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Old 01-13-2014, 08:33 PM
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49 chev steering wheel button help

I can get it to spin right and left.
Can't get it off, does it need a pry bar?
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I've searched how to pull the steering shaft but,
they don't start at 101.
Not even at the manual. Don't want to screw it up.
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You mean the horn button? I've done a 48 & 52 truck and the horn button has fingers on it and it just pops off, if i remember right. The steering wheel itself is held with a nut and you'll need a puller, it isn't all that tight.
I don't remember the horn button being round, kinda flat on the bottom, but that may be the difference between trucks and cars.
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Don't EVER use anything like a screw driver or ANYTHING to remove a horn button from a vintage wheel. They ALL come off very easily and even the tiny bit of prying will likely crack or break the hardened plastic.

My Rambler has a small set screw in the wheel that has to be loosened up but even then the button needs to be rotated to remove.

Some are held in with a simple spring like clamp all the way around with little fingers that are grabbing it, all you do is pull it off. But what ever, DO NOT use any kind of tool to pry it.

On the wheel off the column, many old cars don't have a place to put a puller, like my Rambler. On those if you loosen the nut up very loose then with your feet down on the floor boards pull up on the wheel as hard as ou can twisting it side to side it will come loose.

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this is the wheel

I'm fairly sure this is a dust cap since it has a horn ring.
It's probably pot metal, don't want to damage it.
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update

The inside of the opening had been painted,
made it a tight fit.
Turning it left made it tighter, so I turned it right.
There is a notch on top and a tab on the cap,
spin it 180* to remove.
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