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Old 19-08-11, 18:33
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Hiya,

I had the usual grinding noise and occasional horn going off so I got a new slip ring from VW today. After fitting it and replacing the steering wheel the horn is now on permanently! There is some wear on the copper tab that forms part of the indicator stalk and connects with the steering wheel slip ring but I dont see how this can make the horn now be permanently on.

Anyone had this and/or got a solution please? Its beginning to cheese me off.
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Jamie
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Old 20-08-11, 20:57
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Well I had a fresh look today took everything off and replaced it again. Now I'm back to square one as both the new and old slip rings make the horn go off when the steering is turned. Mainly when turning right. At least it's not going off all the time. Checked for loose connections and there wasn't any. The new ring sets the horn off more easily but I guess that's down to it being in better condition and making a better contact. I'm at a loss now and have resorted to taking the horn fuse out til I work out what's wrong.
Anyone any ideas now?
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Old 21-08-11, 17:19
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Default Re: New slip ring=permanent horn...(

There are 3 screws that hold the switches on as you look at it with the wheel off.

Had one the other day screws were loose and touching the contact.

Worth a check?
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Old 21-08-11, 19:37
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Hmmm that's interesting. Having looked again at mine one of the screws is missing completely which makes me think there's been an issue before and someone's had a play before I got the van. Having checked the forum I've seen a post that says there should be a nylon washer on the steering rack spindle below the steering wheel. There isn't one on mine, so I guess I need to find out if there should be...(
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Old 23-10-11, 22:00
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Default Re: New slip ring=permanent horn...(

Finally got spare timeto look at this & touch wood it's solved. Took off the steering wheel & switches and tapped the lock washer above the spring a few times. This has had the desire effect of raising the rack slightly so the horn doesn't now sound unless I want it to. The only trouble I had was levering the rack from near the pedals as mentioned on another thread. Seemed impossible to get in. Itsworking anyway so I'll see how it goes.
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Old 23-10-11, 22:09
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What I wouldn't give for a permanent horn. It would be like being eighteen again.
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Old 24-10-11, 08:47
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Hi
Had something similar and ordered the bits from main dealers, got the nylon bush, top bearing and a new spring washer and it only came to about 8 quid.
Sorted the issue

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