Horn Lead Wire

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    Does anyone know what horn lead wire is used on the Camaro steering column or better yet a part number. It is a 79 non tilt column. EDIT: trying to make this work with a Grant Steering wheel.

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    Well was hoping for a response. But {crickets}
     
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    According to my Haynes manual... It should be a black, 20 ga. wire.
    (Circuit # 28 at the column connection.)

    The connection at the horn button is a ground.
    It completes a circuit to trigger the horn relay.

    I was able to make it work with a Grant wheel but it's been several years since I've had the steering wheel off.

    I know I was able to fit a window crank emblem into the center of the wheel. (IIRC, I had to dremel a little notch in the edge to make it fit.)
    I used a piece of spiral notebook wire to fabricate a spring under the button.
     
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    Thanks Terry the 20 ga. wire hopefully points me in the right direction as to what part to get to try and get this to work. I know some of the older columns used a pin that stuck up rather than the wire with a brass end going into the column.
     
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    Did your horn work before you pulled the wheel?
    There's supposed to be a little contact piece inside the spring and the notch on the insulator (green piece) is used to lock it in place.
     
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    No. it's the contact piece that i am missing so i am not sure still as to what works. saw the Dorman replacement "long wire" but is not listed a a replacement for the Camaro and the GoodMark but is a pin rather than a wire.
     
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    I can see the spring.... I think you're missing the two pieces on the left side of this pic.

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    ok makes sense. yes the two pieces on the left are missing or should i say the collar looks right. I would assume i could solder the ground wire to the contact pin the attach it to the retainer ring under the horn cap?
     
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    Is the wiring missing through the spring?

    It should have a little brass button on the end of it for the spring to make contact. (I think.)
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    Here's a video of someone who fashioned a circuit for a Grant wheel.

    The first part of the video might help. (I think he bypassed the horn relay in the second part.)

     
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    Looks more like i need to connect to the retainer. The black collar looks too long sure it could be cut down to size.
     

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