62 Chrysler Newport steering column part

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  1. Brent Scherzinger

    Brent Scherzinger New Member

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    Looking for input on where to find the copper piece at the bottom of the steering column. Not sure what it’s called and not certain how important it is however, as we are replacing the gear box we noticed it was broken. Any insight is appreciated.
     
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    mikedrini Active Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Hi Brent,

    Without seeing it, I am assuming it is the ground contact for the horn. I found that on my 64 recently as well. Here is a post from FABO, but it still pertains to our C bodies (note Post #10):

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    I believe it is needed to complete the horn circuit for a stock steering wheel/horn setup.
     
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    Thank you your help. I am sending a couple of picture ( which I should have done to start). I think this is different from the horn. Thoughts... 99879389-AE4C-47A3-B74B-3AE6A6484FED.jpeg D8233D9E-49F2-45AE-AF8C-01595740A907.jpeg 71D46809-698B-4845-99DC-D7B7360CCF1A.jpeg
     
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    If it's copper, solder the break.
     
  5. Brent Scherzinger

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    Thank you for your help great advice....unfortunately I don’t have the other part. Maybe I can make one...but is it needed...or do you by chance know what the part is called.
     
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    I don't know what it's called or what its function is, and I assumed you had all the bits, sorry. Good luck.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    It is Absolutely for the horn to function. Nothing else. Make one, nobody will see it as everything is enclosed on these cars.
     
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    It is the ground , for the horn to work. PT#2405 594 20200419_081824_resized.jpg 20200419_081628_resized.jpg 20200419_081648_resized (1).jpg
     
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    Holy cow! That is an awesome diagram and makes sense from all the posts. The copper piece only goes down one side so...soldering the copper piece should work. Thank you all for the help. What an awesome group.
     
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    It has to go thru the rubber to touch the inside of the shaft, to compete the ground circuit.
     
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