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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 08, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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1969 Horn Issues

I've checked through about a third of the old troubleshooting post to see if I could find an answer to my problem but I still have a few querstions.

I have a 1969 SS/RS 396 and the horn does not work. I checked the relay and it appears to be ok. By reading the old posts the horn should sound when the circuit is grounded by the horn button. So if I understand correctly there should be 12V at the eyelet cam if front of the spring?

I don't have 12V at this location so I'm thinking that I need to replace the cam assy (the plastic piece with the tube that the cam and spring slide into? Did I mention that this tube piece cracked off.....so I guess I have to replace now.

If I'm correct how do you remove the lock plate? I'm assuming this has to be removed.

I also checked the horn and they didn't work. Is it possible to repair horns? I will check again but I recently painted so I will check again and make sure it is properly grounded.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 08, 09:29 PM
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Re: 1969 Horn Issues

What I would do is first work from the horn relay so the first thing you should do is disconnect the blue wire from #2 post. Than ground the number #2 post momentarly to see if the horn sounds if this works than your problem may be in the steering colum. good luck
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 08, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 1969 Horn Issues

Thanks for the quick reply. Excuse me but I'm not looking at my car and going off memory but I know there is a red and black wire secured by screws on two of the terminals. I also have a green to the horns, a black (could be blue) and a red and black wire. Could the black be actually blue?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 08, 07:58 AM
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Re: 1969 Horn Issues

You need to look at the wire colors very close the blue might look black to you but it should be blue unless someone spliced a piece of black at the end of it. If you need more help with this problem I'll send you pictures.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 08, 07:38 AM
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Re: 1969 Horn Issues

Before you go any further and waste alot of time verify that the hrons actually work, hook them up directly to a 12V source and see if they will sound, probably not. This place restores horns but they are not cheap http://www.classiccarhorns.com/. I finally forced myself to buy a set of repops(sigh) but they do work and look fairly close to original but the mount brackets are different that stock, oh well at least the horns work.

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