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VW Jetta98 horn start honking whe I turn the helm.

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I had this same problem on my 99 Jetta. There is a copper contact ring on the steering wheel and brushes on the steering column that allows electrical contact between the wheel and steering column for the horn. I found that there was a copper screw that had backed out and was shorting against the contact ring when I turned the wheel. You should be able to see it if you look at the gap between the wheel and column. I had to remove the steering wheel to get to the head of the screw so I could tighten it back down. In order to remove the steering wheel, you'll have to remove the airbag; something that I was nervous about. I did an online search for "how to remove airbag on Mk III Jetta" and came up with step-by-step instructions. The whole task took me about 1/2 an hour once I found out what I had to do.

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