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Loose steering wheel creating a short? no turn signal or high beems.

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Sounds to me like the main steering wheel nut has come loose causing all these problems or the teeth that fit the shaft are worn, remove the horn cover and inspect these immediatly, this is very dangerous. Let me know.

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