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Reassemble horn pressure switch in steering wheel

Spring & contact for the horn

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Ive had this issue and found its so much easier to go to the junk yard or dealer and get a new airbag/horn switch and just replace it. Very important. when changing these always unplug you battery or the air bag and go off and mess your day up.

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have you checked that the horn relay has not failed ? should be in the fuse panel under the dash or located in the fuse panel in the engine compartment near the battery.

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first check for power at horn.

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Start by having someone press the horn while you feel the relay with your finger. If the relay clicks when the horn is pressed then the switch is working properly and your problem is between the relay and horn assembly.

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Hello! Let me be sure I understand you correctly...First of all...The steering wheel does not need to be removed to change the Ignition Switch...Just the steering column...It sounds like you have removed the steering column; Correct?...The Steering shaft is designed to collapse...When re-installing the Steering column you have to pull the shaft up and into the column to depress the shaft lock plate...Once you pull up the shaft (not easy) the column can be re-assembled...Gm saw fit not to include photos of steering column removal...See photo of Ignition and Dimmer switch...



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replace horns and buttons on wheel

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