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Offline Jurjen

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Re: Steering wheel swap and horn problems
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2009, 10:14:14 AM »
It didn't work this morning :'(.
So I went home to "repair" it.
Got al my tools out and was ready to tear the complete steering column to parts.
I wired the grey wire on the horn relay directly to ground and the horn sounded, so the relay was OK.
Then I tried the horn button, and guess: that worked too ??? ??? ???.
So I went to the inspection and they filled in the paperwork (they did the other testing yesterday already) and was out in five minutes.
I'm good for another year!
Tonite I re-crimped the spade connectors on the relay and put a little WD40 on them.
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Re: Steering wheel swap and horn problems
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2009, 10:22:56 AM »
Your Eagle was just having fun with you.  Good to hear it is good.
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Re: Steering wheel swap and horn problems
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2009, 10:31:14 AM »
Strange thing is, it did exactly the same thing last year.
It must have a mind of it's own.
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Re: Steering wheel swap and horn problems
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2009, 10:34:56 AM »
So not only do elephants have good memory's, appears Eagles do too.  In my old '61 Rambler we finally had to install one of those dash board push buttons (you can still get them) since we never good the horn button to work at 100%.
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Re: Steering wheel swap and horn problems
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2009, 01:28:21 PM »
Hey guys!
   The timing of this topic is wierd.  I JUST replaced my blue corporate steering wheel with a nice perforated leather sport wheel. (Almost amazingly a "near" perfect match to my blue Eagle interior!)  Anyway, all I had to do was take out the wire from the spring that was already in the column, bought a new horn contact repair kit from Napa ($4.99 part number BK7352822) and trim the new contact piece (it's aluminum) and also make sure you don't forget the nylon ring around it, otherwise the contact touches the spring.   Also, make sure that you have the horn spring piece (the FLAT looking round piece that makes contact with the horn contact facing the RIGHT direction!  It is ever so slightly bowed in one direction.  IIt must face OUT AWAY from the steering column, so that when you press the center section it "buckles" inward (sort of like the lid on a jar of jam).  It could be a simple as you might have that one piece facing the wrong way! Then screw on your steering wheel center with the green ring (with the three screws) and you should be good to go!   Hope this works for you!  :)
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Re: Steering wheel swap and horn problems
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2009, 01:36:09 PM »
Good job, you need an egg!
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Re: Steering wheel swap and horn problems
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2009, 01:41:47 PM »
Wow!  Cool!  Thank you!!   :)  :)
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Re: Steering wheel swap and horn problems
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2011, 10:55:55 AM »
See my older posts here. Summary: horn works whole year, but stops working for the yearly inspection.

Guess what: I drove to the test station and the horn was not working again.
The test guy knows my Eagle by now so I asked him, please do the test but note that the horn is not working.

So I got back there tonight and guess what: the Eagle passed the test and the horn was working fine.

This car is having fun with me.
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Re: Steering wheel swap and horn problems
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2011, 06:07:57 PM »
I want to know if El Matador figured it out, and fixed it. 

Could you chime in here EM, and let us know what happened? 
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Re: Steering wheel swap and horn problems
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2011, 09:11:48 PM »
No, I never did figure it out in either case.

The first time, with the Matador, I just switched back to the original wheel.  The second time, with the Eagle, I unplugged the horn relay and left it without a horn.  Duane has that car now, I don't know if he did anything further with it.
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