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Horn not working

No 12v at horn no 12v at horn button where is horn relay and were does 12v come from

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Usually a wire straight from the fuse box, check the fuse box for a blown fuse, if this is not the case, follow the positive wire leading to the horn back to where it hits the wiring harness, it should tie off into another system, such as the interior lighting, radio, or cigarette lighter

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my guess, its a dead horn? both dead?
no actual question asked????????
the fuse is blow? in fuse box, eng. bay box.?
if no power to horn, (voltmeter)
we check power in and out of relay if there is one.
then at the horn button wire, (air bags can kill any mech. defeat them
first if heck bent to fiddly steering column parts in any why)
all this info is convered in in the FSM, get one. or login to alldata dot come. and read it.
here, ill look at yours. now.... a fast look.
ok 2 horns, hi/lo, and 1 relay in the under hood fuse box.
it should be labeled in the box, HORN
the relay can not work if the fuse is blown
or the horn enable line is dead. button.
the button grounds (0v) the relay via wire color lt.green-blu pin a11 on relay. if the a11 is at 12v the fuse is good.
if you push the horn button this A11 goes from 12v to 0v, and the relay energizes (click) and the horns both blow.
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relay
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and fuse power.
not counting wires.
no year stated, so no answer
is this a way question, a how to , or who can , DIY or????
you made a statement, do ask a real question.
if it was mine,
1: check the horn fuse.
2: Id fix it, Id, check voltage at the horn while person 2 hit the button.
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Diagram should be on the inside of the fuse box or relay cluster lid/cover. If Test light has 1 wire and a sharp tip? Yes, but only if you push the horn button too ;-)

My guess is that the horn lost its ground, but you can check this with the light. The horn only beeps when both GROUND and Pos 12v are present. The horn button gives the relay 12v to close, and the relay gives the horn 12v to operate. The ground is always connected.

Connect tester clipwire to 12v source (battery, headlight (has to be on) and touch its tip to metal of car. Does it light? Good. the tester is working and the 12v is a good source.

Touch one of the 2 horn connection or wires (poke it thru the plastic - why tip is sharp). Does it light? Touch the other, does it?

If both light, (1 will be brighter) we can assume the horn coil is good and it is getting a good ground and I was wrong (it happens... but not often). The side that is BRIGHTER is the ground wire side.

Now have someone mash the horn button. Do you hear a tiny click? That is the horn relay. If not, look for the horn relay fuse and replace it. If you DID hear the click, the relay coil is good and is trying to switch 12v to drive the horn.

Now is time to locate and replace the horn fuse or the relay may have bad contacts. Look at the other relay part numbers in the cluster and see if there is a match for the horn one. Swap it out and try the horn.

Hope this all helps. To 'test' the horn, touch the dim side again anf listen for a scratching sound. That is the 12v going thru the tiny bulb in the tester (a resistance) and trying to drive the horn.

Good Luck!

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