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Car horn trouble

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by GWashington1732, Aug 24, 2020.

  1. GWashington1732

    GWashington1732 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 20, 2009
    A couple of weeks ago, my car horn went bye byes. Fuse is good. One day I hit it while turning to the left and it went off. I thought it was a clock spring but today I leaned on it while it was not turned and it went off. I pressed it and nothing. I held it down and about 5 seconds later "HONK!" I turned rhe wheel and held it down "HONK!". It seems that the horn works fine, there's just a 5-10 second delay between prsssing it and "HONK!" I have no idea what could cause this, but it would be very very good if it was cheaper than a broken clock spring.
  2. bdmicarta

    bdmicarta Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    I don't know what kind of vehicle you have but there is usually a relay involved too.
  3. Mongo


    Nov 5, 2001
    Probably a Ford....
  4. IUKE12


    Nov 25, 2005
    yup, sounds like the relay. I'd check that out first.
  5. GWashington1732

    GWashington1732 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 20, 2009
    It was the relay.

    Unfortunately, it was also the clock spring. It only goes when the wheel is turned left. I guess I'm gonna have to shell out $500. :(
  6. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Get ahold of Red Green, I'm sure he can fixya up for less $$$... ;)
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