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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 13, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Crazy horn and flasher problem

Installing console gauges, tic toc tac, and a rebuilt GM tilt column on my 68 . I removed the original steering column before I started to have more room under the dash. completed all of the wiring, and tested everything and all seemed well, but the column was not yet installed. I installed my new column, and quickly noticed that when I push in the flasher button, the horn sounds. Also, if the key is in the on position, the flashers are always on. To troubleshoot, I pugged in my old column and the exact same thing happens. Re traced all our steps on the gauge install and all looks good. Hoping this is some goofy grounding issue, but not sure where the grounds for the flashers are.

Anyone ever have their flasher button work their horn? By the way, the horn button does not work at all. We are completely stumped!

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Re: Crazy horn and flasher problem

The horn lead just grounds the horn relay, so your current situation (no pun intended) is grounding that lead. Steering rag-joint is also a ground bridge to check. Not sure about 68's but in 69 the hazards are part of the turn-signal switch, is that working for you?


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Re: Crazy horn and flasher problem

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...noticed that when I push in the flasher button, the horn sounds. Also, if the key is in the on position, the flashers are always on. To troubleshoot, I pugged in my old column and the exact same thing happens.
Then it is not the column, the problem is the harness.
Flashers get battery power from fuse panel, brown wire, to the middle of the s/column connector.
I think it is pull out on EMER switch to turn off, push in to turn on?
I would also check the wire colors of the mating s/column connector.
It reads like the black wire for horn is switched dark blue for front blinker.

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Re: Crazy horn and flasher problem

I have if figured out! The curved steering column harness plug in my car is pretty butchered up, and i was plugging it into the connecter on my new column one slot off. The connecter on the harness has nine slots, but the column connecter only has eight. If you are not careful, (and the plug lock tab is broken off), you can put the empty slot on the wrong side which makes every connection one off place and all sorts of strange things happen. When I connected my original column again, I made the same mistake. Once I got my fat butt wiggled up under the dash to get a good close look, it was obvious.

Thanks to those who helped!

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Good thing I didn't go with my first thought of having you chech the "Flasher Fluid"

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