Question about 1998 Mercury Tracer
Where is it on the car and does someone have a wiring diagram. And where is the horn loacated?
SOURCE: 1998 S10 Chevy Horn not working
You most likely need a new clock spring rotating contact under the steering wheel, it is a plastic ribbon with wire in it to connect the horn button and other accessories to the steering wheel while allowing the wheel to turn.
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
hi not aware of whether or not you solved horn problem? ie location but for info you will find horn just in front of the crossmember in front of radiator (where the bonnet closes onto ) horn is on the nearside looks like a disc secured by a nut+washer it has a plug on wire connector ps these horns are prone to fault but you might try tapping the horn gently with horn operated/pressed you can purchase a more reliable wind tone/horn and fitto same bracket and replace the terminalplug to connectors for new type easy diy check E BAY for hornes on car accessories ? hope this helps?
Posted on Oct 21, 2008
no/ you have 2 horns your right about that but its one wire connector for each horn usually one horn on the right and the other on the left/ the horns should be slide in connector and if he cut them for one doesnt seem right/ I bet that was the problem he tried using the same wire from the original horns when he kind of grounded the horn so it would not work / but there is only one wire per horn/ Please rate my response/ Thank you very much
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
The horn switch provides a ground. If you have no voltage at the horn wire, inside the steering whel, I would suspect a bad spiral cable, or clockspring under the steering wheel.
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
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.
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
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