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Old 11-01-2012, 04:24 PM
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I adjusted my steering wheel and it appears that something is wrong because the horn won't sound now. It may have been from something else (you don't blow your horn every day) but I checked the fuse and it's good.

Does anyone have any other ideas?

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Old 11-02-2012, 01:50 AM
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Hi.. Had the same prob and found that there was a dry solder joint in the K40 relay. Good instructions an how to on youtube and its the second relay from the end (Once you have the relay opened). Hope this helps?
 
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:34 AM
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I checked the fuses, the K40 relay and pretty much everything else I could think of. Is there a connection in the steering column that could come loose. Is there a way to open the housing around the steering wheel?
 
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:19 AM
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I pulled the dash and found the "ribbon cable". there doesn't seem to be any issue with it. I pulled the grille and both horns are connected. I don't know where else to go. Does anyone have a diy on how to get to the buttons in the steering wheel. Do i need to disconnect the battery to prevent the air bag from going off.
 
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by roboteacher View Post
I pulled the dash and found the "ribbon cable". there doesn't seem to be any issue with it. I pulled the grille and both horns are connected. I don't know where else to go. Does anyone have a diy on how to get to the buttons in the steering wheel. Do i need to disconnect the battery to prevent the air bag from going off.
yes you should disconnect the battery but you dont have to. you will get and srs light though. from my experience the problem is usually a wiring issue i would check for 12 volts at the horns and see if you get 12 volts when operating the horn. usually the problem is not in the column, but ofcourse its possible. you have to remove the airbag whish is 2 torx at the back of the wheel. youll need the proper tool to access them. i would first double check other stuff before tearing apart the column. because the column can just cause you more problems i dont recommend going in there.
 
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:06 AM
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This is almost embarrasing. It was both horns. Who would think that both horns would go at the same time. A quick trip to Autozone and $38.00 later ... HONK!

Sorry but at least this may be a lesson to check the obvious sometimes.
 
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:13 PM
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Get one of those bumber stickers that says, "Horn broken, watch for finger!"
 
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