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Horn help

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CraigG, Sep 18, 2001.

  1. CraigG

    CraigG Registered Member

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    How does the horn work in the steering column? Should there be a wire on the other side of the flexable plate that is on top of the steering wheel? I have six wires coming out of my column (automatic), and I assume the green one is the horn. It just seems like everything is there but it just doesn't work. Anyone?

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    Craig G
     
  2. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    there are some things that you should check first. try putting power dirrectly to the horn if you hear the honk then go to the relay.
    the relay is under the dash, beside the steering colum. i think it is the green wire, well ground it and you should hear the horn go off. if you don't then your horn relay may be bad. if it does then go to your horn switch at the steering wheel.
    clean some of the surface rust off. make sure it makes a good ground when you push the button.

    those are the basic steps i would take,

    ARQ.

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  3. CraigG

    CraigG Registered Member

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    If I take that flexy plate off, should I see a wire or button coming through?

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    Craig G
     
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    arq 1/2 ton status

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    a button.

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    CraigG Registered Member

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    Thanx man, Looks like I need to take the wheel off and do some wire yankin', and put in a button.
    Thanx,
    CraigG
     
  6. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Don't overlook the easy stuff.
    Check the fuse box to make sure the fuse isn't blown.
    Check the horn connections.
    Check the horn relay
    ... My dad pulled his dash all apart trying to follow the wires and find out what was wrong with his horn. I pulled out the relay only to find it was burned up pretty good. I could visually tell the relay was burned and no good.
    My 2 cents.
     

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