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Username Post: Horn Button        (Topic#365094)
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05-03-21 06:20 AM - Post#2819195    

I have a 1990 Silverado Xcab.Brought it in for inspection today and discovered the horn didn't work. The mechanic checked it and said there was power to the horn. And so, he said the horn button pad in the steering wheel may have gone bad. He said that it would be more expensive replacing the button in the steering wheel. And so he advised that running a wire from the horn to the dash and installing a button on the dash would be cheaper (~$110.00). Is this a proper way to go?

Edited by jimshoe52 on 05-03-21 06:20 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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05-03-21 07:20 AM - Post#2819199    
    In response to jimshoe52

While it's possible the button may have gone bad, it isn't common. You can check it for continuity with an ohmmeter to be sure. If it's indeed bad, you can easily find another in a boneyard - same button used for quite a few years, and it just pops off/on.


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05-03-21 05:19 PM - Post#2819227    
    In response to someotherguy

It is very likely the cancelling cam lock broke. Pull the button and I bet the wire is just laying in the hole. The wire is supposed to be spring retained into the hole.
I do not like doing dash buttons. Not that hard to fix

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