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Horn not working on 10 reg suzuki swift,how do i remove cover on steering wheel

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Check the horn fuse first? if not why not? fuses are always first.
reg 10 is UK only code for 2000 year,
and all cars have air bags, and im sad posters here dont say
do not monkey that horn , or risk getting killed when the bag explodes and you are there 12 inches or less 30CM
dig? why not buy the FSM. and read the horn repair chapter
it has all those warnings, and how to defeat the bags first
on some cars , pull battery neg lug, for 1hr, then work.
and point 2 why not diagnose the car front to horn switch first.
avoiding the kill zone, see? is this clear?
so lets do that. ( I have no schematics for UK cars) im in usa.
ok mate,(ship mate?) here in usa a mate is wife. so no kisses.....

clean the horn ground first.
the horn, put any voltmeter made, ever.
measure, the horn to wire to ground.
(does horn work in UK , key off?) if not key on.
then have wife mate, hit horn button.
then you see 12vdc across the horn.
from body metal to horn hot term.
ok 12v, horn bad or ground rusty.

no ok , i get 0vdc honking,
so find the horn relay, omg, car has 2 horns and both are dead.
must be the relay, so we check the relay, a very old
Jules Vern idea, no?
a coil and contactor, (like seen in Frankenstein movies ) only smaller. Its just a relay , some have them other cars not. (look)
it's got 4 pins.
2 are coil.
2 are contactor (a simple switches, normally open0

no schematics, but you can get one , at Suzuki parts any time.

i put the meter on the 2 coil pins (across we say)
horn button pushed, got 12vdc , relay is bad.
horn pushed, 0v at coil , horn button or worse the freak'n air back coil spring is bad. ($$$$$$) &- risky.

i will not attempt to tell you, how to fix the button, or coil spring,
as that varies by model and year, and country, (laws)
and is risky,
see all those air bag recalls. ever wonder why,
and 10x that for mechanics with zero training,
and 100x on electric cars.


all tests with meter on 20vdc range, and black lead at battery must lug or at body steel metal . (scrap to get clean metal)


the air bad coil spring.
this device allows many signals (wire) to pass from body of car to steering and not break, after all wheel turns 360 degr. easy.
some cars are insane complex (radio buttons on wheel, yah)
this device many pass (will) air bag deploy wires (boom die)
and horn and xxxxx, (Read the FSM factory service manual and stop guessing)
and win.


be safe.! 1st.


Posted on Dec 09, 2014

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    no edit box suz. " BAG coil spring is bad.

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    air bag coil spring.

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    _-__-___-_ Dec 09, 2014

    clock spring, or it can be just a bad wire. we use the DMM meter to find true cause and not replace expensive parts, for no gain.

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    http://autorepair.answers.com/safety/air...

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    the clock (coil) spring can be very complex.

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    _-__-___-_ Dec 10, 2014

    now you tell that? wow.... oh its crashed. sigh

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One assumes you have checked the fusebox as a first resort.the horn mech is on tiny springs so don't just rip off the airbag to see if this is where the fault might be.the wiring loom from the horn or even the alarm which has been deactivated can silence some horns.

Posted on Dec 08, 2014

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    Alan Wright Dec 08, 2014

    Thankyou John for your help,I will try again whith the info you have given me. By the way ,I did check fuse first, Thanks again mate.

  • john cordey
    john cordey Dec 08, 2014

    One other thought, run wires off battery directly to horn to see if it

    works with bypass.then you know the problem lies in the circuitry between supply and delivery.

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If the car is consists of airbag than it is quiet diificult ask for proffessional and if it is free of airbag system than just pull out cover of suzuki s logo cover and after that u will find the terminals they were full of rust remove that rust and press the horn again u find it k

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