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Old 20-06-2017, 09:35 AM
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G'day all has anyone repaired there clock spring on there Navara's? Mine is a 2007 D40 and I'm struggling to find a replacement for it. Attached are photo's of clock spring. It only has cruise controol functions on the steering wheel
Reason for changing is Air bag light is coming on. Cheers in advance. Woosha

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Old 20-06-2017, 10:36 AM
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I replaced mine. Do NOT get one of these even though they look very similar - notice the "L" on the face - it's for a left hand drive. This is the one that you're after.
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Old 20-06-2017, 11:32 AM
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I replaced mine. Do NOT get one of these even though they look very similar - notice the "L" on the face - it's for a left hand drive. This is the one that you're after.
Please don't think I'm rude the last set of numbers are wrong. Why is this the right one? Only confirming as I don't want to spend a cupboard full of clock springs lol. Cheers again Old Tony.

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Old 20-06-2017, 12:22 PM
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Thanks tony , I need one also . Is it a fairly straight forward job ?
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Old 20-06-2017, 01:09 PM
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Tony does it matter that the numbers are wrong? I want to get the right one as I don't want a cupboard full of them! 😀

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I bought one and installed it in my car. Works fine. Don't want to comment on its longevity, because my airbag light has come on again (8 months after install) but that might be something else. Cruise is working as expected, as is my horn.

I just found the exact seller I bought mine from here.

How difficult? Not at all, but you'll need a couple of tools, particularly a torx bit to undo the steering column covers (can't recall if it's a T4 or T5). A flat screwdriver to pop the airbag/horn out. Make sure the wheels are straight ahead, do NOT lock the steering (key in ignition, position at "OFF" so the steering can turn if needed), remove the steering wheel noting its precise position (black marker pen is handy to use where the nut was, before pulling the wheel off). Philips screwdriver to remove the clock spring.

Before mounting the new spring (which should have a lock engaged on it to prevent the inner from turning) I removed the lock on mine and made sure it would turn 2.5 turns in each direction (slightly more than you'd need). Mine did this without any binding or feeling like I was stretching anything. Locking pin back on, reassemble, remove the locking pin last.

The reason for not getting a cheaper one marked L - it will work (I know, I bought one) but it stuffs up your indicator cancelling since it's designed for use where cars are built backwards.
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Old 20-06-2017, 10:26 PM
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Cheers mate will order one today it is quite a simple job to do. Thanks again

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Any update on how you went Woosha? I am having the same problems trying to get a clock spring (same as the one in the photos).
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G'day mate, I just did mine on the weekend. Bought a genuine part as I am funny like that for certain things.
Genuine nissan part cost $190
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