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HORN how do i fix the fault on the horn that works only some of the time, it works only when wheel is in a particular position

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  • bola_otol Sep 22, 2008

    thanks i will give it a try



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Will have to take the steering wheel apart and check for loose wire or just might need to be clean a little.

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