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E24 6 Series BMW horn is shorting

E24 6 Series BMW has had very little use for last two years now when I reconnect the battery after about five days one of the horns shorts out to sound continuously. Is there corrosion soewhere

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This happens a lot with older vehicles. Inside the steering column there is a contact for the horn that is held in a plastic piece that in time will break and cause the horn to malfunction. This is not a part you should tackle yourself as you would need specific to vehicle tools such as pullers to get to the bad part. Seek out a reputable mechanic shop, most any will know how to fix it.

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For starters, check the fuse block and inspect the most related fuses, like HORN, ACC, dashboard. The owner's manual should have a troubleshooting guide for the most basic stuff, including the horn. Try this for now and see how it works. Let me know if the problem persists. Good Luck.

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this sounds like a fault with the horn unit itself and will need to be replaced

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hi Colin I had the problem on my 95 M3 Convertible. The 2 horns are located at the front behind the kidney shaped grills. First off check the fuse if its ok then,
Unplug the electrical conector and press the horn on the steering wheel. If you hear a click from the relay thats great, if it still don't work they are useless and need to be replaced. You will need 2 aftermarket ones high and low tone. It will be worth it checking the supply to the existing horns at some point, just connect the car horn to the battery via cable if the horn is ok it will sound. By doing these simple steps you should eliminate the fault. Cheers Hope this helps English John

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SOURCE: my 1997 bmw 328i wont star after I replace the battery

I can't quite follow your post, but it sounds like you set off the car alarm. Lock and unlock your doors with the key Fob to reset it.

I've replaced the battery several times in my 328 without such a problem.

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The horn switch is the contact switch normally embedded into the steering wheel.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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