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Ray Meister Made Donation to Website
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I'm putting a Momo wheel on my '94 and have removed the clockspring from the steering column. There are 3 wires (wraped in black plastic cover) that run from the back of the clockspring - can I just cut these or do I need I need to do something else with them? [Confused] Note that the airbag was previously removed. Thanks for your help.
Ray

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I couldn't find my clock spring in the basement full of boxes, but I'm pretty sure I didn't cut anything when I removed it. I do remember using brute force to destroy it on removal.

See if you can trace the wires back to a connector somewhere. I poked my head under the dash but nothing in the jumble of wires jogged my memory. If you think about it though, would you want to make that part permanently attached to the wire harness if you were the factory building the cars or something that could be plugged in at the right time?

(edit: I did look at the parts lists though and on my '95, the combination switch is separate parts but the '94 has them as one big lump of parts w/ 4 plugs on the back)

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Keith,
I did as you suggested and traced the wires back and found a blue/orange connector where I was able to disconnect the wires and remove the whole assembly. Thanks [thumbsup]
Ray

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I did the same thing...

tomhampton.info/2010/11/quick-release-and-putting-it-back-together/

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Tom,
Nice pics and description.
Ray

   

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