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My horn gets the correct voltage but will not work. I've replaced it with a new one but it will only click once when I press the horn button with the adjustment screw set all the way out

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Adjustment screw on the horn?. Voltage at the horn should be the same as across the battery with the horn button pressed. Turn the adjustment screw with someone holding the horn button in the whole time. It should start making a noise which will become louder as the screw is turned in and then softer again as you get past the optimum spot. Adjust to get the loudest volume. When done remember to tighten up the locking nut again. Oh and be careful of the neighbours. Adjusting a horn may cause all manner of projectiles being cast in your direction.

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I am sure the adjustment of the platinum contacts is not set right. Since you mentioned that the voltage is correct, then check for a good ground for the horn. They require a good contact to get enough CURRENT for the electromagnet inside to work. If you hear the click then carefully use a good screw driver to trim . The point where the contacts detach wil generate the diaphragm to vibrate. This will bring about the desired sound. If you are not acheiving this either your winding is faulty or the diaphram is not good. Remove clean and reset. It will work. Hope this helps. Good day

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