Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Re: Horn Hook-up
The black spring washer should curve towards the steering column. If he installed it wrong, the horn wouldn't work at all (I believe).
Look at picture 8. The button should have a spring, and should also reside in a plastic washer-tube thing (As you can see from the pic). The plastic keeps the button from touching the steering wheel which creates a short causing the horn to sound.
You say you don't have a spring holding the button? Do you have the plastic tube that sits on a big plastic washer under the steering wheel? The plastic tube should fit through a hole in the steering wheel so the metal button doesn't touch the steering wheel itself and possibly create a short.
You have both plastic rings? The white one that goes in first, that the black spring washer sits on? And you also have the red plastic ring that goes into the center cap retainer?
Those are my guesses for now. Can you take some pictures of the parts you have and how you have it installed?