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Hiya - not a problem as such, I just dont like how light the steering is when I am driving my Corsa b. Great when I am parking but I want the steering tighter/heavier when I am driving at speed or going around bends. If i wanted to disconnect a cable(s) from the power steering motor behind the dash which one(s) should I disconnect just to try it out and just in case i find the steering too heavy or just want to put it back to how it was which way should I go about it? - I havent got that problem about it being light one way or hard steering the other way and the car is not pulling and the steering is not sticking anywhere the EPS seems to be working perfectly fine its just that I find the steering too light for my preference and the tyres arent overinflated or anything like that I just want the steering to not be so light when i am drivind at normal speeds and taking bends. Any help/advice/tips very much appreciated. Cheers.
 

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hey.. if you swap the colum out to a non-eps one.. heh i would not mind eps xD

i dont really recommend it mind, as soon as you have got to do any backing up.. your gonna wish you had PAS LoL
take it from a guy whos car dont have it.
 

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only proper answer is to fit a controller or remove it fully.
 

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Hey everyone thanks for your replies - fantastic what a good lot of ideas. My first solution WAS to take out the fuse (if only things were that easy) but when i read my manual according to the fuses at the back of the manual that fuse (no.17 10amp) for power steering shares with radio, information display, control indicators, electric windows as well so that might be a nono.

I must try and look for one of these manual adjusters from ebay then I havent even heard of them. I used to drive old ford escorts and orions years ago which did not have power steering at all, now they are cars that really needed it especially for parking but all these small cars with power steering sometimes are a bit overkill. I drove a 96 vauxhall corsa years ago without power steering and got on fine with it with parking and what have you.

I see fiat punto years ago (maybe also the ones these days) had EPS with a switch on dash to turn it on and off I think it was called a city switch or something, wonder if i can adapt the corsa like this somehow?

Other thing to do maybe is disconnect the plug from the motor of the device and see how that works but i wonder if that would throw out the sensor electronics or something.

I dont Know about changing the column for a manual one, i reckon i could try and get one from a scrappie but I dare say i would have to remove the steering wheel I dont mind but I would be worried about disconnecting and/or setting off the airbag thats the only thing.

thanks for the replies though really appreciate it - keep em coming if you can cheers.
 

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Hey everyone thanks for your replies - fantastic what a good lot of ideas. My first solution WAS to take out the fuse (if only things were that easy) but when i read my manual according to the fuses at the back of the manual that fuse (no.17 10amp) for power steering shares with radio, information display, control indicators, electric windows as well so that might be a nono.

I must try and look for one of these manual adjusters from ebay then I havent even heard of them. I used to drive old ford escorts and orions years ago which did not have power steering at all, now they are cars that really needed it especially for parking but all these small cars with power steering sometimes are a bit overkill. I drove a 96 vauxhall corsa years ago without power steering and got on fine with it with parking and what have you.

I see fiat punto years ago (maybe also the ones these days) had EPS with a switch on dash to turn it on and off I think it was called a city switch or something, wonder if i can adapt the corsa like this somehow?

Other thing to do maybe is disconnect the plug from the motor of the device and see how that works but i wonder if that would throw out the sensor electronics or something.

I dont Know about changing the column for a manual one, i reckon i could try and get one from a scrappie but I dare say i would have to remove the steering wheel I dont mind but I would be worried about disconnecting and/or setting off the airbag thats the only thing.

thanks for the replies though really appreciate it - keep em coming if you can cheers.
In your fuse box you have 2 BIG fuses on the right, its the left one out of the 2.
As for seting off the airbag unplug the battery for about an hour before you take it off.
 

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In your fuse box you have 2 BIG fuses on the right, its the left one out of the 2.
As for setting off the airbag unplug the battery for about an hour before you take it off.
thanks for that. Right I am looking at the owners manual at the moment it says the left of the 2 big fuses (in the picture) that number 14 fuse is EPS but then when I look at Number 14 in the list it says that fuse is for the Heated rear Window, so i dunno, shall have to pull it and see what happens I suppose.
 

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so what I might do then when i am next out on the road is pull the big fuse for the EPS and I will inflate my front tyres up to 25 or 28 and then see how i get on with the steering.

I suppose a further mod I could do is put a switch (or rather a switch with a relay) onto the dash so when I am driving I can turn off EPS and when I am parking I could flip on the EPS - hows that sound?
 

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It sounds fine to me, although it's be interesting to see what the ecu makes of it losing and gaining eps all the time. Does the ecu even have anything to do wiht it or is it all self contained?

I have hydraulic power steering on the 1600 sport you see so have never seen or used eps
 

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It sounds fine to me, although it's be interesting to see what the ecu makes of it losing and gaining eps all the time. Does the ecu even have anything to do wiht it or is it all self contained?

yeah thats an interesting thought does the eps record down fault on the ecu you could be onto something there. I think the airbag would and of course the engine light but not too sure about the EPS. maybe someone can throw some light on that.

I dare say that when it comes to MOT time i would have to remove any mod i have made and put it back to how it was otherwise it might fail the MOT - interesting the owner manual just says if the EPS light comes on the dash whilst driving you can still carry on with your journey but the steering may feel heavier and take more effort to steer but get it checked out with an opel dealer as soon as possible. So that must mean its stil ok to drive with EPS off but heavier steering which is at the end of the day what I am aiming for....
 

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i removed my fuse before just the eps light comes on steering felt terrible and the wheel doesnt self centre very well get a controller
 

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i removed my fuse before just the eps light comes on steering felt terrible and the wheel doesnt self centre very well get a controller
I tried removing the fuse today and congratulations to all who said the steering would feel terrible - it was, was really heavy!! :eek: so that's another idea out of the window I wont be doing that one! - will just have to put up with the steering feeling a bit light on bends and when I am driving its the lesser of 2 evils. loads of thanks to everyone's suggestions on here, its a great forum. Maybe one day I might try out one of these manual steering adjuster thingy's if I can find one see if it tightens up the steering a bit.

Andy.
 
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