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Still no horn or turning signals on my '81... (1/5)
 5/14/23 7:35am
roadbiker
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Powder Springs, GA - USA

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1981 2-tone Claret. 4spd transmission, cloth interior, Gymkanna suspension, Glass T-Tops, A/C, Alloy Wheels, 28,000 original miles, prize-winning car in new condition.


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I checked the light bulbs on all four corners and they all work: brake lights, flashers, markers. I check and replaced fuses, and I thought that I replaced the relays, but the horn and turning signals still didn't work. Then I changed the switch in the steering column, which was a major PITA. Still no horn or turning signals. Any ideas?

Signed, Perplexed



|UPDATED|5/14/2023 5:35:29 AM (AZT)|/UPDATED|


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Re: Still no horn or turning signals on my '81... (2/5)
 5/15/23 10:26pm
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West Burke, VT - USA

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SOLD - "The Toy" - '70 Convertible
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Electrical "gremlins" are an absolute P.I.T.A..  I've never been good with electrical things so very frustrating when I have to try and sort them out.  All I can add is to say is to chase as many of the connections, connectors and even the wires as you can to make sure they are solid and, good luck...!!!



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Re: Still no horn or turning signals on my '81... (3/5)
 5/17/23 1:31pm
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Hernando, FL - USA

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I had an 81 and the horns didn’t work 12 v applied to each to test 

replaced defective horns, ( not Easy to do)

got Continuity to horns when pressed, but had to replace the horn relay to make it operate properly.

The original horns with toast

larry

 

 

Re: Still no horn or turning signals on my '81... (4/5)
 5/22/23 12:35pm
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West Haven, CT - USA

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 Check the relay in fender well, jump the I believe green wire there if horns work that is your culprit 



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Re: Still no horn or turning signals on my '81... (5/5)
 5/22/23 12:38pm
roadbiker
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Powder Springs, GA - USA

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1981 2-tone Claret. 4spd transmission, cloth interior, Gymkanna suspension, Glass T-Tops, A/C, Alloy Wheels, 28,000 original miles, prize-winning car in new condition.


Joined: 8/5/2008
Posts: 42

Thanks! I will try that.



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