned it yet? I'd likely buy it if not.
 

PlasticMac

Member
Have you returned it yet? I'd likely buy it if not.
The one I've returned is the one that needs half the car removed (and cable loom surgery) to fit it. The one in the ebay link is the one I've now ordered, it's plug & play. No difference in price either. Mac.
 

Jellybean

Admin Team
The one I've returned is the one that needs half the car removed (and cable loom surgery) to fit it. The one in the ebay link is the one I've now ordered, it's plug & play. No difference in price either. Mac.
So this fits between the flasher relay and its loom connector?

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PlasticMac

Member
So this fits between the flasher relay and its loom connector?

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The one I've returned has bare wires, that have to be spliced directly into the cable loom from the indicator stalk conector. That means accessing the loom by removing the steering column cowl (in turn, accessed by removing the air bag, and steering wheel). The cotton tape that binds the loom has to be cut back, and the three individual cables have to be teased out, before the cables from the blinker are spliced in, using Scotchloks, or similar. It may be possible to access the loom by removing the lower dash trim, but I don't know for sure. There is no connection to the flasher relay. Only one of the three cables that are spliced is present at the flasher relay (the common flash relay output), as far as I can see. The other two run from the indicator stalk switch to the right and left indicator lamp circuit.

The ebay device fits between the flasher relay and its connector,so only requires the radio to come out. I'm guessing it picks up the left and right indicator circuits via an isolation relay, and the hazard flasher circuit, but I'll let you know when it arrives.

I just didn't want the hassle of trim removal, let alone air bag and wheel removal! I'm sure I could have, but why spend hours when the same result can be achieved in 30 mins (that's about how long it took in my Mk1 TT)?
Mac.
 

Robthebank

Member
@PlasticMac some pics would be very much appreciated as this is on my “nice to have” list that I’m getting close to starting once I’ve sorted the fuel flap button.
 
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