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Can anybody identify this grommet-y thingy?


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Working on replacing my ignition switch, so have disassembled the upper and lower covers. The horn ring is hanging loose, the pin sticking out.  As I was tightening the screws on the new switch, this fell out of the front end of the steering wheel hub. image.thumb.jpeg.797403880da83e8a72c1c6f78ec6dd50.jpeg 

 

Looks like a grommet of some kind.  I’d say it clearly goes into the hub to insulate the horn pin from the hub, except that there’s still a grommet in place there:

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Maybe it goes in the same place, back-to-back with the existing grommet? RealOEM not helpful.

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Hmmm, it does look like it may slide over the existing one, I'd give that a try.

 

I can't think of anything else in that area...

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Perhaps a PO lost the original grommet down inside the wilds of the steering column housing, couldn't find it so just bought another one...

 

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Because of some compression marks on the surface of the free grommet and the one already in place, I made the executive decision that they were once one piece.  On looking at the pin after the grommet hit the carpet, I felt the bare metal rod was longer than it had been, so it made sense that the free grommet might have fallen from there.  Also supergluing the free grommet to the in-place grommet, it would have the merit of stabilizing the pin across the void between the hub and the horn ring. So problem “solved”.IMG_1522.thumb.jpeg.13830c317523b1d95e2b19a5b17b6ab3.jpeg

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