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I need to get my car inspected but the horn does not wk, what could it be?

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Fuse or bad ground wire or bad relay. start with fuse first. then go to horn pull wire off and see if its showing voltage, if not and fuse is good its relay, horn is grounded to mounting screw so make sure its tight.

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