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Thefinn
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The second job on the list took a little longer as i wanted to install the connector for my Ctek charger. I did look around for different places to take the cable under the car and one of the front air scoops but there was not really a suitable location the was easily accessible for the new cable and when you connect.

In the end i went with Monsters suggestion from one of the other threads and started the install to the hole in the scuttle for the retaining bolts with the plastic covers that can be pulled off.

Firstly i removed the scuttle clip and disconnected the battery. Then the first job was to pull the new cable from the hole in the scuttle to the battery area making sure it was tidy and not flapping around by tucking it in when i can. I will cable tie this at a later date when i take the scuttle off to back to black it with heat, but that's on the later job list.

I forgot to say i protected the car with magnetic wing covers while completing this as i can be quite clumsy.

Then i cut the connector in half and spliced the cables together with the additional cable in the middle to make up the extra length. Don't forget to put the heat shrink on before you do this.

These were then soldered together and the shrink shrunk.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this was then completed on the opposite end but this time making sure to pull the cables back so that the slack in the cables was removed.

This is what you end up with a connection to the battery and the charger connection under the scuttle clip. Thanks Monster a good solution for the Ctek install
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Onto the last job i go round to this weekend which was the most exciting and a birthday present to myself as this was the wheel upgrade. Firstly i had reconnected the battery after completing the Ctek to move the car inside as it was getting a bit cold, so the first job was to disconnect this and wait 15 minuets which gave me time to make a tool to help remove the old airbag.

First pictures are of my old wheel and the tool i made which was a past it screwdriver that i cut the top off and filed to take any burrs off. You will see a small hole in the bottom of the main body of the wheel which my tool got pushed into, it was a perfect size and having the handle gave you more grip to give it a good push(no these aren't euphemisms). The airbag released but only on one side so i had a bit of a tug on it but it didn't come free so rather than braking thing i pushed it back to the lock position to start again, the second time all of the clips sprung off at the same time and the bag was free.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finn that really is a tidy option for the ctek , looks good mate.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

once the airbag was out you can view the back of it which has the main clip back to steering column and then three clips that attach it to the wheel. These all need to be un-clipped / pulled off. The orange and green one need to have the retaining clips prized off before they can be removed from the bag. I just went steady working round the clip in different areas with a flat head to release it, once this clip is off the connector will pull off the airbag.

Once this is out the way you can undo the wheel retaining nut with a T55 torques bit, i thought it was going to be harder than it was reading other post and youtube vids but it actually came undone quite easily. I just made sure that i pulled the wheel in the opposite direction to undoing the nut not to put pressure on the steering column or lock. Once removed i marked the top sides and bottom positions of the old wheel on the steering column with a marker.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To remove the old wheel i just gently wiggled it until it came away and made sure that before it finally came off the wheels were straight. The new wheel just pushed back on making sure not to trap any cables. It also had a marker at the top of the wheel which the old one didn't which made things easier to line up.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

last two jobs were to install the new nut that came with the new wheel and torque to 37 ft lbs then connect up the new airbag. The main clip is a direct replacement and just slides into the the old connector in the column, the new clips with the wheel then just push into the bag, pushing in the orange plastic locks so things don't move.

At this point you you should add a little silicone grease to the clips on the airbag to help release it in the future (thanks for the tip Phil) but i forgot but i did remember that Phil told me to make sure the cables sit in the groove to the side of the airbag otherwise the horn can have issues. Then you can just push it back in until it clicks into place and reconnect the battery and test the horn.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Job done new wheel fitted and one happy boy behind it. Yahoo Dance Twist Dance Disco Dance
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Phil it is a good location and can't be seen when the clips back on Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That steering upgrade made a huge impact. Looks awesome!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RXP. wrote:
That steering upgrade made a huge impact. Looks awesome!


Thanks mate let's see if it makes it onto your mod list
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That Wheel does look the dogs danglies Finn, the 997.2/991.1 sport wheel does have an impact. but at a cost as they don't come up used very often I had to buy new the same as you. Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers Phil. I did look for a second hand one but they all seem to be trips and most of the prices don't seem that keen, especially once I found out how much a new one was from OPC it was a no brainer for me, you can guarantee it won't have scratches or marks. I know I went for a used airbag but I made sure when buying that it was in perfect condition and got them to send photos of it before i bought and i could return it if i wasn't happy. Plus the new cost of one is so much more than used unlike the wheel.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its been a while since i got some time with the 4S one reason was due to a coolant leak that it developed over Christmas while sat in the garage, so it was sent off to OPC to have it repaired under warranty. Not much to report on this front as they gave very little detail about the leak other than returning the car to me fixed and no other detail on the invoice other than that. I didn't even get my video of the work being done as they took my email address down wrong, but at least i know its sorted and i have new fluid.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today though using up a bit of holiday left over from last year i did get round to doing a few more of the jobs on my list. First of which was to go and collect my new handbrake and gear knob form OPC Colchester, so first slide is of a few nice cars they had in.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once back home the work began on the job list which included, replacing the handbrake and knob, moving some usb connection cables that came from my head unit as i didn't like the location in the pot in the center console, the last is just a small touch to replace the indicator bulbs with chrome covered as i don't like seeing the yellow through the lens.

This is what i had before i started, with the standard handbrake and knob and the flappy cables hanging around.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i started by removing the knob, then sides of the center console, followed by the center tunnel. This is a job i have done a few times before in my old car fitting SSK and linkage cables so i didn't take many photos of this as there are quite a few how to on this. One thing that i haven't come across before is the old phone holder on the side of the console, first off i thought that this was attached to the panel so would pull out with it. I was wrong this has to be broken down and removed before the panel can come off but it wasn't tough, i do plan to remove the phone holder but i am hanging out for a good condition pre-loved normal blank panel to come up on Ebay. While i had things apart i also took the opportunity to have a good hover and brush under the tunnel. At this point i also pulled the USB cables through the tunnel to close to their final location, which will be under the lid in the console.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The handbrake comes out quite easy and is only held down by 4 bolts and the cables are on a quick release clip system as seen in the photo above. Once out everything just went back together in reverse, the only job on the way was to pull the USB cables into the pocket on the console under the arm rest. To do this i used the third hole in the bottom of the pocket that doesn't have a screw in it to pull the cables out of which i think is a lot cleaner than the previous location. The photos here are of the finished interior with the new handbrake, knob and the final location of the cables. There is not much else planned for the interior as i have already replaced the wheel, i am toying with the idea of painting the center console and seat backs in Atlas Grey but that's up in the air at the moment. Other than that i don't think i will do much more apart from a visit to a professional upholsterers to tidy things up.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

one final close up of my new highly polished knob and handbrake. No sniggering please , you silly boys! Hand
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last job for the day was to replace the old yellow / orange lamps in all of the indicators, most will think why bother but its just one of those things i like to do to make things on the outside look a bit cleaner. Some will ask if this can make you fail an MOT be i have done it on a few cars now and never had an issue.
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