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Old 08-10-2007, 05:01 PM
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1955 Chevy horn

i purchased a 1955 Chevy last week. the 55 has a Grant steering wheel and an Ididit steering column. The first owner of the 55 never setup a horn on the car. I purchased a horn/relay kit, how do I wire it up ?
There is a wire from the horn button down into the steering column, that is all I know about that.

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i purchased a 1955 Chevy last week. the 55 has a Grant steering wheel and an Ididit steering column. The first owner of the 55 never setup a horn on the car. I purchased a horn/relay kit, how do I wire it up ?
There is a wire from the horn button down into the steering column, that is all I know about that.

Thanks, My55

Doc here,

Traditionally, A horn will wire like this:

The horn button wire down to the relay coil ground # 85...

Relay power from any Fused (about an amp..) BATT source..terminal #86

Power from a fuse link and the battery to the relay CONTACT # 87, use a 10 gauge wire here..

Horn output wire goes to Relay CONTACT # 30 , use a 10 gauge wire here..

Relay contact 87a is not used for this application.

That's it...simple as pie!

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Is there a way to tell if the wire from the horn button, is really wired up and is coming out of the steering column ?
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Is there a way to tell if the wire from the horn button, is really wired up and is coming out of the steering column ?

Doc here,

Get out your DVOM, set it for Ohms, ground one probe to the column and the other to the wire..it should read infinite until you push the button..then "000"..It's connected.

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An Ididit column uses a GM turn switch.
The black wire in the TS connector should be the horn wire.
This is the wire to check for grounding when the horn button is pushed.

Might want to check continuity from the exising horn relay (is there one?) to the switch connector and on up into the switch.
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this will help alot

go to this link. it is my understanding that all from 1954 to 1958 same thing. skhttp://www.1953chevrolet.com/1953_Chevrolet_Techinfo.htmip47
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