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post #16 of 23 Old 07-24-2012, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Canyon411 View Post
You could just have oxidation on the legs of the relay (in the engine compartment power dist block.) The 93-95 horn relays are under the glovebox in a much more protected environment. Pull the relay and re-seat it several times to cut a clean copper path thru the oxidation and see if they work correctly. If not and the problem still exists, I would take apart the switches at the wheel and see if the star shaped contacts have slipped out of postition or are oxidized as well.
Thanks. Will give that a shot. Is there a way to remove the wheel cover without taking apart the wheel?


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post #17 of 23 Old 07-24-2012, 07:26 AM
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theres 3 bolts at the back of the steering wheel that once removed the whole horn/airbag assembly comes off together.
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post #18 of 23 Old 07-24-2012, 08:12 AM
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No repair for a bad switch, need to replace the airbag trim cover.

Rather than disturbing the airbag and cover, check switch operation with an ohmmeter...
  1. First disconnect the negative battery cable, wait a few minutes for circuits to discharge
  2. Remove steering column lower shroud cover
  3. Remove the clock spring connector (white), then check the switch operation with an ohmmeter between Pins#4 and #5.

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post #19 of 23 Old 06-09-2013, 04:40 PM
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Hey guys, sorry to necropost, but this thread had something in it that may apply to me. Now I'm not a mechanic or electrically saavy, so bear with me....

The diagram on the first page shows the horn switch being in a dotted-line box called the "vehicle speed controller". Does that also have to do with the cruise control? Both my horn AND cruise control do not work, and it occurred to me that it could be something in the wiring.

Thanks for any tips you can give me!
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post #20 of 23 Old 03-03-2017, 01:41 PM
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I have 2015 jeep Cherokee limited horn would not work sometimes and would blow on its own took to dealer they kept it for about 2 days done 6 flash updates to on board computer now working fine covered by warranty.
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That would be helpful/relevant if this thread wasn't for a different model that's between 17 and 22 years older than yours.
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post #22 of 23 Old 03-03-2017, 02:50 PM
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I am new to jeepforum just wanted the information on this site so others could see it sorry it doesn't apply you.
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That's fine, no harm done, if you get tired of that new thang and buy a much older one we'll be glad to help you. All this is just print on a screen, a blip in jeep forums storage, not the end of the world.

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