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 Post subject: steering wheel swapout (cruise control setup)
Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:59 pm 
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i got a efII fairmont and recently after a long time without a door trim because of a shagged window reg have put it back on... and now i realise becasue i am a pretty tall bloke that when i go to turn corners the steering wheel fouls on my right leg (...figures) can anyone point me in the direction of a tech doco that explains somethin for the EF or similar i found one for an ED but the cruise setup only has a 2 position switch on the right hand side of the wheel... the ef by the looks of things needs a 3 position switch.... any help would be appreciated... can anyone also recommend a wheel brand to use... cheers
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Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:33 pm 
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if you look under the column there is a leaver if you pull it towards you it will allow you to adjust the height of the column as well as the rake toward you or away try that. oh and when you adjust it bust the lever back up to lock it into place..

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:38 pm 
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BuNtEr wrote:
if you look under the column there is a leaver if you pull it towards you it will allow you to adjust the height of the column as well as the rake toward you or away try that. oh and when you adjust it bust the lever back up to lock it into place..


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Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:45 pm 
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SHHH dont tell anyone they will say thats a lie lol. i have them fooled lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: steering wheel swapout (cruise control setup)
Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:01 am 
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EFairmanual2088 wrote:
i got a efII fairmont and recently after a long time without a door trim because of a shagged window reg have put it back on... and now i realise becasue i am a pretty tall bloke that when i go to turn corners the steering wheel fouls on my right leg (...figures) can anyone point me in the direction of a tech doco that explains somethin for the EF or similar i found one for an ED but the cruise setup only has a 2 position switch on the right hand side of the wheel... the ef by the looks of things needs a 3 position switch.... any help would be appreciated... can anyone also recommend a wheel brand to use... cheers


You can chuck on a non electric window trim and just plug up the hole where the winder handle goes
I am very tall and I have the same problem in EF/ELs
The manual winder trim has a shorter armrest
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 Post subject: Re: steering wheel swapout (cruise control setup)
Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:05 pm 
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TwistedEL wrote:
EFairmanual2088 wrote:
i got a efII fairmont and recently after a long time without a door trim because of a shagged window reg have put it back on... and now i realise becasue i am a pretty tall bloke that when i go to turn corners the steering wheel fouls on my right leg (...figures) can anyone point me in the direction of a tech doco that explains somethin for the EF or similar i found one for an ED but the cruise setup only has a 2 position switch on the right hand side of the wheel... the ef by the looks of things needs a 3 position switch.... any help would be appreciated... can anyone also recommend a wheel brand to use... cheers


You can chuck on a non electric window trim and just plug up the hole where the winder handle goes
I am very tall and I have the same problem in EF/ELs
The manual winder trim has a shorter armrest



Cheers twistedEL sounds like a great idea but id rather not have plugged holes and all that on my door (bit of a looks freak) my steering wheel is at full height and its lookin a bit tatty itself and i have been considering replacing it for a while.. but was f@#ked on what to do with the cruise ctl thingo..
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Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:57 pm 
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Unfortunately as the wheel has an airbag there are not many options outside of the AU Momo Wheel which will accpet the cruise setup anyway.

It is illegal to use a non airbag wheel.

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Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:59 pm 
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cut your leg off :) will help alot, use your left for accel and brake.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:04 pm 
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cant do goin manual... lol good suggestion anyhoo...
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Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:07 pm 
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non airbag wheel illegal ai... well i guess if it goes off it aint so illegal... i guess bein as tall as i am it is a legitimate excuse to change it... LEGALITY pfft to that.
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Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:27 pm 
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hmm PFFT to that? dont come whinging here then when you r insurance company wipes you like a dirts a** when you have an accident and you have to pay the full amount for everyone involved and get charged for driving an unroadworth and uninsured vehicle

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:40 pm 
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no need to get sore mate... have you no sense of humour or sarcasm... obviously happens to ppl when they sit at a pc and send 3400 threads on forum sites...
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Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:48 pm 
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now has anyone got some constructive criticism or anything worth mentioning, specific to my particular question (besides TwistedEL who put forward a feasible suggestion) or am i wasting my time.

trying to mould my car around me... not my fault i was born a leviathan and my wheel fouls on my leg..
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Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:24 pm 
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Q1 Have you done as bunter said ?
Q2 May be wrong, but is xr wheel (pinhole) smaller diameter ?
Q3 How come door trim now makes steering wheel foul ?

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:30 pm 
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his leg obviously was resting inside the door!
duh.
how tall are you mate? you must be a biggun to not fit.

 

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