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How to i replace a horn that has three wires to it when the horn I bought only has 2 connectors

Can I just slice the wires and connect the two grounds together and use that alone connection, and use the power wire as the other connection

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I am not an expert on auto horns, but can solve most electrical problems. Do you have a multimeter? Using the ohm-meter, measure the ohm value between the two wires, and from each wire to the horn mounting bracket (you need contact with un-painted metal. The value between the wires should be low (10-100 ohms) but not zero. This represents the horn coil. The value between each wire and the bracket should be very high (10 kilohms or more). This means the horn coil is not grounded to the bracket.

Now, using the voltmeter, measure the voltage between each wire (from one wire to another). The value should be zero before pressing the horn button, and 12 vdc when the horn button is pressed. I would expect one of the wires will also be zero ohms (ohmmeter) when measured to the car frame or body.

Ok, you are ready to hook up the horn. The auto ground wire(s) are connected to a horn wire that is common with the horn bracket. Or, connected to a black horn wire if both horn wires are isolated from the bracket. Connect the auto switch wire (the one that reads 12 vdc when the horn button is pressed) to the remaining horn wire.

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  • jeff5may32 Nov 29, 2014

    the answer is no. saturns have a horn relay which switches battery power to the horn.

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Type your problem for a solution...the horn on my 1995 Buick LeSabre does not work...how to fix?


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Subject: How to check an inoperative horn
Customer's exact description: ...the horn on my 1995 Buick LeSabre does not work...how to fix?
Here's how it's done:
Step 1. Start with the pre-check:

Do a Thorough Visual Inspection
Do a thorough visual and "hands-on" underhood inspection before starting any diagnostic procedure! You can find the cause of many problems by just looking, thereby saving yourself a lot of time. • Has the vehicle been serviced recently? Sometimes things get reconnected in the wrong place, or not at all. • Don't take shortcuts. Inspect connectors and wiring which may be difficult to see due to location.
Step 2. Instructions:
One. Remove the horn relay and check for battery voltage at the relay connector terminals.
  • If battery voltage is present at both terminals, go to Two.
  • If battery voltage is not present, check the ORN wiring and the relay fuse for circuit.
Two. With the horn switch depressed, measure voltage from the relay terminals. Wear hearing protectors, if someone is assisting you and depressing the horn switch while you're under the hood.
  • If voltage is present, go to Three.
  • If battery voltage is not present, check the black wire for an open circuit; check the connectors for proper terminal contact; check the in-line connector for proper terminal contact; check the spring loaded contact, slip ring, and horn switch for an open circuit.
Three: Connect a fused jumper from relay connector terminal 30 to terminal 86.
  • If the horn does not sound, go to Four.
  • If the horns sound, replace the horn relay.

Four: Disconnect the the suspect horn connector. Connect a fused jumper from the suspect horn terminal B (dark green) to the positive + battery terminal.
  • If the horn sounds, check the wiring to the horn relay for an open circuit or short to the ground.
  • If horn doesn't sound, check the black wiring for an open circuit, if OK, then replace the horn.

All the best,
Ben


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1995 LeSabre: Horn honking randomly. Is there a way to use the existing horn and run a wire to a separate switch to the inside of the car? The cost to replace the switch is too high since it located in...


You can by-pass the horn pad on the steering wheel and install an after-market Horn Button to operate the horn, and you can purchase an after-market Horn Button from most auto part stores for under five dollars, and there are a few different designs that you can choose from.

You will also need enough ground wire to wire the horn button into your vehicle, and most likely a few wire connectors, and that can all be figured out once you actually see the Horn Button that you purchase.

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First locate the turn signal switch wire connector and it should be on the lower right side of the steering column.

Then locate the Horn wire, it will have battery voltage at the wire and when the horn wire is grounded the Horn will operate or sound, and usually GM used a Black wire with an Orange stripe for the Horn wire at the vehicle wire connector for the turn signal switch from the vehicle wire harness, and the wire usually changed to a solid Black wire on the wire connector from the turn signal switch. However that is not always the case, and the wires should be tested to be certain of the Horn wire.

You can connect a test wire to a good ground and quickly make contact with the wire that you are testing and when the Horn sounds then you have found the right wire. (make contact for only a second and do not ground the wires that you are testing for more than a second or you could blow a fuse)

Once you have successfully located the Horn wire, then on the wire connector from the turn signal switch, cut the horn wire about three inches from the wire connector for the turn signal switch. (or at least enough to connect a wire to the cut Horn wire from the turn signal wire connector)

The rest is simple, you just connect one of the wires from the Horn Button to the cut wire from the turn signal wire connector, and then connect the other wire from the Horn Button to a good ground, and then test the operation of the Horn Button, and if the horn is working with the new Horn Button then mount the Horn Button where you want it to be and the job is complete, and you should then have a fully functional horn again.

I have made you a wire diagram to help assist you, but it is only for a referencre and the wire colors might not match, so be sure that you actually test the wires to find the actual wire for the horn. Let me know if you require any further assisance.


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