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Old 10-20-2006, 10:45 PM   #1
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Horn doesn't work!

It's been an off and on thing, but now it stays mostly off or has a very anemic cough when I press the steering wheel horn button. Should I replace the horn anyway and see if that's it, or could there be something more sinister going on? I also want to add a horn that goes "oogaa"! That will have a separate button, and I'll do it later. Has anyone had the horn go out on them?
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:28 PM   #2
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Bad ground.

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Old 10-20-2006, 11:50 PM   #3
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Bad ground.

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bad ground, low voltage, poor hot connection, poor connection through switch, weak or bad horn relay, weak battery, weak generator, [alternator] water ingestion in horn, or just a old worn out horn.

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Old 10-21-2006, 07:56 AM   #4
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Intermittent problems are mostly electrical. Check your connections, clean off the corrosion at the terminals and I bet your horn honks like a Canada Goose again.
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Old 10-21-2006, 08:09 AM   #5
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bad ground, low voltage, poor hot connection, poor connection through switch, weak or bad horn relay, weak battery, weak generator, [alternator] water ingestion in horn, or just a old worn out horn.

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Old 10-21-2006, 08:13 AM   #6
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The thread title makes me think of my favorite two bumper stickers

"Horn broke, watch for finger" and "Keep Honking! I am reloading"

Not that these will help you fix your horn...

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replaced mine one went bad sounded like a sick cow..now I have 135 decibel horns. wakes up the dead..
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...................... So you're the one who woke me up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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