Horn shocking me!

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  1. bondora68

    bondora68 Veteran Member

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    Hi friends,
    My 75 Camaro Type LT is all original. The horn was not working so I replaced the horn unit (it tested bad) and replaced the horn button kit at the steering wheel. Now the horn blows continuously and shocks me if I touch any metal part in the steering wheel. If I disconnect the horn (under the hood) the battery drains. The only solution I have found is to remove the metal plate under the horn button but now I have no working horn.... Anyone know whats going on?
     
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    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Sounds like it's not assembled correctly. Plenty of info via Google, here's a diagram on NastyZ. http://nastyz28.com/tech/e-horn.jpg

    BTW, I've never been shocked by 12 volts from the battery, coil and condenser have bitten me several times.
     
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    Not making fun of your problem, bondora68. Just an excuse to play some vintage Ace Frehley "Shock Me".

     
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    I was shocked with my horn.
    it sounded wimpy I expected more from it.
     
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    Yes, I'm talking a real shock. From 12 v! The kind that makes you jerk your hand away fast..
     
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    Ignition switch on your column? Do you get a shock if you put a key into the lock cylinder? I'm just throwing some stuff out there.
     
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    grzewnicki Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I might check the relay.
     
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    No shock from newly replaced ignition switch....
     
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    Where is the horn relay located?
     
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    It's possible the horn kit you received has the wrong plastic part with the three raised mounts, not sure what it is called but it acts like an insulator. The three standoffs may be too short which will result in the horn continuously blowing. Another possibility is the insulator for the spring loaded pin is faulty and grounding the unit.
     

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