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Intermittent horn Horn works intermittently. Has been OK for a few days, but now gone again.

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Any of you know if horn on the city is located under front fairing? Thanks

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Sounds like a serious drain. First, fully recharge the battery, a new one should survive. By the way, disconnect the negative terminal until you get this all resolved...

So, charged battery, fluid up. connect the battery and measure the voltage at it's terminals. Start the bike and measure voltage again. Running, at 1500 to 2400 rpm, and lights off, you need 13.8 to 14.2 volts. I bet that you may not see much of an increase.

Turn off engine, everything off, Disconnect the negative battery terminal, and put a test light in series. Does it light, if so, start probing where something is grounded. On Bikes, that is often the diodes in the charging system. That is one of the first things to disconnect and check test light at the battery... (to be clear: in series means that the test light connects to the removed negative wire, and the test light's grounding end goes to the battery. It completes the circuit.)
Keep moving and disconnecting until you have no light at the battery test light...

Another way of measurement is to remove negative battery cable and connect the leads of a voltmeter to batt terminal and negative wire.

This is the process to get what is happening. When a charging system diode fails, (diode is a one way "valve" for electricity, allowing current to move in one direction, but not the other) the power runs right to ground through a failed diode or two. They just fail eventually.

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SOURCE: the horn not working dt250, have power to wire at

Yes the horn should sound when connected directly to a power 6volt dc power supply like a battery, the power supply to the horn on a dt250 is the same supply as the brake light and indicator relay, the supply is constant when the ignition is on, the horn button then completes the circuit by earthing the horn out when pressed, simple test on the bike connect live wire to horn, using a length of wire earth out the other pole on the horn to a clean part of the frame, and the horn should sound

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nope, easy to check horn. put 12 volts to it, work? wire issue, no horn bad
try tapping on it

Posted on Jun 04, 2011

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As in most electrical problems, it would be required to do a bit of tracing/diagnosis to determine which is at fault. Most automotive horn system works on the same basic design. A switch in the steering wheel that energizes the horn relay that in turn powers the horn(s). A self activating horn could be caused by:
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Basing on the above possibilities, diagnostic/corrective action would involve:
a. tapping on the steering wheel (not the horn button) to see if jarring it would activate the horn, if yes then the problem is with the horn switch and often cleaning the inside/contact points of the switch should be corrective;
b. tapping the horn relay with the handle of a screwdriver to determine if jarring it would activate the horn, if yes then the problem is with the horn relay which of course would need replacement;
c. the wiring would be a bit more complicated if not time consuming. It would be necessary to wiggle the wires coming from the steering wheel/column to the main harness, to the fuse/relay bank finally to the horn to check at which point the trouble would resurface. Taping any exposed/bare/scraped wire would be corrective. It should be noted that the steering horn switch often would be "to ground" meaning the horn switch is switching the horn relay by providing the negative path, the relay is constantly supplied with B+12.

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Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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