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    How do I remove the horn button and light switch on a 30 A?

  • #2
    Put a yardstick through the steering wheel to keep downward pressure on the horn rod. Unsnap the bail wire off the switch and pull the switch off. press upward on the spider and remove the C clip, then the spider and spring will come off. Now you can slide the horn rod out of the steering column, if you have the top down on an open car. Everything else will need the steering to be lowered or removed.

    Disconnect the battery first of course.

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    • Mitch
      Mitch commented
      Editing a comment
      Craig be aware that at the top of the column there should be a little brass bushing that enables the horn rod and the steering wheel to turn independently of each other.

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