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The horn on my 1998 malibu wont stop honking relay replaced and still doing it...should I replaced the steering wheel colomn...think the spring is broken...

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I would ask a mechanic about this as you could cause more problems if you get into this mess of wires and will cost you more in the long run. He should not charge just to answer a question.

Posted on Apr 10, 2015

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SOURCE: How can I disconnect the horn on a 2000 chevy

Just take out the horn fuse. Your Horn Pad is bad.

Posted on May 14, 2010

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SOURCE: Broken Horn won't *******- 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

Hi. If your airbag has not deployed, you don't have to replace it. The airbag may have to be removed to get at the horn circuit. Try taking it to an independent auto repair place. I'll be willing to bet that they'll give you a better price for the repair. Good luck! ricardok45

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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SOURCE: 99 malibu horn honks shifting into D or R

wires from the horn run down the steering column and pass the area where the shift linkage is also in the column. its either a loose wire, or a chafted wire inside the column. Be VERY careful working on this if you have airbags. they must be disarmed before you work on the column.

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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SOURCE: 97 Jetta GLS - Horn honks when I turn the wheel to the left

sounds like there is something in the wrong place in the horn button. it makes contact when you turn left just as if you had pushed the horn button. i wonder does your airbag light ever come on, i mean not just in the startup sequence, that's normal. probably you need to take the horn button part of the steering wheel apart and get things back in the right place or maybe replace some parts, but because of the airbag being right there too it's not something i would recommend that you do yourself. accidentally setting off an airbag is not a good thing.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 Tahoe Horn broken

You can remove the horn relay and use a Ohm meter and check the resistance between the horn relay connector terminal No. 86 (Black Wire) and ground. If the ohms are less then 5 ohms replace the horn relay. There are a lot more tests but as Polarcycle states you can do what he suggested other then I believe you have two horns in this vehicle.

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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