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Can something be done to my horn switch? Mod it? New turn/hazard switch? by cebix
Started on: 08-02-2012 04:42 PM
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Report this Post08-02-2012 04:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cebixSend a Private Message to cebixEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My horn never worked and I finally got around to check what's going on. From what I've seen on other threads in the red circle (first photo) should be a switch but nothing's there. There is a black wire inside hanging loose and if I ground it the horns sound. Great, so they work fine but how to wire it to my steering wheel? Also the cancelling cam looks fishy, it's also cracked but I guess I can glue it. I guess my wheel isn't the original one that should be on the car? It's an '85 bumperpad base coupe, originally a V6 but swapped to the 2.5 god knows when and by whom. Here are the pictures:





Can anything be done to it or should I just search for a new turn switch? Keep in mind I live in Poland and getting a new one will be a pain for me that's why I'm posting this thread and hope there is a way around it. Thanks in advance for any replies.
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Report this Post08-02-2012 10:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Junk Yards might has missing/damage pieces.

GM uses many things across car lines.
Try to get same kind of column... tilt, non-tilt. etc. That might or might not affect wiring length, wire length switch to plug... (auto vs manual trans doesn't mater here.)

Horn ring is easier... those parts doesn't care what column is on.

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Report this Post08-02-2012 11:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It appears this may have already been modified in an attempt to fix the horn - I've never seen the wire attached to the horn button before. There is a tube that should be part of the horn connection that is broken off your horn ring/cancel cam:



Just before the final assembly you would put a spring and then the plunger pin into the tube






If there are no junkyards close by, I would think that you would be able to get the parts shipped to you fairly cheap, they are small and light, and as mentioned above, they were used in lots of different columns so should be quite plentiful.

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Report this Post08-03-2012 03:53 AM Click Here to See the Profile for cebixSend a Private Message to cebixEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for the replies. Looks like that's the only way to go.
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I'm so thankful I found this post. The pics helped me realize I had the pin in backwards.
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I'm so thankful I found this post. The pics helped me realize I had the pin in backwards.




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