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acaciolo
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Carbon Pin for horn

Post by acaciolo » Sun 22 Mar, 2020 17:23

My horn stopped working and I tracked it down to a worn out carbon pin in the steering wheel. I "think" i ordered a new one, as most vendors list is as out of stock. It isn't like on other bmws where you have to drill out rivets and replace with screws, so I am not sure how this is removed. It is just pulled out or do I need to do something from behind?

thanks

tony c

ps. hope everyone is safe and doing well with this horrible virus.

felix
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Re: Carbon Pin for horn

Post by felix » Tue 24 Mar, 2020 06:53

What I found on mine was that the pin was binding and the spring couldn't overcome the friction. I can't remember what I did - might have sanded it down very slightly and/or lubricated it. That seemed to have cured it.

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Re: Carbon Pin for horn

Post by acaciolo » Tue 24 Mar, 2020 13:51

thanks! my pin is still spring loaded, but it looks very worn down. lots of little shavings inside the wheel hub too, so I think it just might be worn down too much. I am going to try sanding it a little though

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