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post #1 of 9 Old 05-07-2002, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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broken horn???

The other day, I went over a bump (no big deal), and my horn started beeping non-stop. I pulled the connector to stop it (wouldn't you know, it was pouring down rain, so I didn't worry about it until the next day). When I hooked everything back the next day, the horn wouldn't work at all. I got another horn, but that didn't do anything. I checked the wiring in the engine compartment (for the horn of course). Anyone have any ideas before I take the steering column apart---ughhhhh.


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post #2 of 9 Old 05-08-2002, 09:09 AM
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NO don't take the stearing colum apart.. check your FUSE, then Check the Re-lay.., if that does not work it's possible that the wiror lead that grounds out the circut that goes into your stearing wheel fell off.. in witch cans you can pop off the horn cover and reconect it..

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post #3 of 9 Old 05-08-2002, 12:05 PM
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Its probably a combination of both the relay and the wire lead. My guess is the wire was grounding out on something for some reason and caused the relay to send power to the horn even when you disconnect the horn at the connecter. Over time the relay probably wore out, now the new horn isn't working. If it is the relay or a fuse, make sure you fix the wire lead or you may end up blowing it up again.

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My horn only works when it wants to.

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post #5 of 9 Old 05-08-2002, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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OK, this may sound stupid, but where is the fuse and relay swith for the horn? It's not one of the fuses in the fuse box under the dash (that was the 1st thing I thought of, but after not finding any fuses or relays for the horn-thats when I started with the new horn and wiring).

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post #6 of 9 Old 05-09-2002, 07:41 AM
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I'm pretty sure the horn relay is in the relay box under the hood near the battery. If its still working you can ground the wire lead and you should be able to hear the relay click, just track down the clicking sound. If you have your owners manual, you can find it in there too.

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i dont use a horn anymore.. finger only

Awwwwwwwwwwww... So he wants to go OFF-ROAD does he????

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I prefer a combination of horn and finger. Use the horn to get thier attention, then bust out the finger

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post #9 of 9 Old 05-10-2002, 05:17 AM Thread Starter
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OK, I seemd to have found what was stopping the horn from working again, it was a blown fuse in the fuse box next to the battery. NOW, I still have the problem that the horn won't turn off (needless to say, I pulled that fuse till I can find out this problem). I checked the outer horn ring on the steering wheel and it seems to be fine. The horn beeps even with that ring completely off. I've alreadt checked for any obvious loose wires. Any other suggestions (other than using fingers, etc...)lol?

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