Can horn switch go bad?

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    Can the horn switch at bottom of steering wheel go bad? Horn works intermittently depending on where I'm pressing on horn ring. Everything else is good, horn works, relay works, I'm down to horn switch.

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    It could go bad but first thing I’d do is clean the the copper disc held on by that big semi-circular spring on the underside of the steering wheel. It might have some corrosion on it not allowing good contact with the stud from the turn signal switch - which also includes the wiring leading out to the relay/horn.
     
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      Wasn't getting much response on that one, thought I would try here.
       
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      On mine i managed some how to break one of those black plastic buttons or caps, that have the springs under them. So now the lower leg of the horn ring sits very close to the wheel and I cannot press there to sound the horn. Have to press by one of the upper arms.
      That probably doesn’t help you, but that’s what stops mine from working sometimes
       
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      Took it apart today to clean connections, seemed to be working better. Got it back together and left turn signal and taillight aren't working right. I'm ordering a new turn signal harness and replace the whole thing. 50 years old, brittle wire that should do it.