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    When I lift my right turn indicator arm it works yet as soon as I turn the steeering wheeel it cancels. What is the likely cause? Thanks.

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    Have you had the steering wheel or column shroud off recently? There is a little plastic "Cam Ring" (thats probably not its real name) that sits around the steering column and turns with the wheel. As it comes past certain points it knocks the switch arm off. If you take the shroud off with some screwdrivers you should be able to see why its moved out of place.


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    Exactly the same on mine, seems too much effort to take it apart and fix
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    Quote Originally Posted by lozzd View Post
    Exactly the same on mine, seems too much effort to take it apart and fix
    Ditto, just a Landrover quirk
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    Does make for some interesting maneovours on mini roundabouts going right though, left hand steering and holding indicator on and right hand changing gear?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lozzd View Post
    Does make for some interesting maneovours on mini roundabouts going right though, left hand steering and holding indicator on and right hand changing gear?!
    Does it actually 'cancel' or is it not quite 'clicking' into position, and then just falls back when you move the wheel ..?
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    Default Re: Right turn indicator cancelling.

    Mine does exactly the same. As per earlier posts, it's probably that cam ring that's at fault. I'm expecting the new switch unit I'm about to fix (for other reasons) to cure it.

    I wouldn't worry unless it really bugs you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeau View Post
    Does it actually 'cancel' or is it not quite 'clicking' into position, and then just falls back when you move the wheel ..?
    There's a question. I don't remember. I would suspect this cam doohicky, since my *left* turn indicator sometimes *doesn't* cancel so I think I'm a bit wonky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lozzd View Post
    There's a question. I don't remember. I would suspect this cam doohicky, since my *left* turn indicator sometimes *doesn't* cancel so I think I'm a bit wonky.
    Sounds logical... be interested to know when you find out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gardeners26 View Post
    When I lift my right turn indicator arm it works yet as soon as I turn the steeering wheeel it cancels. What is the likely cause? Thanks.
    Pop the rubber indicator stalk cover out and try it again (take the steering wheel off and turn the camring). If the switch cancels okay, put the cover back on and fiddle with its position until the indicator cancels properly. If it's in slightly the wrong position it seems to be enough to pull the stalk back down, i.e. cancel the indicator, when you turn the wheel and it clicks....at least, that was the problem with mine!!

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    Default Re: Right turn indicator cancelling.

    Sorry about this belated comment. However I have found a related but different fault on both of our 110s. This fault is I believe a design weakness/fault in the indicator switch assembly itself: the unit is fit to the steering column by an injected plastic split collar with an integral nut, which is clamped to the column using a machine screw. Unfortunately the plastic is not particularly strong and breaks, which allows the unit to slip and prevents the switch engaging properly to turn the indicators on and off at the right places.

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    Yeah, thats a common fault as well, (people with mahousive arms tightening stuff till it snaps!) Easily fixed with a bit of two pack glue though.


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    You are going to love this; the correct terminology according to Land Rovers part catalogue for the plastic part of the indicator cancelling mechanism is simply called a ‘Ring’ and the other metal part on the steering wheel is called the ‘Ring Striker’.
    The simple device fails with wear. You cannot buy just the ring as it comes complete with the switch arm unit. Try eBay for a Brand new one. Also Lucas agents sells these units cheaper than Land Rover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swingletree View Post
    Yeah, thats a common fault as well, (people with mahousive arms tightening stuff till it snaps!) Easily fixed with a bit of two pack glue though.
    Ah! thats where I have been going wrong then using my strong arms and this to tighten all my Land Rover nuts
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    Quote Originally Posted by educationalist View Post
    Ah! thats where I have been going wrong then using my strong arms and this to tighten all my Land Rover nuts
    Yeah, but don't forget, if you do happen to shear a bolt, just back it off a flat. (and then superglue it back on and hope no-one notices!).


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