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Is it possible to repair the 'slip ring' component contained in the horn button or is the only solution, replacement of the steering wheel control pad? Many thanks. R.V.

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SOURCE: 1998 Ford windstar horn wiring

There is something called a clock spring in the column that is used for the airbag, horn and cruise control buttons. This clock spring if messed with will cause a/bag light to come on and possibly cause a/bag failure if there is a collision. DON"T mess with the wiring in the column. Run new wires in to the horn or install an a/market horn.

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Replace the Clock spring. It is mounted behind steering wheel. It alows electrical connection while the wheel turns.

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SOURCE: chevy steering wheel controls

You first have to disarm and remove the air bag (unscrews with bolts from behind the steering wheel) and then you will see the screws for the switches. Only the silverado awitches will work.

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SOURCE: horn and cruise control dont work, what to do?

It is wires wound around in a circle within a plastic housing called a clockspring. The clockspring lives behind the steering wheel and connects your horn, cruise and most importantly the airbag. Usually it is the airbag that is first to quit with a light on the dash coming on.

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SOURCE: horn and cruise control dont work, what to do?

You will have to replace the entire clockspring. I highly recommend having it done at a repair shop because it involves removing the air bag which contains a small explosive device and can be dangerous to someone not trained in removing it.

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I have a 2003 Checy Malibu and the horn will not work when I hit the steering wheel.


System Description
The horn system consists of the following components:
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HORN fuse


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Horn relay


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Horn slip ring


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Horn switch


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Horn assembly


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Body Control Module (BCM)

System Operation
The vehicle horn system is activated under the following conditions:
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The horn switch is depressed.


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The body control module (BCM) commands the horns on. The BCM commands the horns on under any of the following conditions:


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When the panic button is depressed on the remote control door lock transmitter. For further information refer to
Keyless Entry System Description and Operation .


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When the keyless entry system is used to lock the vehicle, a horn chirp may sound to notify the driver that the vehicle has been locked. The notification feature may be enabled or disabled through personalization. For further information refer to Keyless Entry System Description and Operation .

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I just replaced my turn signal switch in my 82 not 84 rampage. it works fine but when I replace the steering wheel, the horn honks and won't stop.when I look at the switch, I don't know how it...


I don't have a diagram, but if I understand what you're saying, there is a copper ring at the top of the steering column, visible before you install the steering wheel. The copper pin is connected to the horn button. The intent being that when you press the horn button, it completes the ground from the steering wheel through the horn button, through the pin, to the copper ring.
If this is correct, there should be no contact between the steering wheel and the copper ring other than the pin. Check to see if there may have been a spacer (washer, etc) below the steering wheel on the steering shaft that holds it just far enough away from the copper ring so that only the copper pin makes contact.

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Horn does not work on a 1993 cutlass ciera


Try to find the horn and use a test light to try to ground out one or the other contacts. The horn should be energized at all times, as long as the battery is charged.

The horn should sound if you ground out one or the other terminal with a test light. If not, then the horn is bad.

Also, one can check the button at the steering wheel. If one uses a test light to ground out the switch there, the horn should sound.

See fig. 3 for wire for horn in steering wheel:

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

Without Air Bag
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
Disconnect the battery ground cable before removing the steering wheel. When installing a steering wheel, always make sure that the turn signal lever is in the neutral position.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. If your vehicle is equipped with controls for the radio on the steering wheel proceed as follows:




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Fig. Fig. 1: Pry out the control button assembly with a thin-bladed tool along the top of the edge, being careful not to damage the control assembly

  1. Pry out the control button assembly with a thin bladed tool along the top of the edge of the assembly.
  2. Disconnect the steering wheel control.

  1. On vehicles without the radio controls on the steering pad, take a thin-bladed tool and pry the pad off the steering wheel. On wheels with a center cap, pull off the cap.




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Fig. Fig. 2: Common steering wheel pad types

  1. After lifting the trim off, pry the horn wires from the back of the pad. On some models gently push down on the horn lead and turn left, the wire and spring will then come out of the canceling cam tower.




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Fig. Fig. 3: Carefully pry the lead wire for the horn off of the horn pad

  1. Remove the retainer ring with a pair of ring expanders, then remove the steering wheel nut.

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Where is the horn relay located on a lincoln 2002 ls v8. horn blows where alarm is press...but it will not work when i press the horn button insided the car?


If the alarm makes the horn work, then it is not the relay.
It is the horn contact or slip ring.
You need to take the cover off the steering wheel center.
But this could be dangerous due to air bags.
Disconnect battery first.
Steering wheel might have to come off.
Recommend a shop because most people don't have the tools for pulling steering wheel.

Aug 19, 2010 | 2002 Lincoln LS

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Horn fuses all good but when i push button i don't have any horn or even hear relay. this all started after i had new bushing installed in steering wheel. Could the wires behind the wheel have been cut ?


Do you mean you had new bearings put in the top of the steering wheel column ? Do you have a tilt feature or a tilt / travel feature? Regardless, yes, the wire could have been cut, but I would suspect a poor connection in the slip ring or the horn pad connector was just not connected to the connector at the slip ring when it was put back together. Do you have cruise control switches on your steering wheel ? If so , I would pull steering wheel and check the slip ring connections first.

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Horn not working


Horns have power to them all the time. When you push the horn button, you are completing a circuit by providing a Ground.


Before the horn gets it's power for the 2003 Pontaic GrandAm, the power goes through a Horn Relay. (Number 21 relay)

It may be a bad relay, horn slip ring contact button, (Located under steering wheel), or bad horn/s.

The horns are located up under the front air dam, tucked up close to the air conditioner condenser. VERY hard to get to.

Aug 31, 2009 | 2003 Pontiac Grand Am

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1992 Dodge Ram 50: Horn honks all by itself.


Check the horn actuating contact at the centre of the steering wheel. It may be damaged or mis-aligned.
Also check the carbon contact that runs on the slip ring under the steering wheel (associated with steering wheel horn actuate switch) It may be damaged or mis-aligned.

If none of the above are faulty, you should look for a possible intermittent short to ground on the horn actuation control wiring.

Jun 12, 2009 | 1992 Dodge Power Ram 50

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Horn and cruise control dont work, what to do?


You will have to replace the entire clockspring. I highly recommend having it done at a repair shop because it involves removing the air bag which contains a small explosive device and can be dangerous to someone not trained in removing it.

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Horn electrics


You have a shorted clockspring, or horn contact reel if you prefer. It is located under the horn pad in the steering wheel and is either a coiled up flat wire or some kind of rotary contact.

Where the steering wheel can be turned several turns, there is no way a normal wire could be used for the horn button, so they use either form of rotary contact.

They are prone to failure, airbags use the same system (airbag computers will detect this and shut the system off so accidental deployment is impossible).

You can take the horn pad off (usually there are a couple of screws holding it in from the bottom of the steering wheel, or sometimes if there are no screws, the horn pad is clipped in and you need to gently pry it off. After you remove the horn pad, you should be able to get a good idea on what's going on...)

If it is a clockspring, it is probably shorted and cannot really be repaired. It must be replaced. If it is some kind of other system, repairs might be possible depending on the setup.

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