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    Horn Button Repair after Saginaw Swap

    The previous owner of my CJ-3A did a Saginaw steering swap and near as I can tell the horn wire used to run straight down the worm tube to the horn. All that was cut off. Is there any way other than putting a button on the dash to make the horn work again?

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    What does the steering column look like? Does it have a horn button set up? Or was the original steering column used with the new box? If it was you should be able to hook the horn button back up.
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    The steeing column I'm pretty sure is stock and the horn button is there. The Saginaw steering box has no provision for a wire running through it like the Ross box and I cannot sneak the wire out of the side of the shaft.

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    That could be a tough one. Since the wire travels down the center of the actual steering shaft, it needs to come out the bottom somehow. Was that a kit of some kind I wonder? It is popular to retro a Saginaw box. Someone must have encountered this before.

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    A 2A column runs the wire down the shaft, but has a contact at the base of the tube, before it goes into the steering box, (Ross style). The later M38A1s didn't use a long wire, but rather a long contact piece that would make contact at the end of the steering box. The diagram is a bit confusing because the M38A1 was by itself, and is configured as the second drawing.

    https://www.kaiserwillys.com/diagram...3b-5-m38-m38a1

    https://www.kaiserwillys.com/diagram...ring-50-52-m38

    On our wagon, it was converted to a Saginaw steering box. The steering column was swapped with a '64 on up Wagoneer tilt column. This kept the column to look fairly close to the original equipment except to where the tilt is incorporated. The column uses a more modern horn ring, with the wires running down the interior of the column tube.

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