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    Recently replaced the turn signal switch and cancelling cam and found lost wires on my 81 CJ7. Everything works again - except the horn. I can stick a jumper wire in the cancelling cam where the contact pin goes, and short it to the wheel, and the horn works. Now I have no clue what's supposed to be above the lock plate cover. Everything below it is original design. The PO installed some Grant parts above the cover, but doesn't look correct and I can't see how they would work anyway. I bought a horn button off this site thinking it had a magic push button on it, but wrong again. What am I missing and where can I get the parts? Thanks.

  • #2
    i've got the same problem man...i've tried e-mailing some of the jeep junkyards around but haven't recieved any replies...and yea, it sucks not having a horn...how can i get my road rage on without a horn?.?.?

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    • #3
      It has been many years since I put my Grant steering wheel on. I think I got a horn kit from them also when I ordered the wheel.

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      • #4
        this help any
        http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...s/101_0138.jpg
        http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...s/101_0137.jpg

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        • #5
          I lost some pieces early on that made my horn work. But in order for it to pass inspections I had to make it work. So I played around with it and was able to figure out the it was a simple circuit that made the horn work. When you pushed the horn button you were basically connecting a ground. I took a piece of wire an started touching different pieces of metal together until i heard the horn blow. (It's been a while so I don't remember exactly what the results were... but I know it wasn't hard to figure out.) So I soldered a piece of wire to each of the contact points, then I bought a "horn button" (I think I bought it from Napa) that I was able to strap to one of the spokes of the steering wheel. One wire went to one post on the horn button and the other wire with to the other. Worked fine.

          However a few months ago I replaced my steering wheel with a Grant steering wheel and bought the install kit too. It came with instructions and it was easy to install and the horn works fine on it too. This was actually a better solution and it looks much better too.

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          • #6
            my Grant wheel came with a sticker. It has metal on one side and sticky crap on the other. It has holes for the main-nut and wire from the column. I think the solder idea would work, but absent a solder iron find a sticker like this one.

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            • #7
              sounds like the horn button and some solder is all i really need...i'll be laying on the horn again soon...thanks

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              • #8
                Ended up sticking a stiff wire into the contact pin hole, and tie-wapping the wire to the nut and spokes. Goes 'beep' when I touch the other end of the wire to the steering wheel. It'll pass inspection. After that, who cares? I'll just keep looking for the parts, or to be more honest, blow it off and put the wire back on next year.

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