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Old 03-19-2006, 01:45 AM
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Horn Problems

I have a 66 with cruize control and I am having trouble getting my horns to work. I have narrowed it down to a ground problem, it seems that the steering shaft is not grounded well enough to operate the horns. If I supply a ground from the steering column to get the horns started the horns sound and will continue to sound until I release the horn ring. It just seems that there is not enough of a ground to initially get the horns started. How is the steering shaft grounded what am I missing here?
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There are two spring loaded buttons in the steering collar @ the directional signals. when you press the horn the plate completes this connection by connecting these two buttons. the yellow and yellow with the green stripe should come out of the bottom of the steering collum. touching these two wires together should complete the circuit and sound the horn. Maybe the contacts are dirty or broke.
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Sorry, Boater.. Mistake made here. Josh has a car with Hiway Pilopt speed control. It uses a horn relay and is configured differtly than the non Hiway Pilot cars. Josh: your car should have a electrical wire from the top part of the flex coupler (rag joint) to the bottom part and the gearbox should have a ground wire to the chassis. I think the ground wire from the steering column jacket to the chassis is for the PRNDL light. Any questions?
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Thanks for that info Harely. Didn't know they were different.
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Thanks Harley, There was once a ground wire on the rag joint but somewhere along the way someone cut it off. I rigged a new ground wire and all is well.
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