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Need to know how I could connect, the horn directional signal switches on the steering column of 1951 170Da.Mercedes, to 12volt car battery, used to go through the steering column to wafer to steering box, the new steering column is 1990 300E M.B and and steering column is just two knuckle and two rods (typical Street Rod)

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  • Ned19 Oct 05, 2010

    The suggestion by Alrael to locate on dash doesn't solve my problem I wanted to be able use original 1951 170Da switches on steering column.
    Can provide the picture of 170Da's wafer mechanism so I could simulated this mechanism with 300E steering box. I wanted to build small low power FM transmitter with 3 input AND gate on front of this transmitter to connect to left,right & horn and FM receiver which is tuned to this transmitter next to fuse box connected to turn signal and horn but I haven't figure out how power up the transmitter with 12volt car battery yet.

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I am not real sure what you are asking. Are you wanting to put a steering column in a 1951 into a 1990?

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Because of the street rod configuration you can't install the original switches on the new column - you will have to attach them directly to the dash: the horn will be a simple press button and the turn signal switch lever will stick out perpendicularly on the dash (the same setup as in older Citroens)
Yes, they will work directly connected to a 12 volt battery but you don't have to do that. All you need to do is to modify the wiring - take the wires from the old column all the way to the steering box and route them to the new location of the switches. Just make sure the horn switch has a good ground(the horn sounds when the worn wire is connected to the ground)

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  • Azrael SRL Oct 05, 2010

    What you wan to do is doable, but extremely complicated. The only way in which you could power the FM transmitter is to pierce a hole in the casing of the steering column and then pull a power wire up and around the steering shaft up to the emitter. Make sure that at both ends there is enough loose wire (in case its caught up by the shaft) and it's a good quality ene.

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