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Telescoping Steering Wheel

Unread post by gregpenn » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:17 am

I need to access my turn signal accuator. How do I remove the telescope tension/lock ring on the steering wheel to be able to pull the wheel? Also, is the button on the tension ring supposed to serve as a horn button? I have a horn but can't figure out where anything is to press. Thanks.
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Re: Telescoping Steering Wheel

Unread post by thewolfe » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:44 am

The horn button has 3 clips on the back that clip it into place. You have to carefully pry the horn button out then you will see how to remove the rest.
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Re: Telescoping Steering Wheel

Unread post by gregpenn » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:55 pm

Thanks. It's so tight I was afraid to try to put a screwdriver in there. I'll try to find a thin plastic pry tool.

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Re: Telescoping Steering Wheel

Unread post by bbodie52 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:31 pm

I don't believe the spring-steel clips would hold it that tight. Perhaps a clip broke at one time and a previous owner used some type of glue to secure it. Although this theory doesn't solve your problem, it is a possibility you might come across.

Here is an illustration of the telescoping steering wheel assembly for the 1965 Corvair. The section of the 1965 Corvair Assembly Manual that is applicable is attached.

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Telescoping Steering Wheel (1965)

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Unread post by gregpenn » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:00 am

Thanks. Got the disk off no prob, and this diagram shows #9 as horn button. I'm guessing that plate should rock to accuate the horns. I'll dissasemble it, now that I have access to it. Thanks for the helpful advice.

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Unread post by dave t » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:00 am

The parts place has reproductions of most of the tele horn parts available. Thepartsplaceinc.com

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Unread post by gregpenn » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:04 pm

Thepartsplace didn't have much for Corvairs.

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Unread post by nmunn » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:59 pm

Does anyone know where repro parts for a tele column can be found. I looked on the ThePartsPlace and didnt see anything.

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Re: Telescoping Steering Wheel

Unread post by thewolfe » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:22 pm

Here's a link for 65-66 tele column parts. The same parts are used in the corvette columns. They also have 67 tele column parts

http://www.corvetteamerica.com/cf/displ ... oryid=X925
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Re: Telescoping Steering Wheel

Unread post by cnicol » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:48 am

I've purchased tele wheel parts from Long Island Corvette. They have a good selection. http://www.licorvette.com/
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Unread post by nmunn » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:42 pm

Thank you both. Does this mean there is a corvette column that is interchangable?


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Re: Telescoping Steering Wheel

Unread post by nmunn » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:28 pm

I found a column, thank you.


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Re: Telescoping Steering Wheel

Unread post by dave t » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:34 pm

The parts place has most of the parts you are working with in case you need replacements

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