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Unread 03-14-2009, 05:17 PM   #1
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OK Guru's I am installing an aftermarket steering wheel. I would love to make the steering wheel horn button work. Any ideas? Looks like I would need to ground the steering column. Just not sure how to connect the other side of ground to the horn switch. Thanks for helping me guys, I will try and take some pics soon.

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Unread 03-14-2009, 05:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: Dash installed working on new steering wheel

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On an electric cart everything is on a 2 wire system nothing is ever grounded to the frame ..... it takes two wires to anything....Good Luck.
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Unread 03-14-2009, 09:33 PM   #3
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?Doesn't the horn button have a hot wire from pos.on battery in one side & out the other just like any other switch? Hot wire out goes to the horn wire/terminal then GROUND THE HORN direct to neg. on battery.
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Unread 03-14-2009, 09:56 PM   #4
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The way to wire a horn on an electric cart is pick one Pos or Neg goes directly to the horn and the other lead goes to the button. It gets interrupted or switched and then it goes on to the horn....As simple as pie
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Horn buttons "in the steering wheel", usually use the GROUND side to turn the horn on, while the horn is always connected to a hot wire.

So, by completing the ground circuit through the horn button itself, when making contact with the ground, the horn blows.

HOWEVER......... Pay close attention........... Golf carts can not use the chassis ground!

Make sure your horn has 2 wire connections on it and the horn button in the steering wheel is totaly isolated from chassis ground or has 2 leads on it too. (as indicated in Scotty's post)

Hope this helps.
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Unread 03-14-2009, 10:58 PM   #6
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When you push the "steering wheel" horn button it maks the circuit "ground". Is there a problem grounding the steering colmn so that when you push the button it will make 12v ground? One problem with this whole steering wheel idea. Cars have the horn wire running in the middle of the colomn, can't do that on the cart. Everytime you turn the wheel, it will be turuing the gound wire. Not sure how long that will last.
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The way to wire a horn on an electric cart is pick one Pos or Neg goes directly to the horn and the other lead goes to the button. It gets interrupted or switched and then it goes on to the horn....As simple as pie
Simple as pie.... mmmm. Help SB, I want to run it to the steering wheel horn botton "which turns". I have an aftermarket button that could be hookup up in 5 mins. I thought the steering wheel horn would be cool, but it has whooped me...lol.

I am installing the steering wheel, and diamond plate side panels tomorrow. After I back it out of the garage, I will snap some pics. It is going to Fast Sign to have a partial vinyl wrap put on it.

Thanks guys, ain't this fun....Todd

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Unread 03-14-2009, 11:15 PM   #8
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OK so just put the horn button on the floor like the rest of us do.


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Or on the column just under the steering wheel like on factory turn signals if you can clamp it there.
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Unread 03-15-2009, 12:17 AM   #10
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Hey Scuba I forgot all about those clamp on horn buttons!! Thirty years ago they use to cost about $1.98 at Western Auto. I may try to find one as I step on my horn button by accident every now & then. Usually when I am behind some great big dude at an intersection!!
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