Left hand stork with lights functions on it

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Re: Left hand stork with lights functions on it

Post by BlueTrance » Tue May 24, 2016 11:35 am

Hi guys (this is my first post!)

The first time I drove my new Qashqai I turned the lights on almost one out of every three times I used the indicator.

However, after driving for about 1200 miles during last week I found myself using the middle section of the stalk instead of the edge.
I was planning to stick some tape to fix the knob if it ever happened again, but the rubber ring you are proposing is really clever. Thank you!

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Re: Left hand stork with lights functions on it

Post by switchback » Tue May 24, 2016 4:13 pm

PeterPerfect13 wrote: I fitted a rubber O ring over the first (left-hand) groove and hey presto, problem solved. Very simple but very effective – it’s not happened since. If anyone is interested, I’ve used a 33mm O ring (internal dimension).
Top Tip.............................I've just stretched a very thin 18mm O ring over the groove. See how I get on now 8-) .
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Re: Left hand stork with lights functions on it

Post by Hound » Tue May 24, 2016 9:38 pm

I have had no trouble with storks in the QQ, or indeed any other form of avian wildlife, but in the event that I quickly need to identify the malfunctioning part and replace it with, say, a flamingo, I made myself this useful reminder:

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It's not the first time I have heard of zoological difficulties with this car. I believe DaveBerlin had an unpleasant experience with a couple of poisonous snakes after his German dealer informed him during a service that his QQ would require a new pair of vipers.
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Re: Left hand stork with lights functions on it

Post by MrRed » Wed May 25, 2016 8:30 pm

Many thanks Hound, best laugh I have had for a while.
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Re: Left hand stork with lights functions on it

Post by Bullyboy » Wed May 25, 2016 8:51 pm

Interesting on the o ring. Interesting it was not just me or the older I am getting the madder I am getting. Thanks for the o ring tip. I'll get one. Cheers
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Re: Left hand stork with lights functions on it

Post by Hound » Wed May 25, 2016 9:50 pm

The O-ring trick is also handy for making a rudimentary "cruise control" on a motorbike's throttle grip, when bar ends are fitted.

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Re: Left hand stork with lights functions on it

Post by Daewar » Thu May 26, 2016 1:29 pm

I'm reporting this post for being too funny. Put a right big smirk on my face :)
Hound wrote:I have had no trouble with storks in the QQ, or indeed any other form of avian wildlife, but in the event that I quickly need to identify the malfunctioning part and replace it with, say, a flamingo, I made myself this useful reminder:
stork.jpg
It's not the first time I have heard of zoological difficulties with this car. I believe DaveBerlin had an unpleasant experience with a couple of poisonous snakes after his German dealer informed him during a service that his QQ would require a new pair of vipers.
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Re: Left hand stork with lights functions on it

Post by DaveBerlin » Sun May 29, 2016 9:59 am

Hi Peter, please do not take this as a critism as it is not as I think the idea of the "O" Ring was spot on. ;)
As my "O" Ring stocks are depleted I went to our Dealer and asked for a 33mm I/Dia "O" Ring but none were available so I got a 30 mm I/Dia one. Now when I installed it over the Stalk (30mm O/Dia) it was too loose so I cut it, used some Super Glue to achieve around a 28mm I/Dia (Section used 3mm O/Dia) and it worked, so I will give it a try. This is just a "Heads Up" in case others have the problem or perhaps you have a different Stalk Dia ! I hope this is of some help, again not a critism just factual - Dave :)

Hound, I got a pair of vipers from our Dealer yesterday :D -Dave

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Re: Left hand stork with lights functions on it

Post by gloucester » Sun May 29, 2016 10:42 am

I've just gone out with my "382pc Metric O-Ring Set" and tried various sizes. I think the one I'm going to try is a 26.5x3 one. That's 26.5mm internal diameter. I agree the size originally suggested seems too high - unless it's actually 33mm external not internal diameter - since the one I've fitted is 26.5+3+3=32.5mm externally.
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Re: Left hand stork with lights functions on it

Post by Hound » Sun May 29, 2016 1:52 pm

I wonder if different batches of light stalks have different friction? Some of us, me included, have never had this problem. Don't know if it's down to "indicator technique" or which parts bin your stalk came from.

Dave, did you go for 640/450mm vipers this time? :)
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