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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Although the Haynes repair manual did not have an electrical diagram for the horn circuit, I suddenly remembered I had an old CD-ROM based Auto Repair program from Popular Mechanics that has an extensive selection of diagrams. It did have a diagram for the horn circuit which showed that there was no horn relay in the circuit. So I started by taking apart the horn button on the steering wheel. The horn button is a switch consisting of two metal discs approximately two inches in diameter which are separated by a thin layer of foam which is supposed to keep the two discs separated. The metal discs have dimples that should be kept apart by the resiliency of the foam but when the foam is compacted, the dimples come together to complete the circuit. However, the foam had deteriorated to almost nothing and was allowing the two discs to be in constant contact. I solved the problem using picture hanging tape. This is a double-sided adhesive tape that is about 1/16 inch thick and comes in a roll and can be found probably anywhere hardware is sold. I cut the tape into small squares and stuck them to strategic points on the flat parts of one of the discs so that they would keep the discs apart with approximately the same resiliency as the foam. When external pressure is applied to the outer disc, the dimples come together just like before to complete the circuit and the horn works perfectly.
One thing I would like to point out is that when I initially took the horn apart, I started by removing the outer soft rubber cover from the horn pad to expose the horn button. It came off easily, but when it came time to put it back together, I could not get the cover back on. Then I discovered that there are three phillips head screws on the back side of the steering wheel that hold the horn button assembly in place. So to save time and frustration, I would recommend that step one be to remove those screws first.
Posted on Jul 21, 2008
think its underneath by the fuel tank ,but you shouldnt need to change it i have a 94 XJ6 4lt and i have never had to touch anything ,just changed the oil and filter ,evan the plugs havent needed changing in 2 yrs ,but you must polish it every week and clean the leather once a month with that stuff that keeps it supple .and dont forget to polish the chrome exhaust cover on the exhaust manifold
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
SOURCE: Stuck horn in 1986 jaguar xjs
The relay for the horn in on the left hand side behind the headlights. next to the starter solinoid. You will see four relays by the air filter.
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
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