She won't blow!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

She won't blow!

Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:22 pm

THE HORN. What did you think I was talking about? Anyway, I posted this on TheSamba and received the typical "you're an idiot for asking a question" so I decided to throw it out on the more docile club site. Actually what pissed them off was my rebuttal cartoon because some of them weren't getting it. I think it pretty straight forward.

74 Westy.The horn does work with the PO installed .50 cent external horn button. I have replaced most of the steering column including the horn ring. I would like to locate the horn where it belongs, on the wheel. There is a sheathed (appears factory) set of wires that runs from battery, makes a trip through the fuse box and then feeds the horn. Coming out of this bundle is two brown and one blue wire. One brown goes to one side of the horn, the other brown to the other side of the horn. The blue wire has been cut, spliced with the aftermarket horn button and ultimately finds its way to ground. There is a brown wire coming out of the center if the steering column but has been disconnected from the horn ring, doubled over and shoved down the shaft. I dug this with out, the connector is still on and it appears to be still attached to where ever it goes because with even a fair amount of force I cannot pull the wire out.

I assume that at one time that brown wire in the column and the blue wire were married in some sort of fashion. The PO said that the OO (original owner) disconnected the horn because it would sound when you made a right turn.

Short story long, where should the brown wire that is in the column exit? Smartass, but effective, cartoon below.

avatar
71_georgia_beetle
Dub Lieutenant General

Number of posts : 1278
Age : 43
Location : Grayson, Ga
Registration date : 2008-07-22

View user profile http://www.burelphotography.com

Back to top Go down

Re: She won't blow!

Post by Hobug on Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:40 pm

If I remember right, the brown wire to the steering wheel is grounded to the column. When you push the horn ring you complete the circuit. Typically, from what I have seen, if it won't blow, the problem is with the ground wire at the steering coupler at the base of the column. Check to be sure the short jumper wire is in good shape and well connected on both ends.
avatar
Hobug
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1298
Location : Bishop GA
Registration date : 2008-07-22

View user profile http://www.athensvwclub.com

Back to top Go down

Re: She won't blow!

Post by Damn-it Don on Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:08 pm

If all that doesn't work- take your car to dinner and a movie. lol!
avatar
Damn-it Don
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1692
Age : 50
Location : Kinda like Mayberry around here
Registration date : 2008-07-25

View user profile http://airwerxart.com

Back to top Go down

Re: She won't blow!

Post by 59suicide on Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:37 pm

The best way to do it is
1: cut a hole in the box
2: put the horn in that box
3: then you open the box

the shock factor usually gets her to blow your horn :Laughing:
avatar
59suicide
Dub Crazy

Number of posts : 552
Age : 35
Location : Okinawa, Japan
Registration date : 2008-08-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: She won't blow!

Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:20 pm

Hobug wrote:If I remember right, the brown wire to the steering wheel is grounded to the column. When you push the horn ring you complete the circuit. Typically, from what I have seen, if it won't blow, the problem is with the ground wire at the steering coupler at the base of the column. Check to be sure the short jumper wire is in good shape and well connected on both ends.

So that wire that comes out of the end of the column is not complete (solid) all the way out? It connects to a jumper? Hopefully I'll learn more when I get that plate at the base of the column off. The PO glued it down...........Sweet!
avatar
71_georgia_beetle
Dub Lieutenant General

Number of posts : 1278
Age : 43
Location : Grayson, Ga
Registration date : 2008-07-22

View user profile http://www.burelphotography.com

Back to top Go down

Re: She won't blow!

Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:41 pm

I figured it out. After a fierce battle, bloody pinky finger and a broken long blade screwdriver I got that retaining ring off that secures the lower plate to the outer pole of the steering shaft. What I found is that the wire that sticks out of the end of the column (brown one) has two ends. One female that attaches to the horn ring and the other end a male that is secured to the outer cover of the steering column. Back in the day, that blue wire had a female connector on it and plugged in to the male of the brown wire completing the circuit. Result? Horn on the wheel! Beep Beep!
avatar
71_georgia_beetle
Dub Lieutenant General

Number of posts : 1278
Age : 43
Location : Grayson, Ga
Registration date : 2008-07-22

View user profile http://www.burelphotography.com

Back to top Go down

Re: She won't blow!

Post by DiggerD on Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:09 pm

Now that you have accomplished that, I dare you to fix my horn. (its so F'ed up you have to flash the brights to get it to blow)..........for real. Shocked

DD
avatar
DiggerD
Appointed Forum Smartass

Number of posts : 2522
Location : Dacula, GA
Registration date : 2009-01-18

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: She won't blow!

Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:20 am

DiggerD wrote:Now that you have accomplished that, I dare you to fix my horn. (its so F'ed up you have to flash the brights to get it to blow)..........for real. Shocked

DD
My first car was a 78 Toyota Celica and you had to turn the car to the right to get the horn to blow. Damn near run off the road honking at someone.
avatar
71_georgia_beetle
Dub Lieutenant General

Number of posts : 1278
Age : 43
Location : Grayson, Ga
Registration date : 2008-07-22

View user profile http://www.burelphotography.com

Back to top Go down

Re: She won't blow!

Post by Damn-it Don on Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:18 am

I had a car, after my first attempt at installing a wire harness, that Pulling the headlight switch engaged the starter Suspect
That was a surprise!
avatar
Damn-it Don
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1692
Age : 50
Location : Kinda like Mayberry around here
Registration date : 2008-07-25

View user profile http://airwerxart.com

Back to top Go down

Re: She won't blow!

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum