1998 GMC C1500 horn

Tiny
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  • 1998 GMC C1500
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 154,000 MILES
I recently replaced the blinker assy and in doing so I bent the copper ring inside the steering assy behind the wheel that the blinker contact pin touches after I did the install the horn would honk at a certain point when I turn the wheel. I have readjusted the copper ring and it now it sitting flush like before I did the replacement but the horn still honks when I turn how would I go about fixing it thank you
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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 AT 4:03 PM

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Tiny
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It is hard to say what is wrong without seeing it. It is grounding out somewhere when rotating. If you take the inflator(airbag) off, or away from the wheel, does it still happen? The only thing I can suggest is replacing the contact ring. That may or may not correct it, I don't know if it is assembled correctly.
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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 AT 11:30 PM
Tiny
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Well im not really a chevy/gmc person (subaru) but I will take it apart and see what I can find out
i will also add some pictures
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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 AT 9:50 PM
Tiny
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Sounds good, let me know the progress. Try it with the airbag off and see if it still acts up though.
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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 AT 10:00 PM
Tiny
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Here are some pics


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/474780_IMG_0761_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/474780_IMG_0765_1.jpg

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 AT 6:23 PM
Tiny
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Everything looks fine there, is there something you are trying to illustrate. Does the horn blow with the system in that state you have there?
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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 AT 11:40 PM
Tiny
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Yes still blows when you turn the wheel
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Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 AT 3:31 AM
Tiny
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It is shorting to ground further in. If you take the plastic slug out(with the two red wires)of contact, and it still does it, then it is not the steering wheel. It could possibly be the lock plate. If you remove the wheel, and SIR coil, loosely reinstall the wheel and see if it still does it. Then remove the lockplate, and the contact ring and see if it still does it.
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Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 AT 11:38 PM

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