Car horn will not switch off i pulled fuse out what is problem
It's either the horn switch in your steering wheel or the relay that powers the horn.
Relays are usually on the firewall or fender wells, both under the hood.
Relays plug on and off easily. Any autoparts store will tell you if you have one on your model.
If it is in the steering wheel, best not to mess with it, if you have airbags.
If no airbags you can try to remove the cover in the middle of the steering wheel and
check the horn switch there. Sometimes these are hard to work on and because you look at the steering wheel constantly, it is a visual bummer if you cant get it back right.
If you want it working correctly, have a shop fix it. If you wish to make it work
yourself, you could go to Radio Shack and buy a Momentary contact switch with
at least a 5 amp rating. All you need to do is connect one side of the switch to ground
(any metal screw that screws into metal-no plastic!) and connect a wire to the other side
and run it up, thru the firewall to the horn. Figure out which wire is the negative on the horn and
unplug it from the horn. Connect your wire to the horn terminal. Now the horn should only work when you press the switch. If the horn has only one wire and it is Positive you may have to run a hot 12 volt
wire from the switch to the horn. Be sure to add a fuse to this setup at the input to the switch. You can
find a 12 volt positive wire under the dash that has power when the key is on. Tap it and add the fuse then connect it to the switch. Run another wire to the horn and you are done. It may sound complictaed but it's not and it will work.
Apr 20, 2011 |
1999 Hyundai Sonata