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post #41 of 55 (permalink) Old 22-03-2007, 16:50
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Rotary coupler is a plastic 'ring doughnut' with a ribbon cable (tape) wound inside.

The issue here is the spooling of the tape inside the ring going out of sync with the steering of the car.

Attached is a sketch showing how the rotary coupler works:


If you wind the rotary coupler independantly then when you apply full lock on the steering you could wind the tape too tightly and tear it - this will cause an SRS fault.

Taping it in position is a good idea, but if it does go out of sync then all you need to do is find the central position. You do this by winding it to the end, then winding it back completely to the other end, counting the revolutions as you go. Divide the revolutions by 2 and then wind it back this many turns, now wind it the shortest distance until the connector block is at the top (to fit the gap int he steering wheel).
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I have possibility of stalks from a P reg 800 Vitesse Sport - will these fit?
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stalks

Right got em! Now im off out into 'Meg' to change her stalks!
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How did it go?

Oh... and anyone yet manage to get the intermittent wipe function to work yet?
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gonna try this if i can find a pair of stalks
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Quick question about polarity

I know I'm reviving an old thread but I've got the 800 stalks and have just got hold of the Pektron front wiper control unit YWC10152. A quick question on polarity through - I've got the heated washer jets on the F which are, IIRC, powered from a live on the wiper motor. This intermittent mod needs the wiper leads to be swapped - do I swap them before or after the lead to the washer jets. I'm guessing it's before so the polarity to the jets is the same? Thanks in advance!
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What are Rover 800 stalks and why would I want to fit them to my MG TF>
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What are Rover 800 stalks and why would I want to fit them to my MG TF>
They are steering column stalks from a Rover 800, they look, feel and operate better than the ones fitted in the MG TF.
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Rotary coupler is a plastic 'ring doughnut' with a ribbon cable (tape) wound inside.
Why did they not simply run a couple of copper conductor rings with contactors in the steering rack? It's so much simpler and infinitely more reliable.
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Why did they not simply run a couple of copper conductor rings with contactors in the steering rack? It's so much simpler and infinitely more reliable.
That's ok with one pair of contacts but the F, for instance, has many more than this.
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They are steering column stalks from a Rover 800, they look, feel and operate better than the ones fitted in the MG TF.
Freelander Mk1 stalks are the same as Rover 800 and far easier to source these days
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Fitted them to my TF today.

Was very easy.

Didn't get killed by the airbag exploding in my face either.

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