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  1. Dontspankmabitchup

    i didnt realise the C word gets altered to dream boat.. sorry for my colourful language.. i type how i talk, please dont mistake it for strong feelings of any kind.
  2. Dontspankmabitchup

    the light comes on after about 10 minutes of highway driving. 9 times out of 10 it feels fine but it has felt like it favors turning one direction more than the other. there is an occasional battle where it tries to correct me when im flying round a bend but as i said before its kind of more so on one direction so half the time it feels fine.. and besides, its pretty subtle. its an after market wheel thats been fitted, so i kinda figured maybe the knobhead who put it in fiddled with the sensor, i dont think its happened while driving, im guessing he just put it wonky and accidentally change the sensors orientation. although... a little while ago i had a steering issue i never got to the bottom of. my indicator stalk was arcing out and smoking and while this was happening it felt like the car wanted to zig-zag, i pulled the stalk apart and gave it a clean, re greased it and put it back in, and it was fine, had to replace a lot of fuses after that happened, and after i replaced them all the steering felt like it was normal again... or normal ish, i couldnt tell if i was feeling the occasional sway or if hicas was just doing its thing and i was paranoid after the last issue. so unless some how that changed the orientation of the sensor, but that doesnt seem like something that can happen, so my vote is on human interference. i was thinking of just buying a new one all together and being done with the "fix some other dream boats sloppy arsed work' bullshit, but i cant afford to buy shit i dont need so i want to be sure... and even if i did... i still cant find my horn wire. and someone is yet to tell me if that female plug on the sensor is the plug for my horn. if it is then i need to hunt for a male that fits. it would be easy if i was the one who removed the stock wheel cos it would all make sense but i feel im trying to build a cabinet with missing pieces and no instructions.... its a bloody ikea model skyline. everyone i ask says the horn plug is on a wire but i cant find anything like that on mine anyway... all that nonsense aside.... what to do... so you guys are saying IF this boss kit is the right one for my hicas, it should only go on one way with the steering angle sensor... correct? because of this "drive pin"? and IF it was on correctly then the sensor shouldn't be sideways, yeah? so to fix my issue i should put it on and see if they move in unison, and if they dont, then i need a new boss kit? and IF a new boss kit IS what i need, once i buy one it should be safe to assume that i can freely spin the face of the sensor upright as long as my wheels are straight, line it up with the boss, make sure the top of the boss is at 90 degrees, connect the dream boats, smash my wheel on and its good as new? is that all correct?
  3. Dontspankmabitchup

    Solid advice but that doesn't really help. And since I like my hicas, you're suggesting spinning the steering angle sensor into the upright position can't do any harm? It has been driving fine, I wouldn't have noticed if I didn't take the wheel off and see its orientation. Maybe it makes no difference? Does it recalibrate itself when the battery is out? I'm only asking cos every pic I see of the damned thing, it's upright and mines sideways
  4. hey guys, got my boss kit off this morning and noticed the steering angle sensor isn't sitting straight. i didnt install the kit myself so i dont know what had been f**ked with before i acquired the car. should a spin it around til the logo is up the correct way? its a series 1 gts25t 1993 with hicas and no air bag. need help before i take my car in the shop later (unrelated) otherwise ill have to put the wheel back on for the job then take it off again when i get home. also worth a mention, there is no horn wires anywhere. do i need an adapter or something? is the plug on the steering angle sensor the horn plug? if so where can i buy the adapter i need? nissan?autopro?ebay?
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    i got the boss kit off finally, which has answered some questions and raised some more. the boss kit itself is not plugged into anything at all. the plug on the steering angle sensor is bare. can someone clarify if that plug is for the horn or the hicas? i think i better get a new boss kit that had the plugs and adapters, so if anyone can recommend a good and commonly found brand, i'd be grateful. maybe something i can find at autopro? (im a fair hike from the city) only other question is about the steering angle sensor. the nissan logo is at 4 oclock and the plug is at 1 oclock. is this acceptable or i or should i straighten it up a bit? it has been this way since i bought it so maybe that could explain the occasional hicas light and heavy corners. it seems to drive well enough so i dont wanna fix something that aint broke (especially if i can risk f**king it up worse) but if ive been driving it wonky this whole time then my point of reference is probably off.. maybe someone who's driven more skylines would think my steering is funky and i simply havent driven with anything better to notice the difference? i would love to get her mickey mouse if possible so how do approach this. is there any harm in just spinning it around?
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    Can't get the boss kit off. The center nut came of fine but the boss kit has no play at all. Not even a wiggle
  7. hey all. been trynna tidy up some sketchy mods so kindly left hidden by the previous owner like Easter eggs inside my baby. since ive had the car ive had no working horn. the steering wheel is after market and the boss kit seems to have no brand name on it at all. as far as i can tell the hicas is hooked up well enough (when i take out the hicas fuse the car's steering goes floaty, so it must be working, right?) but no wires had been fed through the boss kit to to horn button. i must note that the boss kit has quite a solid body so i cant see through it like some of the framed ones. it just seems to to sit over a thin black plastic plate(?) and connects into the box which holds the indicator and wiper stalks. my two main issues are this... i can not find the horn wire and am struggling to find a straight-forward answer to which colored wire is the horns and where it either comes from or goes to. being a previously molested car, the wiring behind the wheel and in the footwell have seen better days and in some spots it seems wires have been cut and soldered back onto themselves.. ive been tinkiering with the green and red striped wire that has had one end soldered back to either itself or a ground wire, and am starting to think its been hardwired off out of convenience when the boss kit was installed. but if its not the horn wire then im wasting my time. ive tried to look at pics of the column after the wheels been removed to try and find clues of what plugs and wires need my attention, but it all looks different because mine is all covered up by the boss kit which leads me to my second problem, i cant remove the boss for the life of me. and because i cant get a good look between the kit and the column, i cant tell which parts im supposed to pull and which parts im not. i dont wanna keep trying to tug if the boss kit is hardwired on(if that's a thing) and im also kinda scared that all my pulling and prying might damage that yellow round thing that's exposed when the wheel's off (seen it in pics and have been told its important and not to funk with it)... but since i cant remove or look past my boss kit, im not sure what side of the stalks it's on.. from my perspective it looks like the thin plastic plate between the stalks and the boss kit are apart of the boss kit that needs removing but im pretty sure the boss kit should be solid metal, and all that is plastic stays on the car. the thin plastic plate looks like it wiggles and doest quite sit flush in either direction. if anyone has any advice on how to identify the horn wire after some mild molestation, or any info on different boss kits that might shine light on mine (hardwired or cheapo brands with strange plastic bits?) or if someone has any pics of what the column and wires would look like stock so i can work backwards from the molestation. or even if someone has a side on pic of an installed boss kit so i can see what it consists of when attached and what parts should and shouldnt move when trying to remove the boss kit. a wiring diagram would also be helpful. sorry about the big write up over something small but i feel like it should be easier than this, and its only being made harder by a stubborn boss kit that cant be moved or looked past. it just looks so very different from other boss kits, it doesn't even appear to have anywhere to feed the wires through unless you cut the clips and feed through the small gap between the boss and thin plastic plate, which is a good solution but dosnt seem like the original intention. thanks in advance for any help that may come my way. my car is a 93 r33 gts25t s1. i have poor internet connection and no working camera on my phone so i may be slow to reply but please bare with me, and i'll find a way to take photos and upload them as needed.
  8. Space saver spec/compatible aftermarket Hey all, been looking for a compatible spacesaver to fit in my boot well, just wondering what the specs of the genuines are so I can look for a compatible replacent. I've heard a ford festiva wheel might fit but i cant vouch for the bloke who told me that. If any normal wheels work as a spare and fit snug in the boot well I'll be happy but if not then what kind of space saver am I after? Just so I can avoid the blank stares and seem knowledgeable when Im parts hunting.. Muchly appreciated in advance!!
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    Ah yess i forgot... What is this bosshicas kit i've heard of? Will installing it in my steeringwheel (potentially) fix the hicas light? (I know there's many possible issues for the light but this steeeingwheel seems pretty sus. Like who the f**k goes to that effort and doesn't connect the horn?)
  10. Hey guys i recently bought a series 1 r33, it seems to be pretty reliable thus far but it shows signs of folks performing cosmetic enhancements without either much care or knowledge of the the mechanical side. Mainly the steering wheel. It's one of those aftermarket "drift" wheels with the silver horn and the yellow stripe at 12oclock. First thing i noticed however is that the horn doesnt work. now i assume it's because the steering wheel does not have the right connections to the car, so i need help to remove the wheel and get in there so i can find a fix, cos f**k paying the mechanics when eveything they know is learnable yourself. ive heard you can either rewire shit or buy adapters or something im not sure. But the other thing is that i believe the lack of proper connections is what's causing my hicas light to come on, and also i dont know how removing the wheel will affect the airbags (if any) and the airbag light since it seems to be off and hopefully stays that way. and will this steering wheel have any affect on how my diagnosis mode is run? Thanks in advance, i may add to this forum before anyone answers as I remember other issues and questions i have about this topic