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I have a 97 Nissan Pickup the horn blows sometimes when turning the wheel how can I fix it?

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I have the same problem right now. a friend of mine said to find out how to deal with the airbag first. he said that something is probably loose inside of there. there are precautions when removing the airbag since it can kill you. anyways, this is what i found while looking around. havent tried it yet, but i hope it helps. im a little tired of being flipped off every so often, lol.
If you are not really mechanical I would be hesitant since the horn button is embedded in the airbag cover. But, I take no liability here.

Disconnect the battery first.
Then take out the airbag fuse.
Then, under the dash on the driver's side unplug the yellow connector to the airbag.
Then, remove the covers on the back of the steering wheel and the two bolts that cover it.
Do not get on the operating end of the airbag when you remove it and hold it away from you and anyone else in the area.
Now, set it down, face up and you can get to what you need.

Posted on Aug 17, 2010

  • nizwiz Nov 03, 2010

    Disconnect the battery and remove the drivers side airbag module (There are plastic covers on each side of the steering wheel and behind those covers you will find tamper proof torx bolts which you remove ) Inside of the steering wheel you will see a chunk of rubber coated metal which used to be attached to the wheel and has now broken loose and is grounding your horn this was a vibration dampner pitch it in the trash!

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