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Old 01-09-2005, 06:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Some Horn Tech *Attn: Newbies*

Figured out why the horn wasn't working. The pic below is a severely worn out horn contact pin. Next to the short worn-out pin is a newer pin that illustrates how long it should be. If your horn isn't working, or only works at certin points in the wheel rotation this will probably be the culprit.



You have to pull the column plastic housing and the steering wheel. Then for ease of installation I would reccommend that you pull the four bolts that hold the wiper and turn signal assembly and then disconnect the wiring harness at the column and pull the whole assembly off the column to work on it. The reason is because there is a REALLY small "e" clip on the brass pin that you have to remove. I managed to only lose 1 during the swap. Be careful when removing or installing the clip cause the dang thing likes to fly. There is also a small clip with a wire attached that goes on the end of the brass pin (horn wire) Piece of cake. A new pin from toyota complete with spring and "e" clip runs about $5.00 at the local stealership.

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Old 01-10-2005, 08:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for posting this info!
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you. I was always curious why more horn only worked at full tilt. I think this is why. I'll take a look soon. Thanks
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Good to know, should go in the FAQ sticky. You can post it up there!!!!
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Already there old man, post 83
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Old 08-21-2006, 01:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I had the same problem. To fix it I put a dab of solder on the top of the pin to make it contact. Didnt cost a dime.
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This is on the *to do* list. haha. I ended up putting spacers (washers) underneath the contact ring to bring it closer to my worn out contact pin. Been working for over a year now.
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Good to know, should go in the FAQ sticky. You can post it up there!!!!

I knew I saw it there already (that's how I knew what to replace).
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Old 08-21-2006, 07:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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My wheel has been half torn apart for weeks, I figured it was that but the pic is a good illustration....cause mine looks like the one on the left

how much were they?

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Old 08-21-2006, 07:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
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forget the stock horn. i got tired of mine and installed a train horn from hornblasters.com. it rocks. comes with a compressor and a tank. also it is a lot of fun honking at people, especially when they cut me off or they are passing me because my truck is so slow.
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You can snag them off junkyard Toyotas also. I got 6 for 50 cents so I have extras.
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Yes I know this is an old thread, but I found it while following the newb rules by reading the FAQ.

Anyway you can also fix the worn out contact pin without much effort by slipping a spent 22LR casing over it. The thickness of the primer end of the casing extends the pin enough to make it contact the ring on the steering wheel. 5 min fix tops.

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22 cal shell casing

another way too fix this is to use a .22 cal shell casing. it will fit right over the lil brass piece but you might have to squeeze it closed a lil bit on the end to keep it in place. i have fixed 3 of my trucks this way and never had to mess with it again.
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Yes I know this is an old thread, but I found it while following the newb rules by reading the FAQ.

Anyway you can also fix the worn out contact pin without much effort by slipping a spent 22LR casing over it. The thickness of the primer end of the casing extends the pin enough to make it contact the ring on the steering wheel. 5 min fix tops.
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