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Late S4 horn push

PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:56 am

I've got a steering wheel with the Europa style horn push, which doesn't actually push but rather rolls around to make the contacts. Shown in the pic are the two styles of the center part of the larger horn pusher I found. It's what is removed to gain access to the nut.

The one on the left (both pics) is what is on my steering wheel now and the one on the right is what I recently found in my cache. Compared to the one on the right, the one on the left looks like it's missing some sort of insert that goes under the logo and maybe should look like the one on the right, with the many fine lines radiating from the center. Or, is the one on the right more common to +2s, or Europa's or, ......

What say the experts? Thanks

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:18 am

So, the question: Which would be correct for my '72 Sprint?

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:18 pm

Greg,
My Oct.72 Sprint takes the one on the right (your picture) but have a look at these threads as it my help.
elan-f14/sprint-horn-push-t13924.html
elan-f14/stuck-horn-push-t18679.html
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:09 pm

Very helpful, Brian. Thanks

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PostPost by: pereirac » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:21 pm

My Nov Sprint has the one on the right

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PostPost by: pharriso » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:24 pm

Greg, my Feb '72 has the following horn push:

lateelan_hornpush_001.jpg and
Note textured area


I think the horn push on the left is similar, but has had the textured insert removed.
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