Re: [DML] Help w/horn - wiring inside steering column?
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Re: [DML] Help w/horn - wiring inside steering column?


Time for me to jump in.

The same exact thing happened to my horn. One of the wires broke off
up in the steering column. I can not for the life of me figure out how
to get the column apart enough to solder it back on. It came from deep
within there.

I forget which color it was, unfortunately, but I'm guessing you have
the same problem. If anyone knows how to get to the point in the
steering column where those wires are soldered - that information
should allow us both to fix our horns.


On 7/27/05, Derek <derek.grozio@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> So after fixing a bunch of electrical issues with the car, I am one step away from passing
> inspection. My horn does not work, and I have tested both horns for power through the wire
> when the button is pressed, and had no luck. So, after taking a tip from a fellow owner to
> check out the wiring in my wheel to fix the broken horn, I traced the horn wires through the
> car. The purple/black wire leaves the steering column, goes through the firewall, hits the first
> horn on the drivers side, and proceeds to the passenger side horn where it terminates. This
> wire is (-). I disassembled the horn button and found the two prongs. I tested both, and
> neither had power. I jumped a constant power wire onto the top of the prongs to find that it
> is what connects to the purple/black wire, and makes the horn go 'beep'. So, the horns work,
> but for some reason I have no power to the lower of the two prongs of the horn button,
> which would be needed to create the circuit under normal operation. Does anyone have any
> idea what color wire leads into the steering column or connects to this button? The link to the
> pic below is the disassembled steering column and I jumped the top prong of the horn
> button to the purple wire on the top of the bracket, closest to the camera. If anyone could
> help me diagnose this, please let me know, as this is the one last thing I need to pass
> inspection. Thanks.

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