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Technical 54 chevy steering column trim question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by smurftastic, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. that gap between the wheel and the column, do I have the wrong adapter or am I missing a piece of trim? thanks in advance.
     

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  2. squirrel
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    could be you're using the wrong adapter, or it's installed wrong, or the turn signal switch slipped down the column a ways, or maybe two or three of these things.
     
  3. Good call, the switch housing isnt part of the column itself? im at work currently so I cant go look at it. thanks for the tips.
     
  4. squirrel
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    there is a little wedge clamp thing, with a screw that comes in from the back, that holds it tight...but the housing is pot metal and is warped, and you'll never get it to stay tight. Just so you know what to look for when you get home.
     
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  5. 49ratfink
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    from California

    I'm thinking the original steering wheel would have covered that gap. go find a picture on google and compare.
     
  6. squirrel
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    it's pretty difficult to see exactly what is going on from his picture, eh? And a picture of a stock one might or might not help....

    like I said, it could be a few different things adding up to that large gap. I'd start with the easy one, which is the position of the turn signal switch housing.


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  7. Yep it’s the housing. I appear to be missing the wedge and screw bits, looks like a previous owner tried some thick foam tape of some sort. Is that wedge something I can buy? Or just make a steel flat piece that the screw would clamp against the column?


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  8. squirrel
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  9. thanks a lot @squirrel youre a wealth of information.
     

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