Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
Horn Relay/Horn Contact/Grounding issues?
Okay, I'm posting this topic on this here thread because I started to wander off in this topic on an unrelated thread.
Here it is... I replaced the Horn Contact Kit and Turn signal Kit. Since doing so... My Horn Relay I believe stays on all the time. (Side note, i have no horns on my car. Previous owner took them off??? Whatever)
So... here's what i have... .If i unhook/unplug the harmonica style looking wiring connectors (horn and turn signal wires?) from the steering column, and connect the negative battery cable, nothing happens. No clicks, not a thing. Hence... battery isn't slowly draining.
Soon as i connect the harmonica looking wires... and connect the negative cable... it clicks immediately.
Here's how i've hooked up the horn contact kit; horn plunger through steering wheel. Sand the front portion of the steering wheel very well, contact ring, bushing, horn ring, triangle busing with screws. Hook up negative cable... CLICK.
Where am I going wrong?
The horn relay turns on when horn contact grounds right? Therefore completing the circuit???? I'm not sure what's happening. Maybe the plunger portion is too tall? that copper/brass looking button sticks out roughly a 1/4 inch. I'll get some pictures here in a bit.
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