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Coincidentally, everytime I need to use my horn it doesn't work.. But however this only happens occassionally. Although I still wanna know what wrong it it. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. Any ideas?
 

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If somebody tells you to replace the horn relay #53 under the dash it likely won't fix the problem. I and many others have had the same problem. My horns (there are two for the steering wheel horn, under the drivers side of the front bumper)slowly went out over time, it was not the fuse, it was not the horn relay, it was not the clock-spring or the contact surfaces in the steering wheel. Presently there is no current reaching the horns when you push on the steering wheel where there was voltage before. My dealer could not find the problem either. I hope you just have some horns that are simply fizzling out and need replacing otherwise you may end up like me at the moment. Your fuse would not be intermittent, your relay maybe/maybe not. If you find out the cause please update us.
 

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Besides the relays / fuses that Fowveh mentioned, it's very possible it is the start of a short in the ignition switch (or the wiring harness ON the switch).

Switch will run about 45-60.. and is easy to do yourself, the wiring harness will need to be done by a professional and will run about 250-300ish.

A good automotive electronics place could test it for you for very little like mine did.
 

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Have a shop check it out and if it needs to be replaced, purchase a new horn yourself and install it yourself
 

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Oh yeah, I replaced the ignition switch as well. Still no horn.The wires are part of a massive wire bundle in the dash so it is very hard to go through. I'll likely find the beginning to it and run clean new line to the horns and simply bypass the faulty horn lines in the bundle.
 

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Did anyone find a resolution to this?

My horn does not work at all either. I have checked the ground and it has good resistance. I can also hear the relay clicking when the horn is depressed and key is in the ignition and in on position. However, there is no voltage at the horn's connectors when the horn is depressed with the key on. I have not checked the steering wheel contacts, and frankly I don't want to...that doesn't sound like fun.

Any one else get past this one?
 

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While you are at it, mine only works if the car is running or ignition on. Is this right?
 

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I have an update.

I replaced the original relay (not available at local auto parts stores) and that fixed the horn issue!

Mine also does not work unless the key is on. I believe this to be designed behavior because I can hear the relay click when pressing the horn button only with the key on (ok, that was with the old relay when the horn wasn't working). The relay seems to only be energized when the key is on.

I would like to get confirmation on this. How is my daughter supposed to warn anyone if her car is off? Yell loudly?
 

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Oh yeah, I replaced the ignition switch as well. Still no horn.The wires are part of a massive wire bundle in the dash so it is very hard to go through. I'll likely find the beginning to it and run clean new line to the horns and simply bypass the faulty horn lines in the bundle.
Fohveh, don't know if you ever found the issue with this. When I replaced my relay, I could easily see at least one of the wires running to the horns, I believe it was the black/brown(orange/red?) striped wire. You could easily check to see if that wire has a break in it.
 

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Thank you for the reply, at least now I know my bug is "normal" and to keep an air horn in the car in case some one needs to honk with out a key :roflmao:
 
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