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Old 11-29-2017
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Default Telescopic steering wheel

The steering wheel on my SP36 has evidently developed an issue. The round black cylinder below the wheel is supposed to tighten the wheel at the height you want it at. I can't get it to engage turning it (the cylinder)either way. Consequently, the wheel easily moves up and down. Kind of irritating. The manual is no help. Anyone have any ideas?
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Its a simple mechanism,pop the center cap out and take a look,you will have no problem fixing it.
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Thanks! I'll give it try in the morning.
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Thanks! I'll give it try in the morning.
Carl,
I am having the same problem. Were you able to fix the steering wheel?
What kind of adjustment did you do?
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Pop the center cap off the steering wheel,then turn the center part of the wheel,you will see the problem!
Take pics.i think you will need a small screwdriver and a wrench,its easy!
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Al, when you pop the cap off, there is a bolt with a nut right in the center. All I had to do is tighten the nut a little bit. If I tightened it to much, I could not adjust the wheel. As Randy said, it was pretty easy.
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Al, when you pop the cap off, there is a bolt with a nut right in the center. All I had to do is tighten the nut a little bit. If I tightened it to much, I could not adjust the wheel. As Randy said, it was pretty easy.
Carl
That nut was loose and just tighting it up did the trick.
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You're welcome! Thanks to Randy for pointing me in the right direction.
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I have a 99 40LX. I assume it has telescopic but the wheel doesn’t budge for me. The large, black horn button is loose and rattles going down the road. Is that supposed to pop off to adjust the telescopic on my rig?
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I have a 99 40LX. I assume it has telescopic but the wheel doesn’t budge for me. The large, black horn button is loose and rattles going down the road. Is that supposed to pop off to adjust the telescopic on my rig?
On my 2000 LX there is a separate lever below the blinker on the steering column that adjusts the wheel. My horn button does not move.
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