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Merecedes sprinter 313 cdi. horn not working.

I have checked the fuses, all ok. I replaced the horn unit thinking that might be the problem but this did not fix. removed the steering wheel and cleaned all the contacts and the wiring seems to be fine but the horn is still not working. Any ideas. Thanks.

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The wiring loom that runs down the front near the radiator and intercooler is prone to rubbing and corroding and shorting out. Check this loom.

If it is in bad shape i'd recommend replacement as the turbo boost sensor wiring and some of the headlamp wiring is in this loom also, and these can cause costly problems and cause the turbo to fail if not replaced.

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