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Re: CLOCKSPRING (aka "rotational connector!") *FIXED*
'new' clock spring arrived. Haven't fitted it yet, but can confirm that from end-to-end, the spring has 4 full turns, so 2 turns from the end to centre it. Just to note, there is a hole (near the top of the rotation spring casing) which needs to line up with the hole below it for it to be dead-centre. I'll post a pic later when I get a chance.
Having just replaced my squib I was worried about getting the replacement centred. There are various marks and holes on the white cable wheel but they are not the same squib to squib in my case.
To get it dead centre depress the spring and turn left until resistance is encountered. You will be able to see where the flat cable is attached. Now turn back to the right 2 full turns. The wires will be at the top, the little car diagram at the bottom. On my replacement there was a hole about 2 o'clock and a zero was visible.
Currently in Redfive05's garage:
Vauxhall Insignia. Megane II 1.6 VVT.