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Username Post: Horn always blowing on 55        (Topic#347700)
rls8836 
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rls8836
Loc: North La.
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10-16-17 06:49 PM - Post#2711064    

Replaced my blinker switch assembly with the new wires that comes with it and the horn wire assembly that has the top bushing or bearing made with it. Blinkers work great now, but when I connect my horn wire it is always blowing. Could the horn relay be stuck? First time I connected the horn wire there was no noise. Pushed the horn rim and it kinda gave a flutter or weak sound then went ok. I believe I the wires are not damaged from pulling them down inside the steering column, but the horn wire seems to be grounded or the relay stuck. Can I open the relay up and do something. I checked with a ohm meter for continuity from the end of the horn wire where it exits the column to the naked dash and it shows the wire to be grounded. The upper end of the horn wire appeared to be solidly connected to the horn bearing assembly as if it could not be disconnected. Ideas please?



 

rls8836 
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rls8836
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10-16-17 07:05 PM - Post#2711069    
    In response to rls8836

The spring and spring seat were not on the car before I replaced everything. I’ve had this car for many yrs. and they were not under the steering wheel all this time. Thought I would tell that. I doubt these being added has any bearing on my horn continually blowing but decided to let everyone know about putting them in. The car has a what looks like a Chevelle steering wheel on it, been on there all these yrs. I’ve owned it.



 
acardon 
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10-16-17 07:20 PM - Post#2711073    
    In response to rls8836

The relay isn't sticking or it would keep blowing, even with the wire disconnected.
The parts in the steering wheel have to match the wheel, not necessairly 55 parts. The cupped washer could be upside down. It goes on the wheel like a upside down saucer. The 3 legged retainer may be sitting on the edge of one of the large holes in the cupped washer. The retainer and notched spacer have to be the right thickness to match the horn ring, or it can depress the cupped washer too much.
Horn Parts:



Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


 
rls8836 
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Loc: North La.
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10-16-17 07:30 PM - Post#2711075    
    In response to acardon

Thanks acardon, my parts on my car don’t nearly match yours at all. Will try and take pictures tomorrow and post or pm or email them to you.



 
rls8836 
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rls8836
Loc: North La.
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10-21-17 03:06 PM - Post#2711622    
    In response to acardon

Still having the problem with my horn blowing all the time after replacing my turn signal nylon bushing and rubber pads, the upper steering column bearing assembly and the blinker switch asssembly with all the wires you have to pull down thru the column. I pulled the horn green wire back out of the column and at is not chaffed or any naked spots on it. The new upper steering bearing and the brass plate have no continuity between either as the old upper steering bearing and brass plate when not on the car. But when I install it all down onto the column and put any of the three screws in that pull the locking plate and the directional signal housing together there, they make contact making the horn want to blow. I have a service manual I am looking at and don’t see what I am doing wrong. Could it be the new the new upper steering bearing is too thick causing this to happen. The blinkers work just fine now after reinstalling everything, it’s just the horn seems to be shorting somehow. Like I said when everything is secured I am showing continuity on the brass top of the upper steering bearing and the bearing itself and the steering shaft. When it is uninstalled I can’ t see any continuity between the brass top plate and upper bearing. Anyone have a idea? I can’t figure out how to post pictures here but I can direct e- mail them to someone who wants to see what I have. Thanks



 
acardon 
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10-22-17 03:14 PM - Post#2711715    
    In response to rls8836

I suspect that the horn wire connected to the upper bearing is contacting some metal part of the turn signal housing. Sorry, best picture I could find.


Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


 
rls8836 
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10-22-17 04:31 PM - Post#2711725    
    In response to acardon

Thanks acardon that makes sense will double check



 
rls8836 
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10-24-17 04:17 AM - Post#2711910    
    In response to rls8836

Acardon, I have my horn working now. Thank-you for your replies. I removed my new upper steering bearing and returned the old one again and problem went away. The old upper bearing is not as tall as the newer one. Can’t say for sure this was the problem but now it is back normal.



 
acardon 
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10-24-17 07:17 AM - Post#2711932    
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Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


 

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