Series III banjo steering wheel horn.

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Re: Series III banjo steering wheel horn.

Postby fasthamster » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:14 pm

tickman wrote:
Big Al wrote:......
Horn 1.jpg

This is the diagram that I've borrowed from Moss: http://www.moss-europe.co.uk/Shop/ViewP ... rtOrder=88
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Al is the white disc metal? I assume it is to complete the circuit for the horn.
Just wondered as I need one or need to make one.


Does anyone still have the above diagram or an updated link ?
I'm at the stage of trying to work out how the older style horn push works with my existing steering column horn push assembly setup.

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I can't help you with a link or diagram but I can tell you that there is no difference between the early and late Minor 1000 steering column contact set and you can fit the earlier "banjo steering wheel and its hornpush straight on to the column of a later Minor 1000 with the plastic 2 spoke steering wheel and the horn should work in exactly the same way. I have done so on my own 1969 Minor 1000.

If for some reason part(s) of the horn contact set in the column is missing or broken, then you will have to replace them and this will mean contacting some of the various Morris Minor (or Mini) specialists who sell such parts. The Mk1 Mini uses the same set-up. If they are not available new, then somebody must have a secondhand one.

What exactly is the problem you have with your existing set-up?
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Re: Series III banjo steering wheel horn.

Postby Custard » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:59 am

Have you just been working backwards up the thread?

It seems to have lost some pictures/links broken in the later posts, but if you go all the way back to page 1 of the thread they seem to be still there in the original posts. They seem to have disappeared when someone includes the original message in the reply.

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I appreciate this is an old thread but rather than start another I thought I would ask a related question here.
I have a '65 2 door saloon and recently purchased a banjo steering wheel.
The wheel appears to fit correctly and leaving the battery connected when I attempt to fit it causes the horn to sound.
But, and here is my question when I install the horn push and tighten the grub screw the horn fails to work.
The horn push itself is intact and as it works with the centre slightly loose I don't wish to take it apart.
According to the photographs above my centre appears to be assembled correctly.
My car has the sprung centre with the wire running up the centre.
Does anyone have any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
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You say that the horn was sounding as you were fitting the wheel. If you try to tighten the centre nut with a socket, you will short out the horn contact (performing exactly the same function as the horn push) so the horn will sound. You should remove the fuse to prevent this. Assuming that you have purchased the correct hornpush and it is assembled correctly and you have fitted it correctly, then all should now work. You didn't blow the fuse when you were fitting the wheel did you? I would check that next. Or simply check to see if the interior light is working since they share the same fuse ;)
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Old English white
Thanks for the reply,I took the battery lead off when changing the wheel.
I left it off and fitted the centre, replaced the battery lead but no horn.
If I leave the horn push loose then the horn works but as soon as I tighten the grub screw to ensure the centre is tight then the horn won't work.
The centre depresses as it should do and has spring in it when tightened up.
I refitted the old wheel and all works as it should.
So in essence the horn works with the centre horn push loose but will not work with the centre tightened up.
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I managed to get it working.
I went into the garage and saw a minute spark from the grub screw, a quick check showed the screw didn't have a decent face against the wheel.
A quick clean with some wire wool and hey presto a working horn.
Thanks for the help.
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