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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old Nov 21st, 07, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Horn Contact Installation? with pics

I know this topic has been addresssed many times but after reading numerous posts, I still have difficulty visualizing the installation so I have included pics hoping that it might also help others to understand how the contacts should be installed. I have an original set of horn contacts.I came up with 3 different possibilities.Hopefully someone can identify which (if any) one is correct.

First possibility...


Second possibility


Third possibility


Any and all input is greatly appreciated
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old Nov 21st, 07, 09:08 PM
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Re: Horn Contact Installation? with pics

im almost 99 percent sure that the 2nd pic is right. look uner the top iece you got it will have a brass or metal piece that it rides on. that is where the rod goes first into. than the spring and it will make contact with the end contact aka grounds. tommorow ill get a pic from work for you.
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Re: Horn Contact Installation? with pics

Thanks for the reply! Hopefully the pics that I included will help other people with the same question.
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Re: Horn Contact Installation? with pics

Agree with #2.

If you'd do us all a favor, and take and post detail pics as it all goes together, starting with the bare steering column and endingwith the installed and dressed steering wheel, I'd love to add this post to the electrical basics sticky. As you said, this is asked a lot.

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Ok. I'll get started on it.
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post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 07, 03:38 PM
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I pulled my wheel a couple weeks ago. My horns worked fine. I just looked at my bag of parts and mine was #3. I don't remember the pin being there so maybe it was missing. I think I just had the spring and the horns worked fine. There's always the possibility it fell out and is missing now but I was pretty careful.
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Here are some pics that I took regarding installation of 69 horn contacts.

Steering Column minus steering wheel.Shows plastic tower where pin and spring are inserted followed by brass terminal end and plastic retainer.

The next picture should be of the steering wheel installed on the column but the lighting in my garage isn't the best.Couldn't get a decent picture even with flash. I will add that picure soon. This picture shows the mounting points of the contacts.

Next are the buttons for horn shroud.They are installed into the holes on the ends of the shroud.

This is what it looks like installed.


Next, the contacts are installed on the mounting points.

Here's a closer view. The outer ends of the contacts are held in place by the screws that attach the entire assembly to the steering wheel.


This is the brass terminal end and plastic retainer that connects both contacts together.

Now the pin and spring from the earlier pictures in this post are installed into the plastic tower(with steering wheel installed).Then this brass terminal goes in next followed by the retainer.

The final step is to attach the shroud to the steering wheel.
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I guess I will buy a horn contact pin from ricks and put it back with the pin. I was looking at p.57 and see three parts pictured together, the pin, the spring and a small barrel shaped black thing. Im guessing that last piece is for a 67 or 68. Mine is a 69 and Id swear there wasnt a pin in there and the horns worked fine, but id rather put it back right with the pin. I'll go with pic #2 as far as what end to put in first.
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The black barrel shaped piece is the retainer that keeps the spring and pin in place.
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Just to be clear about this, the black retainer goes on after you put the wires, terminal and white barrel over the wires( pictured above) into the tower?
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The black retainer shown on pg.57 of Rick's is most likely for a 67 or 68. Notice the small protrusion on the outside of it. The inside of the plastic tower on a 67 or 68 has a corresponding groove that you would insert the retainer into then twist it to lock it into place. The retainer pictured here is for 69.So you do not use the black retainer for your application. I have known some guys that have cut the protrusion off and used that particular retainer. Rick's should have the correct retainer for the 69 though.
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I have the white barrel retainer still on my original wires, so I'll just press that in after the spring and pin im getting from ricks.
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Excellent thread guys. I'll add this to the electrical basics sticky.





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