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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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I also had this problem along with a clunk sound when I turn my steering wheel. After disconnecting the battery for 30 min I proceeded to take off the 3 small covers on my steering wheel and then take off the 2 bolts that hold my airbag on. What I found was what looks to be a piece of metal the used to be attached to 3 small rubber pillars that went to a small thin piece of metal that was screwed into the steering wheel housing that had all 3 of the rubber pillars broken and big metal piece was just flopping around inside the steering wheel causing the horn to go off when I turned. No one can tell me what this part is so I just removed it and put it back together and every thing seems to be working fine now. It did not seem to have any thing to do with the Airbag as the airbag came off in 1 piece. It has been suggested to me that it was some sort of balancing weight for the steering wheel. Even the Nissan dealer could not tell me what it was. Any ways it seems fine with out it. DW

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at times the problem was because the wheel was locked and turned too far over. with key in ignition and "turning" it as if your starting the car, give it a nice **** in the opposite direction. this sometimes fixed the problem but was not a solution.

then a friend mentioned that you have to insert the key into the ignition and then you pull it back out JUST A LITTLE BIT, i repeat, A LITTLE BIT. if you do this slowly you should feel it "unlock".
(i dont recall if he mentioned that this was on all cars up to a certain year or just on Nissan's.)


hope this helps!!

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