Horn switch assembly - removal and refitting

1 Disconnect the battery negative lead.

Switch
Models up to 1987
2 Pull the trim insert from the centre of the steering wheel, and disconnect the lead from the horn push.

3 Disconnect the two leads from the horn slip ring, then remove the two securing screws and withdraw the switch assembly (see illustration).

11.3 Horn switch removal - models up to 1987. Switch securing screws arrowed
11.3 Horn switch removal - models up to 1987. Switch securing screws arrowed

4 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but check the operation of the switch on completion.

Models from 1987
5 Using a thin-bladed screwdriver, carefully prise the trim insert from the centre of the steering wheel. Disconnect the wire.

6 Prise the steering wheel centre disc from the steering wheel, and disconnect the wire (see illustration).

11.6 Prise the trim insert from the steering wheel, followed by the centre
11.6 Prise the trim insert from the steering wheel, followed by the centre disc -  models from 1987

7 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Slip ring
8 Remove the steering wheel.

9 On models up to 1987, remove the switch as described in paragraph 3.

10 Release the three slip ring retaining tangs and withdraw the slip ring from the steering wheel.

11 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Slip ring contact finger 12 Remove the steering wheel.

13 Remove the securing screws and unclip the lower and upper steering column shrouds.

14 Disconnect the contact finger wiring plug, and pull the contact finger housing from its mounting (see illustration).

11.14 Horn switch slip ring contact finger removal
11.14 Horn switch slip ring contact finger removal

15 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Courtesy lamp switch - renewal

1 Disconnect the battery negative lead.

2 Open the door and remove the switch securing screw.

3 Withdraw the switch from the door pillar and pull the wiring out sufficiently to prevent it from springing back into the pillar (see illustration).

12.3 Withdrawing a courtesy lamp switch
12.3 Withdrawing a courtesy lamp switch

4 Disconnect the wiring and remove the switch.

5 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Luggage compartment lamp switch - removal and refitting

1 Disconnect the battery negative lead.

Models up to 1987
2 A level-sensitive switch is fitted to the tailgate.

3 Unclip the tailgate trim panel.

4 Disconnect the wiring from the switch terminal, then remove the securing screw and withdraw the switch, noting its fitted position (see illustration).

13.4 Luggage compartment lamp switch location - models up to 1987
13.4 Luggage compartment lamp switch location - models up to 1987

5 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but ensure that the switch is refitted in its original position, as noted during removal, and test the operation of the switch on completion.

Models from 1987
6 Where applicable, unclip the tailgate/boot trim panel.

7 Unclip the switch from the lock assembly, disconnect the wiring plug and remove the switch.

8 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Handbrake on warning lamp switch - renewal

1 Disconnect the battery negative lead.

2 Working inside the vehicle, remove the handbrake lever rubber gaiter and/or the centre console, as necessary.

3 Disconnect the wiring connector from the switch, then remove the two securing screws and withdraw the switch from the handbrake lever (see illustration).

14.3 Handbrake on warning lamp switch location (arrowed)
14.3 Handbrake on warning lamp switch location (arrowed)

4 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Brake lamp switch - renewal

1 Disconnect the battery negative lead.

2 Unclip the trim panel from the lower edge of the drivers side lower facia trim panel. If required for improved access, remove the lower facia trim panel.

3 Disconnect the wiring from the terminal on the switch, then twist the switch anticlockwise and remove it (see illustration).

15.3 Brake lamp switch location (arrowed)
15.3 Brake lamp switch location (arrowed)

4 When refitting, insert the switch into its aperture in the pedal bracket, then push the switch inwards until the switch barrel touches the pedal. Ensure that the pedal is not moved from its stop. Twist the switch clockwise to lock it in position. No further adjustment is necessary.

5 Further refitting is a reversal of removal, but check the operation of the switch on completion.

Oil pressure warning lamp switch - renewal

1 Disconnect the battery negative lead.

2 The switch is located towards the left-hand rear of the cylinder block on SOHC models (see illustration), towards the right-hand rear of the cylinder block on CVH models and on the right-hand side of the cylinder block, between the core plugs, on DOHC models.

16.2 Oil pressure warning lamp switch location (arrowed) - SOHC engine
16.2 Oil pressure warning lamp switch location (arrowed) - SOHC engine

3 Disconnect the wiring from the switch terminal, then unscrew and withdraw the switch. Be prepared for some oil spillage.

4 Clean the threads of the switch and its seat before refitting.

5 After refitting, run the engine and check for oil leaks around the switch, then stop the engine and check the oil level, topping-up if necessary.

Electric sunroof components - removal and refitting

Switch
1 Disconnect the battery negative lead.

2 Using a thin-bladed screwdriver, carefully prise the switch from the overhead console.

3 Disconnect the wiring plug and remove the switch.

4 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Relay
5 Remove the overhead console.

6 Unclip the relay from the motor assembly and disconnect the wiring plug (see illustration).

17.6 Electric sunroof relay (A) and motor securing bolts (B)
17.6 Electric sunroof relay (A) and motor securing bolts (B)

7 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Motor
8 Remove the overhead console.

9 Disconnect the motor wiring plug.

10 Unscrew the three securing bolts, and withdraw the motor assembly from the roof.

11 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but ensure that the drive gear is aligned with the roof operating mechanism.

Cigarette lighter - renewal

1 Disconnect the battery negative lead.

2 Working behind the facia panel, disconnect the wiring, then push out the lighter assembly through the front of the facia panel.

3 If required, the illumination ring assembly can now be withdrawn after removing the bulbholder.

4 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Clock - removal and refitting

1 Disconnect the battery negative lead.

Standard clock
2 Using a thin-bladed screwdriver, carefully prise the clock from the facia panel.

3 Disconnect the wiring plug and withdraw the clock.

4 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Multi-function digital/analogue clock
5 Remove the single screw from the top edge of the facia panel in which the clock is housed, then withdraw the facia panel.

6 Remove the four now exposed securing screws, disconnect the wiring plug, and withdraw the clock (see illustration).

19.6 Multi-function digital/analogue clock securing screws (arrowed)
19.6 Multi-function digital/analogue clock securing screws (arrowed)

7 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

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