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Horn Bar Removal

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  • Horn Bar Removal

    Probably this is a no brainer but I'm going to ask anyway so I don't regret it tomorrow. Can I safely pry off the centre button from the horn bar of my '63 Hawk or are the securely cemented and likely to be brittle and crack? If I'm probably going to break or crack it I'll get a replacement before I put my new horn bar on. Comments from those who have been dere & done dat? Thanks, HUB

  • #2
    Depends on if it's still on with the O ring or someone glued it on. Should pop off fairly easy.

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    • #3
      I've done it a bunch of times. Just get something thin under the lip and go around, prying it up slightly as you go. A screwdriver is probably too thick, but a letter opener with a good edge should get under it. Lots of things can work.

      Occasionally I have a little trouble getting it to seat properly when I put it back on because the rubber O ring, but it's rare.
      " the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.


      • #4
        Sometimes the clear cover will pop off, but you can carefully re-glue it with super-glue. A good stiff knife blade will work with obvious precautions. If you don't already have one, a new correct size O-ring and a dab of liquid soap or glass cleaner will ease re-installation.


        • #5
          Oh, and don't forget to disconnect the battery - especially when you put the horn button back on - unless, of course, you want to blow your own horn.
          " the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.