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Horn blows on its own

1992 olds cutlass with the heater and radio controls in the sterring wheel. Horn will start to blow on its own. I did try a used pad but this did not solve the problem.

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  • davbur Nov 22, 2008

    I realize the horn pad is faulty. Has any one figured out how to fix the pad with out replacing it.

  • davbur Nov 22, 2008

    After thinking about this more I went back out to the garage and solved the problem. It was not the horn coil as suggested as I had tried this already and I had thought the same. I had always suspected the problem was in the horn pad. I went to the junk yard and picked up a used pad and I took it appart to see what made it tick. I then took mine appart. The 2 horn buttons, one on the left and one one the right side of the sterring wheel were the problem. I removed the cover and placed a piece of foam under each contact and low and behold it worked. My horn now works as it did originally.

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Hi,

Your steering pud got stuck that causes horn will start to blow. Check the relay at the steering wheel and adjust it. please dont rate me if not satisfied. Thank you...

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The steering wheel horn pad is warped, it is a common problem, when the soft plastic of the area were you push to honk the horn warps it causes the horn contact to stick on, most common with cars setting in the sun all day with the windows rolled up tight...

There is no way you can replace the pad only...you will have to replace the horn completely..
I hope that helps.
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Dear Sir,

There is a horn relay, probably in the convenience center, which is like a fuse block under the hood.
You could check the relay by swaping it with one of the other relays that are beside it, and see if the different relay still makes it blow. If it does, then the horn ring, or the antitheft alarm system is probably causing it.
But if it quits with the different relay, then the relay is, or was stuck.
thanks
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The switch that is under the steering wheel has gotten worn and is engaging on it's own. You can probably get a replacement assembly from a used parts yard and this will resolve this problem. Until you get the repair done you can disengage the horn by removing the black ground wire from the horn itself which is usually next to the radiator hurry though you never know when you might need the horn. Good Luck

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The most common cause of this short is the horn coil, replace the horn and the problem will be fixed, a quick test is to disconnect the horn and press the horn button, if the fuse doesn't blow the horn is the problem...kevin

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Because the interior lights 10 amp fuse was blown.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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  • smarttech Nov 22, 2008

    if both the fuse and the horn are proper then 
    itCould be the relay or switch at steering wheel.
    Check to see if there is 12volts coming from the fuse. If there is power (12volts)on both sides of the fuse, then it might possibly be the horn switch. Is there 12volts at the horn when the horn button is pushed? 

  • smarttech Nov 22, 2008

    replacing the horn pad is much advisable as reparing it will not support the horn properly.

  • smarttech Nov 22, 2008

    Try replacing the horn pad under the steering wheel cover. It's $10-$15 from the dealer, and fails quite often. Even if it's not the problem it's probably worth replacing anyway, as they wear out and cause the horn to start going off in the middle of the night


  • smarttech Nov 22, 2008

    You need to remove the pad that sits over the airbag, and use an ohm meter to check if either of your horn switches are shorted. Most likely, one is and you can bypass it while retaining the functionality of the other. Not a job i would recommend for the do-it-yourself-er. Take it to the mechanic for this one


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Hi,

Three (3) possibilities:

  • horn switch on steering wheel is faulty;
  • shorted wiring to the horn rely or faulty horn relay itself;
  • alarm system faulty.
Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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    Louie Role Nov 22, 2008

    It it were not for the airbag, the repair would be relatively easy. Workarounds could be as simple is increasing the distance between the contact points to inserting thin slices of foam.

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    Louie Role Nov 23, 2008

    Congratulations, what is important is that it is now functional as it should be. Sometimes little tricks like foam inserts gets the job done.

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