I have been trying to remove the dash panel from
this car and it cannot
come out with the steering wheel in place.
The steering wheel is the type with the
countersunk hex screw and I
have just spent 1/2 hour trying to remove it. I
have the 10 mm hex wrench
but unfortunately it is about 1/4" too short to
come well clear of the wheel itself because the
screw is way down in a hole in the column- under
the MBZ badge.
I attached a piece of pipe a litte less than the
radius of the steering wheel to the end of the
wrench and whacked it many times, cclockwise -
assuming the screw is right handed. Why would it
need to be left handed in that situatiion? I then
tried going the left handed route but it won't
budge that way either. I used some easing oil
around the screw but it didn't help.
Another disadvantage is that the depth of the hole
in the screw for the hex key is only 1/4".
Should I drill the brat out?