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VW Jetta 98 - When I turn the helm the horn sounds

When I turn the helm the horn sounds

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That sounds like the horn contact ring is faulty. this is mounted underneath the steering wheel and basically conducts the voltage through to the horn switches. had quite a few with the same symptoms and would check this part first. hope this helps

Posted on Jul 23, 2010

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