Help! Steering wheel with broken 'bit'?!!

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Help! Steering wheel with broken 'bit'?!!

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:31 am

Hi, just received a nice 16v steering but the Post Office have (yet again, I'm sorry to say) conspired with slightly inadequate packaging, to break a bit off. It's the black plastic collar around the back with the bit that sticks out (I think this cancels the indicator?). I don't know what it's called but it's broken. I need to know if the same part is used on the standard steering wheel (91 GTi) so when I take that off I can do a swap??? Trouble is |I could get the broken piece off because it was broken - I'm not sure how I'd get a whole one on/off... If indeed it's possible. OR as I suspect, do I bin the steering wheel, get a refund and look again (hopefully I can find another - there were some kind offers before)?
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Post by ken newbold » Sat Nov 19, 2005 1:29 pm

Who wants self cancelling indicators anyway. The best BXs never had them :lol:
They think it's all over, it is now!

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Nov 19, 2005 5:13 pm

Well, once you've had them, you don't look back. Bit like wind up windows... :wink:
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Post by Vanny » Sat Nov 19, 2005 5:30 pm

the canceller insert is held in with a circlip and are the same on all the BX's so can just be swapped. I think you can use the same canceller insert from the AX and ZX as well if you get stick for one!

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Post by mnde » Sat Nov 19, 2005 5:34 pm

Philip chidlow wrote:Well, once you've had them, you don't look back. Bit like wind up windows... :wink:
I guess... but, being a GS owner, :) I regard self-canceling indicators a hindrance rather than an advance. In fact some BX Mk2 owners must agree, because I'm sure there's a little section of the BX DIY site dedicated to removing the self-cancel blip from the steering wheel!

I've also been the recipient of inadequately wrapped eBay items: a Citroen brochure in a normal envelope with no protecting cardboard (luckily undamaged), and a BX front indicator unit, enclosed in its original dog-eared box, roughly wrapped with brown tape, with my address written on with indelible pen!! Well, it did it's job - just!

I hope you manage to get sorted :)

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Post by Gareth Wales » Sat Nov 19, 2005 6:50 pm

I Araldited the broken bit back on.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Nov 19, 2005 7:01 pm

Thanks - I'll do that or, if I can, use the one from the steering wheel it's replacing...
• COMING SOON... 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• COMING SOON... 1998 Citroen Xantia 2.0 16v auto Exclusive
• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
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Post by citroenxm » Sat Nov 19, 2005 9:37 pm

I've seen METAL ones too!!

Dont think I have one though

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Post by tim leech » Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:18 pm

Dont worry about self cancelling indicators matey, in fact dont worry about indicators at all, where I live in leicester u dont have to have them :? , especially if you drive a 406 taxi as I think they were a factory optional extra that most people didnt specify, instead they chose the desirable pvc "leather look" seat covers and highly decorative gold inlayed tissue box for the parcel shelf!

Just pull out look bemused and brake sharply and u will fit in well up here!

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:24 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
• COMING SOON... 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• COMING SOON... 1998 Citroen Xantia 2.0 16v auto Exclusive
• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
and some Ford tat lol

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Post by tim leech » Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:28 pm

But after 10 pints of falling down water and a highly questionable kebab you wouldnt care what it is as long as it gets you home! And dont forget the usual lines " what time you on until" and "how many miles it done mate" (normally 210-250k)

Or is that just me??

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Post by Vanny » Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:39 pm

I once got a taxi ride home in a BX (it was a BX taxi and not just my dad!), and i didnt say a word, just smiled all the way home and probably left an all too large tip! Gone are the days!

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Post by tim leech » Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:23 am

Same happened to me, 1987 first time abroad, picked up by a white 19 trd, me trying to make the spanish taxi driver aware we had a similar car at home! He just smiled and nodded politely! thinking bloody foreigners i imagine.

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Post by M » Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:45 am

Vanny wrote:I once got a taxi ride home in a BX (it was a BX taxi and not just my dad!), and i didnt say a word, just smiled all the way home and probably left an all too large tip! Gone are the days!
We still have BX Taxis in Blackpool :!: