Horn button power

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  1. mywifeisawesome

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    Hi everyone. I'm looking to cut power going to my horn button at the steering wheel. When I got it back from the body shop the horn was stuck on and there were sparks coming from the column. In lieu of ripping the column apart, is there a way to cut the power to the horn button? I already disconnected the horn under the hood but there's still power to the button.
     
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    Pull the fuse?
     
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    There is a horn fuse but I can't remember if anything else is on that circuit or if it is just the horn.

    You will not need to tear apart the column. Pulling the steering wheel is sufficient to access the area of the horn ring and control switch.

    Is this an aftermarket wheel? They often do have a bit of trouble with grounding out the horn compared to a factory wheel.
     
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    No fuse, horn power is fed from circuit breaker inside headlight switch. Removing wheel does nothing to remove power being fed into column, though if the spring contacts under steering wheel are removed, that will defiantly kill the horn.

    Easiest way to kill power? Cut the yellow feed wire where it exits from column under dash. With smooth side of connector facing you, will be on far right.
     
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    You are right, I thought there is a horn fuse in the fuse block, but I just looked and there is not.

    Still need to pull that wheel and find out why there is a short to ground and fix it.
     
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    Ill have to try to cut wire, is it labeled Tom? Im also going to take wheel off. Thanks everyone. Ill keep u updated.
     
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    What steering wheel are you running? As Acornridge mentioned, the aftermarket stuff is finicky. Had a 67 Firebird that I all but gave up on having a horn because of this very reason.
     
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    It is a Grant wheel. I was thinking of just running a button on dash.
     
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    RMiller My name is Rick Supporting Member

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    I don't blame you, our bird had a grant wheel and I couldn't get that POS to work right to save my life. It would do like what you are saying, you'd get some arcing at the horn button and random or constant horn blasts.
     
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    If you are going to use a dash mounted button, that'll require finding the horn feed from column as well. Later today I'll try to snap a pict of the connector that has the wiring.
     
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    OK, thank you Tom.
     
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    The power is the yellow wire at top of pict(green with red hash in dash harness.

    The feed to horn is the dark blue wire next to the ones already mentioned.

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    Wow, thanks Tom.
     
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    Why would you butcher the car by cutting wires? Just tape up the contacts on end of the wires and put some heatshrink tubing over it.
     
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    I found the connector like that under my column, left side, but mine is tan
     

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