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  1. #1
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    Default Need to wire a horn button, 95 Silverado

    Hello, all.

    I need a Texas Inspection on the 95 Silverado but the horn has finally honked its last honk. I know the problem is in the steering column and have no intention of tearing into that. I need to wire up a separate button. Any hints?

    Back in the 70's when we needed to do something like that we would just run a wire and wrap it around one end of the glass fuse in the fusebox to get power. I know that won't work now. I don't mind running a fused line off the battery temporarily; but I don't want it to be permanent.

    Any hints? Experience?

    Thanks,
    Maury
    95 Chevy Silverado
    Beat up by hail and a faulty tow truck
    5.7L V-8
    251,000 miles


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    I have seen guys wrap a wire around the leg of a fuse and push it back in to get power temporarily. It is not the correct way to do it, but it does work.

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    thanks for the feedback. That would certainly be easier than a longer run to the battery and a separate fuse.

    Now, if anyone out there has done a horn button replacement from the steering column and just 'happens' to know what color the wires are for the horn coming out of the steering column that might help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MauryFrench View Post
    thanks for the feedback. That would certainly be easier than a longer run to the battery and a separate fuse.

    Now, if anyone out there has done a horn button replacement from the steering column and just 'happens' to know what color the wires are for the horn coming out of the steering column that might help.
    I happen to have the GM service manual and GM driveability, emissions, and electrical diagnosis manual for the 1995 C/K trucks. Here is a pic of the horn schematic. if you can't see it PM me your email address and I can send you the jpg file. that way you can zoom in on it.

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    I can see that just fine sir. You have made my weekend much easier. Thanks.

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