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    2nd Gen Horn Button removal

    How does it come off without damage ? My ocd tells me to straighten out my steering wheel.
    Anyone have a pic of what it looks like behind there?
    Thanks !!!Click image for larger version. 

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    Floyd The pic kind of shows you the ring the horn button push on to. there is a rubber ring that goes around horn button that locks on metal ring.
    You can just pull it off by liting bottom up & pulling it out. Can you trun horn button ??(does your horn work??.(you might want to unplug it , or fuse) I'll get more pics if you need them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAVAGE View Post
    I must be a little dense, still can't see what holds the button in place. Does it just pry off ? Any magic lock ring or clip ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAVAGE View Post
    Floyd The pic kind of shows you the ring the horn button push on to. there is a rubber ring that goes around horn button that locks on metal ring.
    You can just pull it off by liting bottom up & pulling it out. Can you trun horn button ??(does your horn work??.(you might want to unplug it , or fuse) I'll get more pics if you need them.
    Got it, thanks !!! Yes, horn works and button spins easily. Maybe I spray some silicone in there to help it come off easier. I'll disconnect the battery first

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd View Post
    Got it, thanks !!! Yes, horn works and button spins easily. Maybe I spray some silicone in there to help it come off easier. I'll disconnect the battery first
    Ok, got it off, it took a fair bit of force. Things may not rust here out west but rubber sure gets rock hard with time. Soaking it in some AT-205 rubber conditioner

    Thanks again

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    Yea the rubber does dry out bad. Yours has probably been on there since New??
    You can get new ones , the same as what they used on many years of Chevy pickups
    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAVAGE View Post
    The button comes straight off. Only the rubber holds it on. Twist and pull. Avoid prying as you may chip the edge of the steering wheel near the button. If you do have to pry, make sure you have a wide flat surface like a putty knife against the steering wheel part, then pry between the putty knife and the horn button. As Tom's picture clearly shows, it's helpful to have some Taster's Choice coffee, vitamin C, a Tootsie Pop and some other mystery blue bottle ingredient handy. Also, don't worry about removing one of the heater control knobs. ;>).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAVAGE View Post
    Yea the rubber does dry out bad. Yours has probably been on there since New??
    You can get new ones , the same as what they used on many years of Chevy pickups
    Bought a new one for 8 bucks on ebay. Installed the other day, worked great, thanks for the tip !

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