Horn switch assembly - removal and refitting

1 Disconnect the battery negative lead.

Switch
Models up to 1987
2 Pull the trim insert from the centre of the steering wheel, and disconnect the lead from the horn push.

3 Disconnect the two leads from the horn slip ring, then remove the two securing screws and withdraw the switch assembly (see illustration).

11.3 Horn switch removal - models up to 1987. Switch securing screws arrowed
11.3 Horn switch removal - models up to 1987. Switch securing screws arrowed

4 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but check the operation of the switch on completion.

Models from 1987
5 Using a thin-bladed screwdriver, carefully prise the trim insert from the centre of the steering wheel. Disconnect the wire.

6 Prise the steering wheel centre disc from the steering wheel, and disconnect the wire (see illustration).

11.6 Prise the trim insert from the steering wheel, followed by the centre
11.6 Prise the trim insert from the steering wheel, followed by the centre disc -  models from 1987

7 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Slip ring
8 Remove the steering wheel.

9 On models up to 1987, remove the switch as described in paragraph 3.

10 Release the three slip ring retaining tangs and withdraw the slip ring from the steering wheel.

11 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Slip ring contact finger 12 Remove the steering wheel.

13 Remove the securing screws and unclip the lower and upper steering column shrouds.

14 Disconnect the contact finger wiring plug, and pull the contact finger housing from its mounting (see illustration).

11.14 Horn switch slip ring contact finger removal
11.14 Horn switch slip ring contact finger removal

15 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

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