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RimBlow steering wheel repair
#1
I have a RimBlow steering wheel in my 71 convt. and I am considering replacing the horn switch because the adhesive is letting loose in a couple of little spots.

Has anyone here undertaken this task and how much of a pain was it?

I may be able to squeeze a little glue under the bad spot and let it ride because it still works fine.
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#2
Does this price help making the decision? Chuck
http://www.npdlink.com/store/products/sw...897-0.html
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#3
Ouch. You've got to be kidding!

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.
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#4
Furthermore:

"SWITCH ASSY, HORN BLOWING, REPRO, PRETESTED AT MANUFACTURER, NOT LIABLE FOR DAMAGE CAUSED DURING INSTALLATION"

$85
http://www.therimblowbuddy.com/

I had them do my steering wheel 2088. But the wood trim was shot, as were the inserts. Looks almost brand new, but the 3 spoke plastic is puffed out from aging. So until someone in China makes a new mold, it will have to do.

Under a grand...lol.

Best thing on my car...until I get the motor in.

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#5
Yep, I am looking at purchasing the rimblowbuddy switch, already have it tagged as a favorite, just wondered if anyone here has attempted it. I have watched the replacement on Youtube and it really doesn't look too bad.
To purchase a rebuilt steering wheel is around a grand to have it rebuilt is $400.00 to $600.00.
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#6
Do your homework - apples to apples - the 2 switches are WAY different

I have the same switch NPD has for 105.00 it has the lip that locks it in.


James, yes there is a disclaimer from NPD, I put a disclaimer note in the box too as I OHM test them before we ship them.
Have had people pinch and or puncture the switch during install - then send it back claiming it was defective.

Don

OpiemusRex;99731 Wrote:I have a RimBlow steering wheel in my 71 convt. and I am considering replacing the horn switch because the adhesive is letting loose in a couple of little spots.

Has anyone here undertaken this task and how much of a pain was it?

I may be able to squeeze a little glue under the bad spot and let it ride because it still works fine.

If it works - glue it -
Don

Ohio Mustang Supply
440-949-2556

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#7
Rule #1. Ask Don.

Rule #2. Remember rule #1.

OMS;99819 Wrote:Do your homework - apples to apples - the 2 switches are WAY different

I have the same switch NPD has for 105.00 it has the lip that locks it in.


James, yes there is a disclaimer from NPD, I put a disclaimer note in the box too as I OHM test them before we ship them.
Have had people pinch and or puncture the switch during install - then send it back claiming it was defective.

Don

OpiemusRex;99731 Wrote:I have a RimBlow steering wheel in my 71 convt. and I am considering replacing the horn switch because the adhesive is letting loose in a couple of little spots.

Has anyone here undertaken this task and how much of a pain was it?

I may be able to squeeze a little glue under the bad spot and let it ride because it still works fine.

If it works - glue it -
Don

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351C Bold Manners, Brash Attitude
Favorite Teams: Michigan Wolverines and Whoever Is Playing Ohio State.

When I drive past a herd of cows, the cows MOO at me
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#8
OMS;99819 Wrote:Do your homework - apples to apples - the 2 switches are WAY different

I have the same switch NPD has for 105.00 it has the lip that locks it in.

If it works - glue it -
Don

Thanks Don, it looks like I may have to re-valuate my purchase. I did not realize that there was any significant difference in the switches.
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#9
Not meening to pee on Don's post. but I'm looking to buy one of these's,

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/300760700561?...1423.l2649

anyone brought or use this kit????
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#10
Guy's don't get me wrong here
I have not used this switch.
It may be great but I dislike the way the ad is.

It starts out how other switches are bad and theirs is great
But at the end of the add it says...

"PLEASE NOTE) "AS WITH ANY AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL PART THERE IS A NO RETURN POLICY ON THIS PART. THE SWITCHES ARE TESTED, VERIFIED AND SEALED PRIOR TO LEAVING THE SHOP."

Mine are from Daniel Carpenter
Yes they are imported

As far as I know there are
Daniels switches
An Australian made version
Now this glue in version

Biggest problem with the switch install is kinking the thin copper contacts, once it is kinked switch is no good
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