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Remove horn buttons on 4-button steering wheel 1985 Golf Cabrio


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I have a 1985 Mk1 Cabrio with the stock steering wheel with 4 horn buttons. The 2 buttons on the left do not work. The 2 on the right work perfectly. Any help on how to remove them to inspect the connections?There is a small arrow pointing towards the center of the steering wheel on the buttons´ plastic sorround, but didn´t release the buttons after applying reasonable force with a screwdriver.Thank you for any help


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I would first spray them with WD-40 or CRC electrical contact cleaner as they probably have dirt or crud in the contacts… WD-40 is a wee bit easier on plastic and leather….  

The buttons connect the steering wheel frame to ground and then to the center to power the relay to energize the horns… So basically they are a switch that applies ground…. Haven't ever taken them out on my cars…..
But I have sprayed them clean…

What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

They all start with GOOD Grounds.

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