Electric Shock from Horn Button

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ERIK OLSEN
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Electric Shock from Horn Button

#1 Post by ERIK OLSEN » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:11 pm

Rec'd strong shock --car running--when I depressed Horn Button. Not the Std wheel. Wood rimmed Moto-Lito. Any suggestions as to w?. Just purchased car. 63 Super 90. Have no experience with it. Suggestions welcome. E Olsen

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Re: Electric Shock from Horn Button

#2 Post by C J Murray » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:29 pm

Bad ground. Pull the button off. It should have blown a fuse so check that the fuse was not bypassed.
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Re: Electric Shock from Horn Button

#3 Post by ERIK OLSEN » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:11 am

Thanks. Went to drive this am and Battery(new Optima 6 V ) stone dead. Would appear no fuse blown. Sounds like dead short. Will pull horn button and investigate.

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Re: Electric Shock from Horn Button

#4 Post by Norm Miller » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:44 am

Welcome to the forum.
Take a minute and let us know where you live. There might be a contact nearby.
Then the answers you get will make more sense.

Check the wiring at the horn relay.
The horn is normally hot (B+) and functions by grounding at the button.

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Re: Electric Shock from Horn Button

#5 Post by Alan Hall » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:33 pm

I don't think that you can get a "strong shock" from 6 volts, so I suspect you got a static electric discharge shock when you touched the horn button rim, which is probably a ground point. Not sure how you would have built up a static charge...had you just gotten in the car? Also was the air very dry?

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Re: Electric Shock from Horn Button

#6 Post by Vic Skirmants » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:23 am

+1

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