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Hey all;

I have been trying to track-down an apparent short in my car's horns. So
far, I've
disassembled the steering column, checked out the horn ring and
purple/black
wire from the ring to the harness and find that it's not broken,
pinched, or chafed.
I have disconnected the purple/black wire from the W1 on the relay
because when
I touch it to the terminal the horn beeps!! From the horn relay, I have
followed the
purple/yellow wires' path to the horns, but see no connections there
amiss.....

Do these horns ever get internal shorts somehow? All grounds appear to
be in order.

Any insights/suggestions would be *greatly* appreciated....!!

Dave Friedlander
'74 Six w/A-OD and TBI
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Do you have any play in the steering wheel, sometimes when the bushings wear the shaft can ground on housing causing horn to honk when turning.

Lou
72 Pimento
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Hey all;

I have been trying to track-down an apparent short in my car's horns. So
far, I've
disassembled the steering column, checked out the horn ring and
purple/black
wire from the ring to the harness and find that it's not broken,
pinched, or chafed.
I have disconnected the purple/black wire from the W1 on the relay
because when
I touch it to the terminal the horn beeps!! From the horn relay, I have
followed the
purple/yellow wires' path to the horns, but see no connections there
amiss.....

Do these horns ever get internal shorts somehow? All grounds appear to
be in order.

Any insights/suggestions would be *greatly* appreciated....!!

Dave Friedlander
'74 Six w/A-OD and TBI
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Dave,
Based on the 74 schemetic, the purple/black is coming from the button and
should be connected to W2. If it has ground all the time, it's shorted out, as
the horn-push should send ground to this wire. The purple wire should be
connected to W1 & C2, sending 12v to the relay, and the purple/yellow connects
to C1 sending 12v to the horns when the relay trips.

Alot of us probably have the worn column bushings that cause the horn to beep
when you're pushing hard on the wheel. Like someone said, it grounds out and
then sends ground down the purple/black wire.

good luck,
Sloane :)


> Hey all;
>
> I have been trying to track-down an apparent short in my car's horns. So
> far, I've
> disassembled the steering column, checked out the horn ring and
> purple/black
> wire from the ring to the harness and find that it's not broken,
> pinched, or chafed.
> I have disconnected the purple/black wire from the W1 on the relay
> because when
> I touch it to the terminal the horn beeps!! From the horn relay, I have
> followed the
> purple/yellow wires' path to the horns, but see no connections there
> amiss.....
>
> Do these horns ever get internal shorts somehow? All grounds appear to
> be in order.
>
> Any insights/suggestions would be *greatly* appreciated....!!
>
> Dave Friedlander
> '74 Six w/A-OD and TBI
> _______________________________________________
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Do you have an aftermarket steering wheel? My motolita would ground on the disk, esp during autocrosses. I bought a sheet of plastic material from Tap Plastics here in the Bay Area and made a disk/washer out of it to go between the back of the steering wheel and the disk. The disk is not exactly round and centered, so the washer I created corrected for this and doesn't allow contact any more. It was a simple solution to a very aggravating problem.
Andy
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Dave,
Based on the 74 schemetic, the purple/black is coming from the button and
should be connected to W2. If it has ground all the time, it's shorted out, as
the horn-push should send ground to this wire. The purple wire should be
connected to W1 & C2, sending 12v to the relay, and the purple/yellow connects
to C1 sending 12v to the horns when the relay trips.

Alot of us probably have the worn column bushings that cause the horn to beep
when you're pushing hard on the wheel. Like someone said, it grounds out and
then sends ground down the purple/black wire.

good luck,
Sloane :)


> Hey all;
>
> I have been trying to track-down an apparent short in my car's horns. So
> far, I've
> disassembled the steering column, checked out the horn ring and
> purple/black
> wire from the ring to the harness and find that it's not broken,
> pinched, or chafed.
> I have disconnected the purple/black wire from the W1 on the relay
> because when
> I touch it to the terminal the horn beeps!! From the horn relay, I have
> followed the
> purple/yellow wires' path to the horns, but see no connections there
> amiss.....
>
> Do these horns ever get internal shorts somehow? All grounds appear to
> be in order.
>
> Any insights/suggestions would be *greatly* appreciated....!!
>
> Dave Friedlander
> '74 Six w/A-OD and TBI
> _______________________________________________
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