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I have a grant aftermarket steering wheel on my wagon. The horn works fine when I need it but it also goes off from time to time, on its own when I turn the steering wheel. I removed the grant horn button and disconnected the 2 contact wires for the horn in there and taped off the horn clips on the 2 wires. It still goes off from time to time when I turn the steering wheel. So frustrating and embarrasing. HELP Please!
 

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The horn wire must be grounding somewhere or being pinched as your turning the steering wheel, if you have original column wiring there should be a green connector at the bottom of your column which is for the horn.
 

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The OEM color for the wire where it exits the column is tan/ brown. But, some of the repos sold do have green wires. You can see the wire in this photo, it is the bottom wire in the retaining clip.

The problem could also be that your steering column upper bearing which also has the horn contact and wire is bad. When you turn the wheel, is there any up and down or side to side play? I had this problem on a previous Tri-Five that I owned.

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The horn wire must be grounding somewhere or being pinched as your turning the steering wheel, if you have original column wiring there should be a green connector at the bottom of your column which is for the horn.
The OEM color for the wire where it exits the column is tan/ brown. But, some of the repos sold do have green wires. You can see the wire in this photo, it is the bottom wire in the retaining clip.

The problem could also be that your steering column upper bearing which also has the horn contact and wire is bad. When you turn the wheel, is there any up and down or side to side play? I had this problem on a previous Tri-Five that I owned.

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The OEM color for the wire where it exits the column is tan/ brown. But, some of the repos sold do have green wires. You can see the wire in this photo, it is the bottom wire in the retaining clip.

The problem could also be that your steering column upper bearing which also has the horn contact and wire is bad. When you turn the wheel, is there any up and down or side to side play? I had this problem on a previous Tri-Five that I owned.

Steve

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The OEM color for the wire where it exits the column is tan/ brown. But, some of the repos sold do have green wires. You can see the wire in this photo, it is the bottom wire in the retaining clip.

The problem could also be that your steering column upper bearing which also has the horn contact and wire is bad. When you turn the wheel, is there any up and down or side to side play? I had this problem on a previous Tri-Five that I owned.

Steve

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The OEM color for the wire where it exits the column is tan/ brown. But, some of the repos sold do have green wires. You can see the wire in this photo, it is the bottom wire in the retaining clip.

The problem could also be that your steering column upper bearing which also has the horn contact and wire is bad. When you turn the wheel, is there any up and down or side to side play? I had this problem on a previous Tri-Five that I owned.

Steve

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Thanks Steve I think I may have found my issue. The brass ring at the top of my steering column has worn down to the plastic ring behind it. I am assuming when turning the wheel the little horn plunger button is hooking on the defect causing the horn to your thoughts?
 

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The OEM color for the wire where it exits the column is tan/ brown. But, some of the repos sold do have green wires. You can see the wire in this photo, it is the bottom wire in the retaining clip.

The problem could also be that your steering column upper bearing which also has the horn contact and wire is bad. When you turn the wheel, is there any up and down or side to side play? I had this problem on a previous Tri-Five that I owned.

Steve

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Thanks Steve I think I may have found my issue. The brass ring at the top of my steering column has worn down to the plastic ring behind it. I am assuming when turning the wheel the little horn plunger button is hooking on the defect causing the horn to your thoughts?
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The OEM color for the wire where it exits the column is tan/ brown. But, some of the repos sold do have green wires. You can see the wire in this photo, it is the bottom wire in the retaining clip.

The problem could also be that your steering column upper bearing which also has the horn contact and wire is bad. When you turn the wheel, is there any up and down or side to side play? I had this problem on a previous Tri-Five that I owned.

Steve

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Thanks Steve I think I may have found my issue. The brass ring at the top of my steering column has worn down to the plastic ring behind it. I am assuming when turning the wheel the little horn plunger button is hooking on the defect causing the horn to your thoughts?
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You were right on the money about the steering column upper bearing Steve. Well done and thank you very much.
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I would say that the upper bearing is definately your problem. These bearings are readily available on E-Bay. The new repos are much better than in earlier years (which were mostly plastic), and are built just like the originals were. Here is a link to a good one.


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I would say that the upper bearing is definately your problem. These bearings are readily available on E-Bay. The new repos are much better than in earlier years (which were mostly plastic), and are built just like the originals were. Here is a link to a good one.

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I would say that the upper bearing is definately your problem. These bearings are readily available on E-Bay. The new repos are much better than in earlier years (which were mostly plastic), and are built just like the originals were. Here is a link to a good one.


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Thanks Steve. I don't have paypal but I will find one.
 

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You do not need Paypal, a credit card will suffice. As stated in your other post, this part is Danchuck part 008. You can call them and order the part.
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