Inexistent horn bullet terminal

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Remyd
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Inexistent horn bullet terminal

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My horn doesn't work, when I took the horn button off the steering wheel it seems that the horn bullet terminal isn't there.
How would I go about fitting a new one. Pictures, drawings or diagrams would be helpful.
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Which wheel is on the car Remy?

Can you post a picture of what you have?

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As with many questions, I always like to have a look at Paul Hunt's comprehensive MGB site mgb-stuff.org.uk If you go to the home page there click on Spanners to enter the technical sections, which are large and really helpful. For the horn push fitted to various models of MGB go to http://mgb-stuff.org.uk/electricstext1.htm#hornpush
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Hi Remy
As Paul mentioned it depends on the wheel fitted. Attached are a couple of pictures that might help. I suspect you are missing the brush contact. This is readily available from the specialist suppliers Part No BHA5041. Alternatively have a look on the internet for an original item. (More chance it will fit and work.)
Hope this helps.
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Bumpa wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:33 pm As with many questions, I always like to have a look at Paul Hunt's comprehensive MGB site mgb-stuff.org.uk If you go to the home page there click on Spanners to enter the technical sections, which are large and really helpful. For the horn push fitted to various models of MGB go to http://mgb-stuff.org.uk/electricstext1.htm#hornpush
Thanks, I actually have got this saved on my iPhone and looked at it yesterday.
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Michael Barclay wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:39 pm Hi Remy
As Paul mentioned it depends on the wheel fitted. Attached are a couple of pictures that might help. I suspect you are missing the brush contact. This is readily available from the specialist suppliers Part No BHA5041. Alternatively have a look on the internet for an original item. (More chance it will fit and work.)
Hope this helps.
Mike Barclay
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Hi Mike, I think you're right. The brush contact should fit in the middle in mine I think. As always I forgot to take a picture but will try to remember tomorrow.
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Looks like a Motolita

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Paul Scott wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:51 am 20210103160630-c45550ca-cu_e520x360.jpg

Looks like a Motolita

Paul
Yes, forgot I had pictures of the interior on here. I took the centre piece out yesterday, looks like the bullet connector goes in the middle. My question is, how do you fit it?
Do you just slot it in or do I have to take the wheel off and screw it in somehow.
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My wheel has the same set up as this 1975B

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Paul Scott wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:23 am hp5[1].jpg

My wheel has the same set up as this 1975B

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That looks very similar to the one on my 1971 GT, I'll have a closer look and take pictures this afternoon after work.
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