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#106 Stoney871

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

Have you put the illuminated ring behind the trim and the ignition surround through from the other side?
It needs to be fitted so that the ignition/steering cowling is sandwiched between the parts.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

Yes, that is exactly what I did. Had a look again and there is no room for led pcb behind trim, there is (I think) immo ring around the barrel, no way for me to fit it properly. Strange. Nobody had any problems so far.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:04 PM

Yes, that is exactly what I did. Had a look again and there is no room for led pcb behind trim, there is (I think) immo ring around the barrel, no way for me to fit it properly. Strange. Nobody had any problems so far.


I had a few problems. The trim round the steering wheel had never been fitted correctly from new, so when I went fit it, the lines on the side of the trim were not straight.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:23 PM

same year mate and i had no issues the ring is a snug fit but should fit

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:56 PM

I will say though Pidu, I didn't come across your problem. Mine sorted itself out went I bent the plastic a little.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:43 PM

Tell me please one more thing - is there a gap (abt 1-2mm) between ring and trim? Or does the ring sit tight? I have a gap, it even could not be noticed during everyday use. Position of this ring causes problem when using flip key, no such problem using spare standard key - it is smaller and longer, it's case does not go so close to the ignition barrel. Could anybody using flip key share experiance?

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:54 PM

Tell me please one more thing - is there a gap (abt 1-2mm) between ring and trim? Or does the ring sit tight? I have a gap, it even could not be noticed during everyday use. Position of this ring causes problem when using flip key, no such problem using spare standard key - it is smaller and longer, it's case does not go so close to the ignition barrel. Could anybody using flip key share experiance?


No, it's sits tight. I also use the flip key, and it goes in nice and snug. The key goes close, but it doesn't rub against the barrel. You must be doing something not quite right...

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:57 PM

I use a flip key too- the key does get close to the ring but you may find a bit of a wiggle of the steering surround and a push on the outside of the ring cover may seat it better.
When putting the two bits of the light together I did find that they were a bit snug.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:28 PM

There is not many things you can do wrong with putting LED PCB on the ring. I was just little bit worried PCB might brake if I use more power to make it all tight. Will try again tomorrow to push all the way.

Thank you all for your replies. I owe you a beer for your patience ;)

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

One day we'll call in the debt ;)

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:05 PM

No problem, just give me a call :)

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:23 PM

hey pidu, i think i had similar issuses with mine... the plastice steering wheel surround wouldnt clip back on with the ignition ring in place, it was too tight..
sooo i just got the dremel and filled down the plastic on the back surround, then it all went together nicely!!
if you dont have a dremel an ordinary file should have the same effect.

so basically my ring was too tight... so i just filed down the edges to create more space... and now its glowing just fine!

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

Thank you Aaron, at least I know I was not the only one having issues :)
By now i managed to fit it, it was not as easy as per manual, but final result is great, no gaps, key does not rub. Nice little mod ;)

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:47 PM

so basically my ring was too tight... so i just filed down the edges to create more space... and now its glowing just fine!

Ouch! ;)

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 05:01 PM

Can anyone help please?
I am having problems finishing the fitting on my illumination ring. It is all wired up to the lights and run down to the ignition barrel however I can't get it to sit over the barrel and then put the plastic steering column back on. How do you remove the lower part of the steering column? I removed the two torx screws but it seems to be stuck near the steering wheel adjuster handle.

I have squeezed it between the barrel and the plastic but it won't all clip back together. Any help would be appreciated before I break something or launch it in the bin.

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