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My horn is broken on my 1987 toyota pickup 4x. I cleaned the contacts on the stearing weal and it still doesn't work.

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Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome to the site. Make sure your horn fuse is not blown. If not, you will need to scan the wiring harness. You will need a voltage meter to test the wires. More then likely, you will find the one that has no current. Check for any loose connections and visually check the wires for damage.

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Have you verified that the horn is actually good? They do go bad from time to time. Also the horn itself may have a bad ground. To be clear i am reffering to the actual horn not the parts in the steering column.

Posted on Apr 06, 2011

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