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So I purchased a nice 2nd hand dash cluster that I need to make my car UK road legal and when investigating the removal of same (before I was ready to actually swap them over) I remembered  that my wheel does not move so it looks very like it would make the swap over a little awkward (if not almost impossible) so I really should sort that out as while I am at it. If i press the down button there is a "squeak" but no movement and the other 3 do nothing at all (not even a squeak) so my question is thus...  is there a possible fuse blown or maybe a manual override anywhere (clutching at straws there) or is it a matter of biting the bullet and getting replacement motors/parts and could a ham fisted idiot like me fix that or should I let my mechanic at it. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, BMCWP said:

So I purchased a nice 2nd hand dash cluster that I need to make my car UK road legal and when investigating the removal of same (before I was ready to actually swap them over) I remembered  that my wheel does not move so it looks very like it would make the swap over a little awkward (if not almost impossible) so I really should sort that out as while I am at it. If i press the down button there is a "squeak" but no movement and the other 3 do nothing at all (not even a squeak) so my question is thus...  is there a possible fuse blown or maybe a manual override anywhere (clutching at straws there) or is it a matter of biting the bullet and getting replacement motors/parts and could a ham fisted idiot like me fix that or should I let my mechanic at it. 

 

 

The most like scenario is both motors are shot. You can adjust the wheel manually with spanners but replacing the motors would be the best option.  They are stupidly expensive but recently someone was managing to rebuild them and selling on eBay.  My theory has always been that people grab hold of the wheel to help them out of the car while it's still retracting, this would put massive pressure on the motors. I've not tried replacing them but I believe if you don't have fingers like sausages and your neck and back are supple it can be a DIY job, others have done it.

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HI

Paul Frost sells refurbished motors search archives for his contact details.

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28 minutes ago, ambermarine said:

 

HI

Paul Frost sells refurbished motors search archives for his contact details.

Thanks I have Paul's details as that was were I got the cluster from 🙂 I'll see what the story is and how much its likely to cost as my budget is limited - and as i am the only person that drives the car it might just be the best option to manually adjust it and then sort it out later 

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