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98 Cavalier, Horn went on, I had to disconnect the horn itself to stopthe noise. Problem in the steering wheel hub?? Bad Horn switch?? is a new switch available??

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Yes, the problem will probably be a sticking switch. When you remove the steering wheel cover you should be able to see the switch(s). I think your vehicle has two and usually spraying them with an electronic cleaning fluid does the trick.

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