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    Indicator stalk

    Just got round to replacing the indicator stalk on my G as it does that crazy main beam sticking thing and blinds oncoming cars.

    Pepped myself up to do it and according to the haynes I have to take the pissing steering wheel off! So I left it (couldn't be bothered)

    Is there not an easier way??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_08 View Post

    Is there not an easier way??
    Could do what Pete did and fit a Monaro indicator stalk instead?



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    You don't need to remove the steering wheel...swapped my indicator stalk without doing that. Just ensure you leave the ignition off for 5 minutes before changing the stalk as this ensures the airbag capacitor is discharged.

    If at any point you have to turn the ignition on (even just turning the key in the barrel) then you have to leave it another 5 minutes.

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    Airbag and stalk are not connected.

    Just take the top and bottom steering column cover off, unclip the stalk, disconnect the loom. Then fit your new stalk, and replace the covers.

    No need to wait 5 minutes for anything.

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    Just a safety thing though, no harm in doing this in my opinion. Wouldn't like to not suggest this and have someone do something wrong accidentally and set the airbag off!

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    How can you set the airbag off changing the indicator stalk?

    Your not touching the squib or any of the airbag componants.

    The TIS doesn't mention the Airbag when swapping the stalk either.

    No need what so ever. just adding 5 minutes a time for no reason.

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    Hmm...am I getting mixed up with when I changed the steering wheel head unit controls? Best go hide then, sorry

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    The Haynes manual does say whenever working around the airbag to disconnect the battery for at least 1 minute. Safety first and all that. Having seen the burns my bro got off an airbag when he drove his Focus headon into someone, it don't look like fun especially at close range.

    In saying that I took the steering column apart without doing it and was fine when I was looking at fitting CC. Which reminds me, if you look at the CC how to then it shows you pretty much how to change the stalk. 5 mins job tbh.
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    Haynes like telling you to remove the steering wheel. Simple job as the people have said above. Ive got to change mine on my Combo van as the indicator does what it wants.

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    That's true actually, probably a good idea to disconnect the battery if you're going to remove the steering wheel/airbag. Not necessary in this case as pointed out.
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