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Anybody know how the horn wiring behind airbags is supposed to go? 1998 Chevy cavalier 2.2L. I'm replacing the airbags cover and don't know where the wire and ground goes...(

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It is really very simple. The horn lead with the plastic connector and the spring pushes in and turns to lock in the large round hole at the upper left center of the steering wheel. If you look into the hole, you will see the contact down in there with a plastic "tube" with a slot in it for the horn connector to go into.

The ground clip (wire with brass or steel clip on it) simply pushes into the hole in the steering wheel center near the bottom (It grounds to the steering wheel center).

Posted on Feb 22, 2012

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the clicking noise is the horn relay, this means in most cases the horn is defective and should be replaced.

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the horn realy is in the fuse box and the horn is behind the right headlight, and no i have never set off an airbag servicing a horn, if you are worried disconnect the airbag fuse

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