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Horn not operating

The horns themselves work fine when I direct connect them, the fuse is fine so it may be the steering column contact. How do I get the centre piece off the steering wheel and what do I check out from there?

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  • Michael StLeigh Aug 08, 2008

    NOT a Ford a Jeep Cherokee sport 1998

  • Michael StLeigh Aug 08, 2008

    Part two, how do I get the centre piece off the steering wheel, jeep cherokee 1998,

  • Michael StLeigh Aug 08, 2008

    My first comment said the horns are working fine, I suppose I should have said the horn trumpets.

    The ? is how do I get at the steering column contact ?

  • Michael StLeigh Aug 08, 2008

    Jeep Cherokee Sport 1998.
    Horn doesn't sound.
    Trumpets test out OK
    Fuse is OK.
    To check the steering column contact I need to remove the centre piece, how do I do that and how do I check the contact anyway?

  • Michael StLeigh Aug 09, 2008

    The horn does not operate at all even when turning the wheel.

    Why can't I lift out the centre piece and at least take a look at the contact switch without setting off the airbag? Replaacing the whole airbag system for the sahe of a contact seems somewhat ridiculous.

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You must check the contact switch on the steer wheel.

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It sounds like the switch. Try turning the steering wheel and operating the horn. If it functions intermittently while turning it is could be a short in the relay control wiring circuit inside the steering wheel, pinched horn switch wire under the driver airbag module, or defective horn switch. The switch is molded into the driver airbag Cover. When the driver airbag Cover is pressed, the horn switch makes contact to ground. The ground signal is carried to the horn relay and the horn sounds. The horn switch grounds to the airbag housing. If the switch is faulty the driver airbag module must be replaced. We strongly advise professional service when dealing with the restraint system.

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More tha a steering columns fault it sounds like the horn trumpet faulty, just replace horn trumpet, check
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