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Old 30-04-2020, 06:46 PM   #1
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I am trying to replace my basic steering wheel with a d ring type, fitted ok but the horn doesnít work, if I touch the wire to one of the d ring screws it beeps but if I connect to the correct screw when the ring is pressed nothing happens. Its like the screws holding the ring are live all the time >>
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Des your old steering wheel have a plastic indicator cancelling ring with a brass track, fitted in the back of the boss ?
If so, you need to transfer that to the D-ring wheel, replacing the tin Indicator cancelling ring
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No it doesn’t..
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OK, the horn itself is permanently live (when the ignition is switched On). The horn button or D ring, when pressed, makes the contact to earth the horn. We need to know more about the car, as the horn button is wired at least 3 different ways depending on Year and Specification.
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The horn worked perfectly on the old steering wheel, i have only switched them
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OK, the horn itself is permanently live (when the ignition is switched On).
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We need to know more about the car, as the horn button is wired at least 3 different ways depending on Year and Specification.
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The new wheel a d ring type, the old is a basic , horn in the middle type 1971, the wiring looks exactly the same on both, with a lead coming from the wheel not through steering column, the issue I think, is the d ring isnít connecting to the copper ring on the wheel when pressed
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Fixed...the D ring wasn’t touching the copper ring so I had to work a round it by adding some tabs to the back to complete the circuit
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