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New horn on beetle

Just replaced horn on my 69 beetle.Turned on ignition and it just sounds and does not switch off.Cable that comes through steering column not even connected to horn push?

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It may not be connected, but it may be touching something in the steering column or steering wheel giving a closed circuit which makes the horn go off. This means the wire is contacting another metal surface somewhere.

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Removal & Installation
  1. If necessary, make sure you have the radio code.
  2. Place the steering wheel in the center (wheels straight ahead) position.
  3. Disarm the SRS system, as outlined in the Chassis Electrical System.
  4. Make sure the negative battery cable is disconnected.
  5. Remove the steering wheel, as outlined in this section.
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Remove the locking fluid (paint) from threaded holes of the screws (A). Loosen the two screws (A) slightly, then pull the ignition/starter switch out from steering lock housing in direction of the arrow


To install:
  1. Push the ignition/starter switch into steering lock housing.

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