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Username Post: Installing horn ring        (Topic#264728)
Sawtooth0645 
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06-15-11 08:43 AM - Post#2103771    

I extracted my 48's steering wheel many months ago and took off the broken horn ring. I now have a new horn ring, and after refinishing the wheel, want to install it all back into the car.

This morning when I went to reinstall it, I noticed that something is missing on the steering wheel where the two little threaded horn ring screws attach. The holes on the inner part of the wheel are quite large, and I seem to remember there were rubber inserts in the wheel that the threaded screws go through and then into the horn ring. Is that right? I must have the two little parts around somewhere, but don't know what to look for.



 




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06-15-11 09:11 AM - Post#2103785    
    In response to Sawtooth0645

Not sure on a 48 but the rubber grommets you describe are exactly what is on the steering wheel of my 41 for horn ring adjustment. Plus, there's a washer under each screw head.

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Sawtooth0645 
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06-16-11 07:08 AM - Post#2104153    
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I remember now. It is the same as yours. Now to find them.



 
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06-18-11 09:50 PM - Post#2105277    
    In response to Sawtooth0645

if you are not lucky to find 'em, you'll find them here:

CHEVROLET GROMMET -HORN BUTTON PAD (FOR SCREWS UNDER CAP) ON CARS WITH HORN RING
Horn Button Pad. Grommet (for screws under cap), cars w/ horn ring (3 pcs).
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Sawtooth0645 
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06-19-11 11:27 AM - Post#2105429    
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Thanks for the link. I went back and looked around and found the old broken horn ring, and sure enough, had reattached the screws and rubber inserts on it so they wouldn't be lost. They fit great. It took me several tries at reasembling all the parts before I got it to work.

However, I suspect I don't quite have it adjusted right. I can only blow the horn on the top left side. Will adjusting the depth of the two screws change that?



 
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06-19-11 01:37 PM - Post#2105479    
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  • Sawtooth0645 Said:


However, I suspect I don't quite have it adjusted right. I can only blow the horn on the top left side. Will adjusting the depth of the two screws change that?



Yup, that's how you adjust the amount of pressure needed to make contact. You may have to loosen the screw on the horn ring and turn the contact ring underneath to get closer to the top of the column.


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06-19-11 06:20 PM - Post#2105560    
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Do you mean the threaded metal piece that screws into the back of the horn ring? I hadn't realized it was even there until long after I started trying to fit everything together and nothing was working. I have it screwed in now about as far as it can go. Are you suggesting I back it out a little? It is sort of dented in a few places and the center hole seems oblong, not round.



 
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06-19-11 08:28 PM - Post#2105590    
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Yup, that piece is threaded to allow adjusting the contact gap. The screws then adjust the amount of pressure needed to make contact with the top of the column. I had to pull the wheel on mine in order to get that metal piece to turn when I put the new horn ring on.

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06-19-11 11:25 PM - Post#2105610    
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I am making this thread sticky as it has proven of considerable interest.

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07-14-12 11:38 AM - Post#2248144    
    In response to Sawtooth0645

Thanks for all the great links to info on this. I'm about to try to revert back to the original horn ring install, and it looks like the previous owner was kind enough to order a new bearing for me NOS in the box ... found in the trunk.

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Edited by Brian48 on 07-14-12 11:59 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
48Reg 
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11-16-14 05:13 PM - Post#2499136    
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Can someone post detailed pictures (or an exploded view) of the correct installation sequence for these parts? Specifically, does the part that screws into the horn ring have any contact posts that touch the column bearing contact surface?



 
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11-16-14 05:35 PM - Post#2499141    
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Welcome to ChevyTalk.


Service Manual http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/shop/1942_47/...
Parts Illustration http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/parts/1929_54...


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48Reg 
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11-16-14 06:43 PM - Post#2499161    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Thank you so very much! This is EXTREMELY helpful!One last question: the cup (part #2819) on my setup has two holes in the base. They are oblong and slightly damaged. Did they originally hold anything? (like brass studs to make contact to the bearing ring?)



 




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