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Horn won't work. bad grounding connection on steering wheel.

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Take cap off center of steering wheel and look for worn or broken parts , lubricate

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You hear clicking at horns, and not the relay? Maybe the horns went bad, or maybe you need to check and clean the connections there.
Don\'t know why the cab light went dim, unless the horn wire was trying to make contact?
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