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Sticking horn button on my 1997 911 (993)

How do I fix the horn button from sticking and sporadically honking on its own on my 1997 911? It is VERY annoying. The air bag is inside so it is a concern for me to mess with this...I do NOT want to disable the horn for safety issues either! Thanks!

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It does it when you turn the steering wheel, right? There's a gasket material that is deficient and allowing the circuit to complete; thus the horn engages. On my 97 I chose to pay a mechanic due to the location of the air bag.

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Hi Friend,
AS u suggest u place the Horn in the Car.By replace the clock-spring ribbon contact under the

steering wheel, that is the problem, u have lost the connection due to a broken ribbon contact.


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