Posted by Andy #38843 on June 13, 2005 at 13:29:52:
In Reply to: Posted by on June 13, 2005 at 10:37:21:
: : : Alright, I'm set to rebuild my steering column and gearbox and the horn components are missing. I have read all the diagrams I can get my hands on and I'm still unclear on how this wiring works. The maintenance manual says... "The horn wire passing through the steering tube connects to an insulated sleeve with a brush contat where the horn wire attaches to the steering column." ...what? I think I understand the switch at the horn button, but what is this brush stuff they're talking about? -thanks, Will
: : Will,
On my early 46 the steering shaft has a small punched in hole near the worm gear end. The horn wire runs down the inside of the shaft from the horn button, and exits through this small hole. The end of the wire gets soldered to a brass ring that slips over the steering shaft and is wedged down tight over an insulating sleeve. When you reassemble the column there is a window in the outer housing through which you can see the brass ring. There is a spring loaded contact that screws over this window and contacts the brass ring.