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I have had some problems with getting my horn to honk. 1972 Opel GT

1st ....the wiring diagrams are different in the service manual
which one is right , color or black and white???




2nd ....I understand that the brown wire in the steering wheel
column attaches to the brass ring...but how?? Need detail
on this one, Duh doesn't compute


Thanks Jennifer


Yes I am not a mechanic, but boy am I having fun playing one
 

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the horn wiring is simple!!!! the brown wire is ground and the other is hot.... the hot wire alyways has power with the key on.... that your 12 volt test light out and connect the clip to the ground on the frame of the car and with the key on touch the probe to the hot wire... if it lights the power side of the circuit is working fine

next clip the alagator clip on the test light to the brown wire at the horns and with the key on touch the probe to the hot wire.... have someone push the horn button.... if the test probe lights all the horn wiring is working correctly and it is time to replace the horns... there about $10 each at the auto parts

if the positive wire is not getting power check the fuses.... if the negative side is not making a ground check the horn button on the steering colum.... its a simple repair


get your headlights going??

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Good wires

I checked all my wires and they were good. Must be the horns themselves, will try that next. Where did you say I could get them?? Just any auto store? Cuz the auto stores suck around here. Thanks Joe



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Carparts.com has 4 horns listed for the GT.... part # D1934
D1936 D1935 and D1939

Take your pick

i couldnt find any on autozone.com


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horns...

i went to my local pick ur part and stole some horns off a 1980's bmw. they yave that german horn sound to them and were pretty cheap like 7 a piece. they also had these rubber boots over the connectors so that they dont rust when they get wet.
 
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