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1995 Prizm Horn Problem

Thank you for your response. If its a horn ring, is that a dealer only repair and replacement item? What is the approximate cost for such a diagnostic/repair?

Last question. Is that something that a beginner like myself could do with the right CHILTON's step by step help?

The car is only worth about $1000 so trying to weigh the options.

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you asked only how to access a part.
and not how to diagnose it.
why skip disgnose, and save a ton of work.
(ie: horn bench tested ok.)
horn ground not bad (rust)
horn relay good>? (if found) i have no schematics on this old car.cept engine.
have a $10 volt meter?

defeat the air bags ,or risk breaking neck.
the FSM cover that, read that first.
ok, ill read the FSM for you....its typical of all car made, with air bags.

im not posting photos. you can log in to as can every-one.

quote FSM:
Place the vehicle's front wheels in the straight ahead position.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Disable the Air Bag system.
Remove the inflator module as follows:
Remove the 2 side trim covers from the steering column.
Remove the 2 Torx® head screws, then release the Connector Position Assurance (CPA) and disconnect the upper steering column connector.
Remove the inflator module from the steering wheel.
Disconnect the horn, and cruise control connectors, if equipped.
Place match marks on the steering wheel and shaft, then remove the steering wheel retaining nut.
Do not install the puller tool bolts more than 0.5 in. (13mm) into the steering wheel. If the bolts are extended past the steering wheel, they could contact the Air Bag coil assembly and damage it.

Remove the steering wheel puller tool J-1859-03 or equivalent.

To install:

Install the steering wheel on the shaft, aligning the matchmarks. Tighten the retaining nut to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).

Connect the horn, and cruise control harnesses, if equipped.

Install the inflator module as follows:

Install the inflator module to the steering wheel and connect the upper steering column connector and the CPA.

Install the 2 Torx® head screws and tighten to 78 inch lbs. (8.8 Nm).

Install the 2 side trim covers to the steering column.

Enable the Air Bag system.

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