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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 01, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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I am still woring on my horn, and there is
no continuity to the relay from the button.
there is an insulator/ctlinder that slides
into a hole and makes contact. the spring is
missing. Does the spring sit in there and
provide the current path from the wire to
the contact? Any thing special about putting
this thing back together?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 01, 08:01 AM
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Dave, yes, you need the spring. Do you have rosewood or regular wheel? Kevin

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 01, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Unfortunately its an aftermarket wheel or
unknown origin. I beleive it to be a grant.
I am planning on putting in a rosewood next
winter but need this cheesy wheel/horn
setup to an inspection sticker.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 01, 02:21 AM
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You may want to purchase the Grant horn kit, it provides the spring and wire that you need, or I went to a junk yard and got a spring and wire.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 01, 04:14 AM
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Dave, Since it's an aftermarket wheel, I can't help you on how the parts go together. What you need to do is make sure the the horn circuit contacts (fixed inside the column) are touching an insulated ring attached to the column shaft. Then the spring and cyl ride up into the wheel in a insulated area to the horn cap contact (cyl and horn cap ring are positive) everything else is ground (neg). When you press the horn cap, it has to touch part of the grounded steering wheel someplace to complete the circuit. Also make sure you column/steering wheel is grounded well. Luck, Kevin

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 01, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Well I ohmed it all out and the problem is
definately between the wiring connector on
the column and the contact that is behind the
steering wheel lock plate. I'm waiting for a
free evening to tear apart the column. I had
it all the way down to the lock plate but had
to wait for the puller to arive. Any hints
on what to expect inside?
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 01, 11:25 AM
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You will need a tool to compress the lock plate so you can get the clip that retains the plate off the shaft. There is a big spring and without the tool you will never get the lock plate back on. I got my lock plate tool at Sears.

Once the plate is off there is a disk with a contact path and a tube for the pen size spring and keeper that connects the horn button on it. On the column, on the right side is a spring loaded button that is the contact. It should have 12volts on it if the batt is connected. I found resistance ground on it when the batt was disconnected on mine... The disk is what I suspect. If you have to replace it the aftermarket ones I have seen are too thick and you will never get the big spring, the disk and locking plate back on...

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