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Horn doesn't work

Have no fuse diagram, so without taking them all out I can't determine their status. It makes no clicking sound when the buttons are pushed and the engine is running, so I am not sure any power is getting to the assembly.

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Yes you need to take out each fuse, it should only take a few minutes. They do make fuse testers but a flashlight, needle nose pliers, and your eyeballs work just as well.

A good way to tell if your horn has shot craps is grab a voltmeter and have a friend hit the horn button, while he is doing that go to the horn with the voltmeter and see if it's receiving power. If so, replace the horn. If not replace switch in the steering wheel.

Horn stops working after a while mostly due to exposure from the elements.

In most states you will fail safety inspection with your horn not functioning.

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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    Daniel Jenkins Sep 02, 2008

    I can't fix the horn for you, please rerate this

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this might help

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