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    horn / steering column grounding issues

    Im in the last stages of rebuilding my car and realised the horn didnt work. I think I have worked out that it should ground through the steering column but when I check with a multimeter the steering column has no ground.

    Does anyone know where the steering column grounds to so I can get all horny.


    thanks in advance

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    the bolts that fasten the column to the chassis.
    the actual horn unit grounds through where it mounts too, so if you have loads of paint it wont form a good ground.

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    Is that the bolts under the dash or is it in the engine bay

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    For anyone else looking at this later. The steering column grounds through the two bolts under the dash the attaches the column to a heavy metal bar that runs across the car under the dash.

    Im not sure why but when I checked for continuity tonight I got a ground through the steering column. I think theres a clear coating on the column which was was giving me issues last night but when i checked against the threads tonight rather than the end I got a good ground. This then grounds the metal frame of the steering wheel which the horn buttin is pressed against.

    I still didnt get the horn working. Checking further down the line I have found that my brand new horns dont work but at least Im now getting 12v to them when the horn button is pressed.

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