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Horn Relay replaced multiple times in a few months

So my horn started slowly dying, i noticed, as i clicked my car to lock. It got weaker and weaker until it stopped working. That was about 4 months ago, I thought it was the horn so i took it out and tested it, it works fine. The relay was clicking, so i replaced it. Worked great for about a month. This same circle of events has been going on for about four months, and i'm done spending the $13 Autozone is charging for this stupid relay. What is/can be the cause of this? Surely it's not the horn itself frying relays left and right, i barely use the thing! The horn FUSE is fine, never blown, the recommended 15A. Is there something else connected to this relay that I'm missing? I suppose not since it says "horn" on the label and all the wiring diagrams I've found a practically a straight path from wheel to horn.
So, my question, why does this repeatedly keep happening? Thanks!

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Actually you use the horn relay a lot! At least 3 times every time you get lock/unlock your car (6 toots, 2 toots for lock and 1 for unlock right?) ... You just said: "as i clicked my car to lock. It got weaker and weaker until it stopped working" Buy a different brand relay (preferably one not made in China, pay more) and don't expect they WILL last a long time the horns take a lot of power and they have a very dirty feedback to the relay un-like lights. You can dis-able the toots by reading your owners manual.

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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