Hollow plastic body which is used, in particular, to line steering wheel columns in motor vehicles
The invention relates to a hollow plastic body which is intended to be disposed around a steering wheel column in a motor vehicle. The inventive body consists of two half-bodies (2, 4) which are assembled to one other by means of lugs (22) and click-lock means (24), each lug (22) comprising a relief (28) which is provided with a first engagement bearing surface. According to the invention, the click-lock means (24) comprise a housing for each lug and each housing (24) is equipped with at least one restrictor for retaining the reliefs (28) in said housings. The bearing surfaces of the reliefs come into contact with the complementary bearing surfaces of the restrictors along planes that are inclined at an angle (a), said angle (a) being selected such that the reliefs (28) can cross the restrictors by means of elastic deformation when the two half-bodies (2, 4) are separated from one another with a pre-determined force.
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Publication date: 01-23-2008
Applicant: FAURECIA INTERIEUR IND (FR)
Inventor: DOLE THIERRY (FR)
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