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Unread 05-20-2006, 12:00 PM   #1
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Removed horn pad and the 3 screws underneath the horn pad - help

I removed the horn pad and the 3 screws holding on the green plastic circle and 2 metal discs... I put them back together the same way and the horn goes off constantly. There is only a little push button underneath everything for the horn, and when I screw everything down it pushes the button down and there is no gap to push down to sound the horn. Is there a spring I am missing? I didn't see anything fly out. Anyone who can take a pic of their stock steering wheel with the horn pad removed would be great... or better yet, step by step instructions on re-assembling the part below the horn pad.

From bottom to top I have:

1. Flat metal disc
2. Round cup-like metal disc
3. Green plastic circle, and then three phillips screws holding all 3 in.

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Unread 05-20-2006, 12:10 PM   #2
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You may have the metal piece upside down. I did that when I had mine off. The rounded part of the metal ring should come towards you, not towards the steering column. Check to see if that works. I think I am describing it correct....
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I've got one of those GT steering wheels and there is a spring that is simply taped to the button. Pushing the button connects the circuit to sound the horn. (Well, at least it use to do that for me....)
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Unread 05-20-2006, 03:20 PM   #4
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The flat metal disc is the "spring". It sounds like you have it upside down, tear down and flip it over. Did the same thing when I replaced my turn signal switch.
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Unread 05-20-2006, 05:48 PM   #5
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The flat metal disc is the "spring". It sounds like you have it upside down, tear down and flip it over. Did the same thing when I replaced my turn signal switch.
Thanks much, I thought I tryed every combination I could think of except that

Works great now. Now I am all set to surprise my dad with a new black leather wrapped steering wheel and black horn pad (along with a whole new black interior).

Thanks again guys
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