Replacing a car horn switch
August 9, 2010 7:36 PM Subscribe
Help me replace, rewire, or otherwise rig the horn switch in a Dodge steering wheel.
posted by zennie to grab bag (9 answers total)
I am attempting to replace the horn pad in a Dodge Neon. The thing went wonky and started blaring on its own (some kind of short, I figure). I started out trying to find the actual part, of course, but after what I deem to be enough frustration on that front, I'd like to replace it with something else, in any way that works. (Also, this is my idea of fun.)
The horn pad
is apparently a membrane switch
. It fits in the narrow space
under the soft plastic steering wheel casing, on top of the hard plastic casing on the airbag assembly. There are a few extra millimeters of space under the decorative Dodge symbol button
(button probably can be removed).
How can I make it work? Looks don't matter much-- it could end up being a big green AskMe button for all I care. On the other hand, cost is an important factor.