HILLMAN CAR CLUB
OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC

Steering Wheel Removal
© Photos & commentary by Brian Vogt
HILLMAN CAR CLUB
OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC


Hillman Gazelle

Use force in the right places to pull the Bakelite cap from the steering wheel.
It's held on by 4 lugs 2 above & below the middle, and 2 towards the sides (by my thumb) :

You don't need to remove those 3 nylon nuts.  I did, so you can see those 3 Phillips head
screws, for which there are access holes undo them and remove the horn ring assembly.
Don't drop the little spring washers on the screws like I did.  They can be difficult to find.

Use a 1 inch socket spanner to remove the main mounting nut.
Then you'll be able to pull the steering wheel from the spline.

During reassembly, use a 1/4 inch socket spanner to adjust the 3 nylon nuts, to give an
even fit and make the horn work pushing the plate against the springs if you need to.
It's important that these nuts perform the function of electrical insulation.


Hillman Minx & Singer Gazelle Series I to IIIC

Loosen the 3 grub screws almost to the point of removing them from their holes :

Pull the ring assembly out, and use pointy-nose pliers to pull out the electrical connector :

While you're there, adjust those 3 metallic 1/4 inch nuts so there's an
even clearance all around the electrical switch under spring tension.

Use a 1 1/8 inch socket spanner to remove the main mounting nut.
Then you'll be able to pull the steering wheel from the spline.


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