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1996 stratus.. when i press the horn , i can hear the relay click, but the horn does not sound. I put a volt meter on the connector, reading is 12 volts.

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  • runner123020 May 15, 2010

    bought a new relay and horn.. The horn works when I giggle the wires. So does that I means I have a short or a bad ground. If so, how to i detect that it has a short?

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If the connector is getting power but the horn aint sounding seems like the horn may need changing.... to verify this,,

1.) remove the horn

2.) connect the horn directly to your battery if nothing then change it,, if you hear something then

a.) reconnect the horn to the connector but from the ground, connect a wire from that directly to your cars body,,

b.) change relay..

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  • runner123020 May 15, 2010

    I bought a new relay and horn.. The horn works when I giggle the wires. So does that I means I have a short or a bad ground. If so, how to i detect that it has a short?

  • Rishi Roshan Ali May 15, 2010

    just use the positive from the connector and connect a ground from the horn to the car body..

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