Horn trouble

buick7332

buick7332

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My name is Dave and it's been awhile since I've posted on this site. I was driving my Grand Prix home from a cruise night and my horn started going off when I turned the wheel. Not every turn of the wheel, but sporadically. Of course when I pulled into my neighborhood it went off at every turn. All I can think of is to replace the horn contact spring. Anyone else ever had this problem? Any advice would be appreciated I want to get this fixed before the next car show on Saturday. Thank you
 
307 Regal

307 Regal

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The retainer for the horn wire is probably broken. I had to replace mine about a decade ago, and it broke again about a month ago. I didn't have much cash so this time I just cut a new slot in it and then cut a couple coils off the spring to reduce the amount of constant pressure on the plastic retainer. The next time it fails I'm probably just going to try and re-engineer it so it won't fail in the future due to the plastic failing.
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You'll need some special tools. You'll need a steering wheel puller, and you'll need a steering column spring compressor so that you can remove the snap ring that holds the broken piece captive.
The latter tool should look something like this, and it will thread onto where the steering wheel's nut goes, so make sure the one you buy has both Imperial and Metric adapters.
https://www.grainger.com/product/2Z...0519!&ef_id=WjxZLAAAAQrbXm-q:20180625183927:s

If you can't get around to it this week, you could always just disconnect the horn.
 
307 Regal

307 Regal

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buick7332

buick7332

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Oct 21, 2014
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pontiacgp

pontiacgp

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You can always use your back up till you fix the horn.....:p

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pontiacgp

pontiacgp

Canadian Prime Minister
Mar 31, 2006
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#8
Horn is fixed . I changed the spring for the horn contact and so far so good.
It's great that you came back to tell us the fix, helps the next person who has a similar issue....:)
 

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