Weird Horn Problem

Discussion in '1960-1966' started by Steven Hinkle, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. Steven Hinkle

    Steven Hinkle Member

    Oct 17, 2016
    I have a 66 Chevy C-10 half-ton and have developed a problem with my horn. I recently had my steering column completely rebuilt and just reinstalled it a couple days ago. When I plugged in the horn, it stayed on until I unplugged it in at the horn. Thought this was weird so I thought maybe the horn button was stuck. Not. So I went ahead and removed the entire horn button assembly (including the horn pin) from the steering wheel. I re-plugged the horn and it still honked! Next step I took was to replace the horn relay. Didn't work - still a constant honk. Thinking maybe a bad part? When I attached the negative terminal, I did get a quick clicking from the relay so I'm not sure what this means. So anyone having any thoughts about this I would really appreciate some assistance. I'm thinking maybe an aftermarket horn button but that will be the last resort. Also, the horn was acting weird before I rebuilt the column. Thanks a lot!
  2. Lakeroadster

    Lakeroadster Member

    Jan 23, 2011
    Central Colorado
    Have you checked to see if the horn wire is pinched somewhere in the column? Check the wire. I'll bet if you put a continuity tester on the end of the wire at the top of the column and then touch anything metal on the truck, the horn will blow.

    I had this same thing happen on a 1970 Nova. The wire got pinched during assembly and was grounded.

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