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Horn not working but is still getting electrical current to horn itself

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Make sure its got a good earth. it usually earths via bolt that holds the horn to vehicle chassis etc. unbolt it give the area a good clean with abrasive and refit ( should now work or horn needs replacing ) hope this helps

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