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Trouble Getting Horn to work

I'm having a heck of time trying to figure out what is going on with my horns on my '69. It seems to me that there should be a single black wire coming up from the steering column (ground) for the horns. Once that wire is touching metal, the horns should start beeping.

For some reason I have 2 wires coming through the top of the column. One black wire and one white wire. For the life of me I can't seem to figure out what the heck this white wire would be for and no matter hard I try to ground the black wire, I get no horns at all.

Any and all advice/opinions are welcome. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Trouble Getting Horn to work

Try this link:

http://jimshea.corvettefaq.com/?page_id=5

This is a great collection of articles.

scroll down, entire sections on horn diagnosis, key buzzer diagnosis, and steering column disassembly/assembly instructions.

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I'm having a heck of time trying to figure out what is going on with my horns on my '69. It seems to me that there should be a single black wire coming up from the steering column (ground) for the horns. Once that wire is touching metal, the horns should start beeping.

For some reason I have 2 wires coming through the top of the column. One black wire and one white wire. For the life of me I can't seem to figure out what the heck this white wire would be for and no matter hard I try to ground the black wire, I get no horns at all.

Any and all advice/opinions are welcome. Thanks in advance.
Black & White wires are leads for the horn contacts as viewed in this picture.


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Use the horn trouble shooting page in Jim Shea's list of articles. When I was diagnosing my horn, I started at the relay and worked back to the steering column.

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I'm having a heck of time trying to figure out what is going on with my horns on my '69. It seems to me that there should be a single black wire coming up from the steering column (ground) for the horns. Once that wire is touching metal, the horns should start beeping.

For some reason I have 2 wires coming through the top of the column. One black wire and one white wire. For the life of me I can't seem to figure out what the heck this white wire would be for and no matter hard I try to ground the black wire, I get no horns at all.

Any and all advice/opinions are welcome. Thanks in advance.
Did you solve your horn problem? If so,what was the issue?

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Did you solve your horn problem? If so,what was the issue?
Not yet. Looks like maybe my turn single switch may be part of the problem. There is like a little plunger piece that makes contact with the canceling cam and that piece seems like it can doesn't pop up enough to make proper contact. If I bang on the steering column, it will eventually pop up. I have tried to clean that piece, lube, etc. but to no avail. Looks I'm going to have to replace the turn single switch in order to address it.
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