Horn

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    vilardi
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    @vilardi

    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. 
    Any help is geatly appreciated.
    Tom    

    Tom Vilardi
    BCW Model 52
    South Orange NJ

    #267485

    vilardi
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    @vilardi

    Here’s my Horn fix…. basically pulled it off the column, got an MGA dash mounted horn and rewired – now works great!  

    Tom Vilardi
    BCW Model 52
    South Orange NJ

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    davearoy
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    @davearoy

    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

    Dave

    Dave
    Lakeland, Florida, where we drive Topless every day

    #267487

    court-wizard
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    @court-wizard

    same for me…mounted the horn button on dash. I used a starter button cus I had one.

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