Horn on my 1992 Dodge Dakota goes off on its own now and then
Cold and/or humid conditions seem to be involved
Usually I just hit the the pad on the steering column a couple times and it quits
the last time it happened I had to disconnect the battery cable to stop it
no fun when it wakes up you and the neighbors at 1am
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Re: horn on my 1992 Dodge Dakota goes off on its own now...
Well i'm sure if you do that again at 1am .... you won't need to fix it... the neighbours will do it for you. be that as it may... i would suggest locating the relay for the horn... should be on the fuse panel... replace that and see if it f ixes the issue for you
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It sounds like you need a good tune-up, such as spark plugs and/or wires. They will act up when cold and when warmed by engine temperature will let the engine run smoothly again. And possibly a distributor cap/rotor.
horn relay located on the right side kick panel,you will see a row of relays,if horn relay is okay, more likely your horn control pad has a short inside causing horn button contacts to stick causing horn to keep blowing.
Roger it sounds like the blower motor is not comming on. There is a resistor network located in the engine compartment on the passenger side mounted to the firewall, that controlls the blower motor. The connections may have corroted or the unit itself is bad. That was the first thing I had to relpace when I got my used 92 Dakota. There is also a 30 amp fuse in the fuse box under the dash board . If that is blown I would suspect the blower motor is seized up or just pulling too much power.
Check the horn actuating contact at the centre of the steering wheel. It may be damaged or mis-aligned.
Also check the carbon contact that runs on the slip ring under the steering wheel (associated with steering wheel horn actuate switch) It may be damaged or mis-aligned.
If none of the above are faulty, you should look for a possible intermittent short to ground on the horn actuation control wiring.
Subject: INTERMITTENT HORN BLOWING WHEN CAR IS COLD (REPLACE CONTACT ASSEMBLY/VINYL PAD)
Models Affected: 1989-93 SUNBIRD AND 1992-93 GRAND AM MODELS
Some owners of 1989-93 Sunbird vehicles and 1992-93 Grand Am vehicles may experience intermittent horn blowing when car is cold.
This condition may be caused by excessive shrinkage of the contact assembly components when cold. This forces the horn pad contact plates together which activates the horn.