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How do I remove the horn cover safely?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1997 Neon Horn Will Not Work
Did you look up under front facia in front of radiator, in center support area? I wouldn't be pulling wheel until I found horn first. Make sure you disconnect battery before, if you do.
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
it depends upon the model. but most of all, just in the back of the stearing wheel there will be two screw..........with a help of scerw driver just open it...........have a nice day!
Posted on May 15, 2009
SOURCE: 2003 cavalier horn problem
It's a pretty long procedure to type out,so go to autozone.com,register and input your vehicle info,then you can access their online repair guide,they have the procedure to disarm the air bag(s),they are under the chassis electrical heading,follow them to a tee so you don't set the air bag off,the cover maybe screwed on thru the back of the steering wheel or may just be held in place with tension clips,the repair guide isn't clear on this so look for srews first,if you don't see any you should be able to pry gently off with a screwdriver,the horn switch will be in the cavity underneath or possibly attached to the back of the air bag itself,it's just a small springed tab with a wire attached that touches the metal of the steering column.I hope this info helps and please be careful to follow the instructions.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
First you want to disconect the battery before you do any work near the air bag. And secondly there is nothing in ther like we are used to fixing back in the day. What is in there now is what is called a clock spring. This is a mess of wires that everything in the steering wheel runs through. I.E. horn, cruise, turnsignal. you get the idea. And its all packed into a neat little can that just plugs in. Trust me when I say this- the wires are way to small to fix- just replace it. As far as removing the wheel, look on the back side of the wheel and you will see the screws that hold the pad on , then procced like normall after disconecting the battery first.
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
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on Jul 26, 2015 | 1998 Dodge Neon
I verify its not a stuck relay...
I disconnect connector under dash and horn stops...
I then suspect its the Horn contacts or a worn grounded wire in air bag/horn switch assembly in steering wheel.
The decorative Vinyl cover shrinks with age...presses on horn contacts against air bag.
I Disconnect Air bag connector (identified as Yellow wire and Connector) usually under dash.
WARNING: ( I Do not - I DO NoT probe the yellow harness/connector with a meter or test light. A test light WILL Detonate my air bag, and impale the bracket in a nearby object/person - me.)
I Removed screws (2) behind steering wheel - which allow air bag horn assembly to be removed.
I Disconnect Air bag connector in this location as well (identified as Yellow wire and Connector) and then;
The red (color varies) and black Horn wires will be plugged into ribbon connectors usually (2) two that feed/connect to contacts for horn function on face of air bag.
I pause here and verify horn will stop blowing when I disconnect the wires going to horn contacts. So I get horn blowing again...
Check horn: To verify this is the cause; I reconnect (whatever fuse/relay/ connector (Not the airbag connector) I disconnected so they will stop blowing) and get horn/s so they are blowing again...
Then I disconnect the ribbon connectors to verify blowing stops.
Note: The experience I had with horn on
Buick Park Ave was at night when temperature cools after hot day, the vinyl cover shrank and horn blows... pressing on horn area of steering wheel firmly would stop horn briefly - then continue.
Note: I will need a rivet tool and rivets... to reassemble.
WARNING: I Do not drill into airbag explosive container. If I do not know how to carefully drill off correct rivet heads and remove vinyl decorative cover from air bag/horn... I STOP and go to the junkyard or ebay and purchase/replace the airbag/horn assembly.
I continued by drilling out rivets (the rivets holding vinyl cover) by using a drill bit as large (or smaller) as the head of rivet and drill gently to release head from rivet body/shank.
I mark all pieces with a magic marker to verify I reassemble right side up (all metal brackets and trim plates and cover).
I Remove vinyl cover exposing horn contact pads which were sandwiched between cover and air bag container.
I used a razor blade to remove vinyl honeycomb material from area of vinyl cover - that when pressed - would activate horn/contacts.
Only a 1/16 of an inch or less needs to be removed.
(I Bend cover inside out and shave material off of area slowly. Care not to cut myself.)
I Reassemble in reverse order with rivets.
Check horn: ...function at this point... by plugging in horn connectors and assure horn contacts work properly as expected.
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