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Re: CLOCKSPRING (aka "rotational connector!") *FIXED*
I have studied the construction of this and whereas in a PC the ribbon tape can be pulled out, or inserted in a plug, the clockspring is sealed at each end. I will say without fear of contradiction that it is IMPOSSIBLE to reconnect once broken.
I had the same problem on my last car, a Toyota Avensis. On the Avensis you can buy just the clockspring unit, at £140.
However, my mate is a dab hand with a soldering iron (he does car audio/car phoen kits) and was able to repair the actual ribbon and then coat in epoxy.
So it was repairable, just VERY fiddly.
Currently in funkyg's garage:
2009 Megane Dynamique 1.5 dCi