Okay GM front engined folks, here’s my next question.
My BCW has that darn ugly blocky stock Chevette/GM steering column with a nicer wooden wheel. Horn system appears to be all GM with the spring behind the little plastic key and then the wire running out to the metal/fibre biscuit behind the horn button.
Horn has only worked intermittantly since I got the car in January. Figured it was the contacts on the steering wheel – pulled the wheel off, cleaned everything up, rewired everything and still having issues. The latest is that the horn now actually will blow if I depress the center button and push hard on the steering wheel?!?! (that often happens when I get out of the car).
Anyone else have an issue like this?
I’ve seen the Chevette/GM Horn set-up with both a “spring” going into the keyed column hole and also a “pin and spring set-up”. Mine only has the brass spring, but I wouldn’t be suprised if it is missing the pin or something else. Another variation I have seen (various Youtube finds) is the end of wire contact at the bottom of the the sring that goes into the keyed hole.
This is exactly what I did for my horn on my Duchess. I found that having a horn button on the dash, helped to avoid the horn wire from wrapping around the steering column, as the Steering Wheel was turned, or chaffing in the column and causing a short
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