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horn wont work by MarkJPana
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Report this Post12-05-2003 02:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MarkJPanaClick Here to Email MarkJPanaSend a Private Message to MarkJPanaDirect Link to This Post
any ideas on why the horn wouldnt work, the column that i have uses the manual one and im trying to get it to work with an electrical grounding method. what can i do, i need to be able to pass inspection soon

anyone ever rig up their own horn, could u tell me how u did it?

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Report this Post12-05-2003 02:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Street&Strip PerformanceClick Here to Email Street&Strip PerformanceSend a Private Message to Street&Strip PerformanceDirect Link to This Post
Does your radio work? Is the radio fuse in the fuse block blown? It's connected in with the radio, cigarette lighter and I think the interior lights under the dash by the doors.

Another thing is to make sure the horn is put together properly. I switched my steering wheel from the 4 spoke econo-wheel(wire for the horn) to the '84 3 spoke(manual striker for horn) and I didn't put the spring in the proper place and my horn wouldn't work.

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Report this Post12-05-2003 02:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MarkJPanaClick Here to Email MarkJPanaSend a Private Message to MarkJPanaDirect Link to This Post
the fuse is good, but inside the horn there is a white surround peice, but mine is a little broken it seems, but i dont think it would really affect the usage of the horn
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Originally posted by MarkJPana:

any ideas on why the horn wouldnt work, the column that i have uses the manual one and im trying to get it to work with an electrical grounding method. what can i do, i need to be able to pass inspection soon

anyone ever rig up their own horn, could u tell me how u did it?

thanks
~Mark

If I had to rig one, I'd just run a hot wire to a button mounted somewhere on the dash...then run from the button to the horn, and from the horn to ground (anywhere on the frame)

What is the condition of the horn itself? Is it grounded properly? I'd have someone push the button on the wheel while I had a voltmeter on the wire that plugs into the horn to see if it's getting juice at that point.

good luck

BTW....they check your horn during inspection?

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Report this Post12-05-2003 02:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KissMySSFieroClick Here to Email KissMySSFieroSend a Private Message to KissMySSFieroDirect Link to This Post
oh no. Sounds to me like you Blew your horn. hahahaha, Im too much for myself.

seriously, Did the horn work before changing the column? What do you mean by your column uses a manual one? Did your horn ever work?

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Report this Post12-05-2003 06:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MarkJPanaClick Here to Email MarkJPanaSend a Private Message to MarkJPanaDirect Link to This Post
the horn did not work the manual meaning i had the pushbutton in the center, not the side buttons.

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It can be a few things (i.e. horn button contact ring, fuse, relay, or even the horn itself). I start by unplugging the horn itself and use a voltmeter to see if power is getting to the unit when the horn button is pressed. If not, then start tracing backwords.
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Report this Post12-05-2003 07:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for madcurlClick Here to Email madcurlSend a Private Message to madcurlDirect Link to This Post
check the fuse on the passenger side first!
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Report this Post12-05-2003 09:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KentoClick Here to Email KentoSend a Private Message to KentoDirect Link to This Post
OK Im sorry ahead of time..can not believe this has not been done yet.

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Report this Post12-05-2003 11:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TBKClick Here to visit TBK's HomePageSend a Private Message to TBKDirect Link to This Post
I had a similiar problem. No blown fuse, but still no horn. I took a long wire, ran it from the battery positive and touched the terminals on the trumpets. Both trumpets worked, so I knew it wasn't them. I started to trace them, first starting at the horn button itself.

I had been told there would be a "clicking" sound whenever I pushed the horn button if power was making the ciruit, but stopped around the trumpet area....I had no clicking noise.

I removed the "push" pin which makes contact (it looks like a nail with a blunt tip) and I made a positive connection with a bolt. (This is hard to explain, but easy to see once you rip off the horn button in the steering wheel). The horn worked. I ended up taking a concrete nail and cut off the tip with a dremel; I now have a working horn.

I am not sure why this pin was too short, but it might be your problem too.

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Report this Post12-06-2003 07:42 AM Click Here to See the Profile for MarkJPanaClick Here to Email MarkJPanaSend a Private Message to MarkJPanaDirect Link to This Post
 
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OK Im sorry ahead of time..can not believe this has not been done yet.

i had that sticker on my first fiero! ahhaha too good

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