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I put a new fuse and the horn just blew continuously. Before the fuse blew I had to stick something in the steering wheel for it to stop. Should I remove the cover on the steering wheel to see if it's stuck or will it damage my steering wheel if I try that?

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It won't damage anything to remove the cover. You may just find that the horn button needs to be replaced, that'd be the most damaging thing, that "URG! No more parts!" feeling!

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