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1995 volvo. Brand new battery. Car wouldnt start but radio and lights come on. Car finally started after an hour and the horn continuosly honks. Cant get it to stop honking unless turn car off.

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Definitely a short to ground somewhere. You can start unplugging some fuses to see which circuit is at fault. When you get to the right fuse, your issues should cease, but now you will need a schematic for the wiring to see what that fuse supplies. Then you will need to go to every device that is now not working since you unplugged the fuse and disarm them one at a time and replace that fuse and see if the symptoms still exists. If the problem with the horn goes away, you have two choices...if the device isn't that important, leave it disarmed, or if it is important...replace that part or look for a bad connector or both and you should be back into business. When you have a short to ground sometimes it is on the hot side of the fuse box which take a toll on the battery.

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