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post #1 of 8 Old 06-09-2005, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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horn not working (short circuit)

I recently removed my steering wheel in order to put a new dash in on a 92 yj. When i put the steering wheel back on the horn worked for a second then blew. It would work but only for a second. I checked the reinstallation of the parts i took off with another jeep and it was the same, however I figure i have a short circuit somewhere, but i am unable to access the electrical components of the steering column. please help

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-09-2005, 04:26 PM
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When I changed my steering wheel I accidently popped the horn fuse under the hood. Its in the relay box next to the battery, check there too.


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horn fuse

I checked the fuse and it was blown. however whenever i put a new fuse in it keeps blowing. i checked the circuit with an ammeter and there is 17 amps of current running through it.
i looked at the wiring and beneath the fuse box but i have no idea what to look for.
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go out and get a horn from a bus or MAC truck and wire yourself a pull wire across your roll cage.
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-09-2005, 06:59 PM
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If it was working good before you worked on it, it would almost have to be something you did.

Pull the wheel and check all visible wiring for pinches, bare spots and such.

Do you have 17 amps all the time or just when the button is pressed?

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post #6 of 8 Old 06-11-2005, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah i keep getting 17 amps of current running through the fuse, but its a 10amp fuse. have you seen this before?
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-11-2005, 10:16 PM
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thats because it's shorted. youre getting current from somewhere other than its intended source. this is the exact reason my dash lights dont work when i put my lights on. if i put the 10 amp fuse in the dash fuse slot, it blows. 20 amp fuse and it blows the next fuse in line for some reason. jeeps are freakin weird.

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post #8 of 8 Old 06-13-2005, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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how did you fix it then????
i checked the wiring to the firewall and it seems fine, but i can't get access to the steering column to check the wiring in there.
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