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Horn blows when turning steering wheel

Replaced key switch then it started blowing while turning .then went apart again cant see anything obvious.

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Clockspring was not the culprit. Four insulating plastic washers of particular shape for airbag brackets deteriorated - I should say crumbled. Consequently, airbag sagged and contacted the horn grounding point. It was a difficult problem to diagnose without prior experience. Since dealer doesn't sell the washers separately, I had to either fabricate them or purchase the entire steering assembly for $100. I took the first route. It took me a day.

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    Clockspring was not the culprit. Four insulating plastic washers of particular shape for airbag brackets deteriorated - I should say crumbled. Consequently, airbag sagged and contacted the horn grounding point. It was a difficult problem to diagnose without prior experience. Since dealer doesn't sell the washers separately, I had to either fabricate them or purchase the entire steering assembly for $100. I took the first route. It took me a day.


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The clockspring in the stering wheel could be defective.

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There would only be three (3) possibilities for a continuous blowing of horn:
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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.

Good luck and kind regards.

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