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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:03 am    Post subject: turn signal and steering wheel nut Reply with quote

Hi,

My turn signal lever is stock ! Don't know why but I can't move it to the left.(before it's happend I found a W shaped clip on the floor Sad )
so, I need to take out the steering wheel and check it, could any one tell me what is the steering wheel nut size for 1969 bug?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I'm interested in this also as my car is missing this nut. Is it standard thread or something more funky?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:16 pm    Post subject: Re: turn signal and steering wheel nut Reply with quote

metoooo wrote:
Hi,

could any one tell me what is the steering wheel nut size for 1969 bug?

Thank's


27mm socket. Loosen the nut part way before you start pulling on the steering wheel towards you, saves your teeth...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You right. I bought 27mm socket, removed the steering wheel and found that the turn signal return machanisem is broken and a plastic peace has jamed the turn lever. I under stand that to fix the return machanisem I have to replace the turn signal lever. What is the best way to replace it ?
Do I need to take out the entire steering wheel base?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope these help, I just replaced my old turn signal lever about 2 weeks ago and here are some pictures from the removal and installation

Here's the old assemble, I accidentally broke off the turn signal lever...
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Here's the back side of it so you have an idea of whats back there.
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Here's the steering column with nothing in it.
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And here's the new assemble installed.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is one of those parts where the replacement parts are vastly inferior to OG SWF ones. Even the new German ones are not as good but they are better than the Chinese/Brazil ones for sale, The German ones aren't cheap but you'll be happy alot longer than buying the others. I tend to stay away from used switches but not a bad idea to look for a used OG SWF one here
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PatterBon wrote:
I hope these help, I just replaced my old turn signal lever about 2 weeks ago and here are some pictures from the removal and installation

Here's the old assemble, I accidentally broke off the turn signal lever...
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Here's the back side of it so you have an idea of whats back there.
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Here's the steering column with nothing in it.
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
And here's the new assemble installed.
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Great pics, thanks.

So, the sequence is...
1. Take out the steering wheel
2. Disconnect the wires from the back terminal in steering wheel base, marking each one position.
3. Take out the 4 screws holding the turn lever.
4. Take out the turn lever.
Instillation is in the reverse order.
Am I right?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:50 pm    Post subject: Super Beetle Steering Wheel Nut Reply with quote

For those who have a super beetle . The steering wheel nut size is a 24mm . Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OP, your '69 will have a slightly different turn signal arrangement. You will have loose wires coming from the turn signal assembly going down the column and up into the trunk area.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember to disconnect the battery before starting the job. Makes life easier.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:57 am    Post subject: Re: Super Beetle Steering Wheel Nut Reply with quote

GulleyGirl wrote:
For those who have a super beetle . The steering wheel nut size is a 24mm . Razz


I'm missing this nut on my dune buggy and I think I have a Super Beetle column. Is it a 24mm fine thread or coarse thread?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

24mm and 27mm area the size of the socket needed to remove the late and early steering wheel nut. It is not the thread size. Sorry, but I don't know what size the thread is?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Airhead and bughaus say it's an 18mmx1.5

http://www.airheadparts.com/vintage-vw-parts/steering-wheel-br-complete-w-horn-ring-button

http://www.bughaus.com/steering12.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Super Beetle Steering Wheel Nut Reply with quote

Rathbone wrote:
GulleyGirl wrote:
For those who have a super beetle . The steering wheel nut size is a 24mm . Razz


I'm missing this nut on my dune buggy and I think I have a Super Beetle column. Is it a 24mm fine thread or coarse thread?


24mm isn't the thread size, just the socket size and it depends on what year Super, that is only for 74 onwards, 71 to 73 its 27mm.


Which steering shaft do you have?

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