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v4admin
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Posted - 11 Aug 2019 :  17:25:48 Show Profile Visit v4admin's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi all

long standing issue with my horn not working, I have traced it to the steering column shaft not being earthed so hence when hitting the horn button the earth cant be passed back and hence no horn. If I use a piece of wire connected to earth and touch it on the shaft the horn then works as it should. Weird!

Any words of advice from anyone on this?

Woody
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 12 Aug 2019 :  17:31:47 Show Profile Reply with Quote
The earth wire for the horn goes through the multi-plug at the back of the column. I have had this connection fail in the past.
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v4admin
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Posted - 12 Aug 2019 :  19:14:23 Show Profile Visit v4admin's Homepage Reply with Quote
thanks woody, will check this out
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ianh
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 12 Aug 2019 :  20:26:57 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I bodged my earth by clamping a wire on the steering column above and below the fibre connector. I will check out the multi-plug tomorrow.
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v4admin
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Posted - 13 Aug 2019 :  07:16:20 Show Profile Visit v4admin's Homepage Reply with Quote
I think this is what I need to do as well to get earth to the top of the column
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v4admin
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Posted - 16 Aug 2019 :  09:33:13 Show Profile Visit v4admin's Homepage Reply with Quote
Had a bit of time to have a good look and the shaft looses the earth after the fibre coupling at the bottom of the shaft near the pedals. I guess the rivets that go through have corroded hence the issue. Best alternative I can see is to somehow attach a wire that links across this coupling - heath robinson here I come!
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chris steeden
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 16 Aug 2019 :  14:31:20 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Any chance of threading another wire down the spindle shaft and out of the bottom for the earth and then leave a bit of play wrapped around for steering wheel turning just like the horn earth feed?
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v4admin
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Posted - 16 Aug 2019 :  14:55:13 Show Profile Visit v4admin's Homepage Reply with Quote
doubt it really, probably easier going the other way I think
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