Question about 2008 BMW 1 Series
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
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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Posted on Nov 22, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Horn not working
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.
Posted on Aug 29, 2008
SOURCE: my horn is not working
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
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
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.
Posted on May 31, 2009
SOUNDS LIKE DEFECTIVE HORN ELEMENT REPLACE THE ACTUAL HORN... KEEP IN MIND MANY CARS HAVE TWO HORNS,...... A HIGH TONE AND A LOW TONE
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
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