CAN THE INDICATOR / HORN STALK BE DISMANTLED

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#1 CAN THE INDICATOR / HORN STALK BE DISMANTLED

Post by Retroman » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:19 pm

Dear Techno Wizards,
Having problems with the horn intermittent and now US.
My horn activator is on the stalk not on the centre boss.
The relay is working fine as are the fuses so the fault would appear to be in the stalk.
Is there a way to extricate and repair the internals as a replacement unit is £400 plus :banghead:
Thanks,
Nigel.
1969 E Type Series 2 2+2 Auto with Power Steering UK Registered

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#2 Re: CAN THE INDICATOR / HORN STALK BE DISMANTLED

Post by tinworm » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:27 am

Usually the wire has fractured internally at the base of the stalk. Sometimes you can solder a new length of wire on. You can also remove the top of the stalk and get at the switch itself - there are some photos on Jag lovers website on this repair.
Recently I converted a Bentley switch which is the same as S2 E-type except the arm is a dummy ie it does not have a horn switch internally - the switch is elsewhere on the Bentley - using a MK1 Ford transit arm which is the same as S2 Etype but the rest of the switch is entirely different.

best of luck Barrie
1968 E-type roadster, 1964 E-type fixed head 1995 Ferrari 355 1980 Ferrari 308 1987 V8 90 Landrover 1988 Bedford rascal van 1943 Ford GPW

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#3 Re: CAN THE INDICATOR / HORN STALK BE DISMANTLED

Post by Retroman » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:16 pm

Thanks Barry,

Worked out I could unscrew the button which let the stalk cover slide back which revealed the switch internals.

A could clean up and adjustment of the connections and 'hey presto' its is working again but for how long remains to be seen!

Nigel.
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#4 Re: CAN THE INDICATOR / HORN STALK BE DISMANTLED

Post by Gfhug » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:18 am

Nigel, a request.... Please don’t SHOUT in your topic titles. Capitals on forums suggests shouting :wink:

Thanks in advance :salute:

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#5 Re: CAN THE INDICATOR / HORN STALK BE DISMANTLED

Post by politeperson » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:46 pm

I have used the BMC Mini stalk. £30 buys you all thr Gibbons needed to fix an S2 stalk.
James

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"You just cant beat a good E-type"

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#6 Re: CAN THE INDICATOR / HORN STALK BE DISMANTLED

Post by Retroman » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:25 pm

Hi James
Thanks for the BMC Mini tip.
I will try that if it plays up again,
Nigel.
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