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VC Horn Setup - HELP

Discussion in 'VB - VK Holden Commodore (1978 - 1985)' started by Shifty1, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. Shifty1

    Shifty1 New Member

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    Hey guys

    Behind the horn button.. how is it MENT to look.. mine is missing a piece (doesn't reach far enough to activate the horn..) the car isnt drivable without it.. :(

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    Standard steering wheel??. Hmmm you might need to explain a bit more.
     
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    sorry... yes its standard..

    theres 1 wire coming out of the steering column.. i plugged it onto the back on the horn button.. but when you press it nothing.. we had a closer look n it doesnt reach anyway near far enough.. so we are presuming something is missing.. but we arent sure what it is :(
     
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    Hmmm a pic would be great, i can tell you that! :). But I don't thing anything is missing. I wonder if the horn contact ring is dirty. Might need to take my dads VB steering wheel off, take pics and have a poke around.
     
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    Make sure the wire is connected at the other end where the horn is located in the engine bay "it may be a aqua green colour wire, mine is anyway" .

    Maybe even get hold of a muilitmeter and test for volts.
     
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    hmm..

    we put the nut back on the wheel.. and some little black one as well.. plugged it in.. nothing :S

    EDIT: Goon, thx but if we touch the horn wire onto the metal part of the column it sounds..
     
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    Was it working before you did the lock barrel job? If so maybe you've moved something again or time has taken its toll :p I hate when that hapens..
     
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    the weird bit.. if you touch it to the bolt where the steering wheel sits.. it works perfectly.. otherwise.. on the button.. nothing.. oh and btw ys it was working, and it still does.. :p
     
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    You really get the uncommon problems mate, i looked in my book again and nothing to help ya out with :(

    " If you do post a pic : Is your steering wheel tan? with the symbol in the middle? If so how did u take the cover off? and ill take a picture of mine if you have a photo of yours easy to compare then.
     
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    Thats the horn setup at the moment..
     
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    I tried to remove my horn button/cover with a flathead before but its stuck in tight and ill take a chunk out if i try :(

    looks like its scrwed from the inside? so i would have to take my steering wheel off to remove the cover? if so sorry mate :(

    EDIT** the black wire connects to the side on the right? "bottom photo" and it doesnt reach?
     
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    Looks like in that last pic the connection onto the horn pad is broken, thats where the black wire connects too. If thats correct you need a new horn pad.
     
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    umm, this may sound like a really basic solution, and i apologise if this is no help whatsoever.

    On mine, i changed the steering wheel and when i put the old one back on i was racking my brain trying to sort it out, turns out you need to put the whole thing together (screw the horn pad onto the steering wheel), this sorted out the problem i had.

    So in short, plug the wire in, SCREW to horn pad into place, and give it a whirl, as i said, it solved my problem, i assume the screws acted as some sort of ground.
     
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    Yes, its embarrassing.. but a simple TIGHT screw to connect it fixed it..

    also.. goon.. just use the 2 screws behind the wheel mate..
     
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    Cheers mate, i'll have a look at mine after 9am. Then ill post a few pics for yah if i get the thing off.. :)

    but yeah screws behind it cheers :p

    EDIT - badluck so far mate, some of my tools have gone walkabout and i'm not happy :bang: I'll seewhat happens after midday, i can't even find my mini flathead :(
     
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    damn.. good luck mate :p
     
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    Good to see you guys got it sorted out :D :D
     
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    We did...

    I'll have another look today whitevc, if your still in the same boat mate.
     
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    My problem is fixed.. thanks anyway.. the old girl is back together, got a tuneup today n she is running sweet :) :thumbsup:
     
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    Sounds great mate :D
     

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