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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - 68 midget horn
|hi i have a 68 midget the horn dosnt work very well bit feeble and sometomes not at all the horns are good it seems to be earth problem with steering shaft any tips please thanks|
|horns need a good supply to work well and don't like lack of use, like windscreen wiper motor, heater motor, heater tap - all need operating fully now and again to stop them 'siezing up'|
bullet connectors or other connectors - furred up or loose
loose wires to connectors
insulator cracked/broken - exposing inner wires
horn pencil - worn
slip ring - ?
fuse, fuse box connection inside and out front and rear - furred up
|If there is not a earth wire between the steering rack and the chassis, fit one|
I have a small earth wire fitted to mine, easy to make up with a suitable length of heavy duty wire. Thinker than lighting wires but not (necessarily) as thick as the battery earth
This alone may make all the difference if not trace along the wire that feeds the slip ring under the horn push, it may have poor connectors on its bullet connector
They are made of rolled spring steel which can harden and crack after a few years in service
This thread was discussed between 23/03/2012 and 24/03/2012
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