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Horn blows if you turn and now it blows continually if you touch the steering wheel

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Go to a scrapyard the steering collem cums owt realy easy and u can keep the same key jst take the barral off

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A friend took the steering wheel/column apart and found the horn wire and it had a tiny cut in it from the metal part of the wheel...taped it and put it back together

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