jwood1213

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I'm in the process of trying to figure out why my horn doesn't work. Looking in the engine bay, there are two nonstock horns with wiring from an owner before me. The horn worked prior to the car being dropped off to be painted. When the horn button is pressed down, it does not beep. Also, the alarm that was tied into the horn does not work either. We tried taking off the radiator shroud to find where the wire ran, but no luck. I'm thinking we should see if the horn is even getting power. Does it make more sense to take the horn assembly in the steering wheel apart, or should I find the wire under the hood?
 

Longroof79

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As you said, check to see if you're getting power to the horns. Next, check that the horn(s) are grounded. Check the simplest things first before attacking the horn button. After checking those things first, then check to see if the horn button is grounded. Also, check your fuse.
 

jwood1213

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As you said, check to see if you're getting power to the horns. Next, check that the horn(s) are grounded. Check the simplest things first before attacking the horn button. After checking those things first, then check to see if the horn button is grounded. Also, check your fuse.
Ok thanks. Assuming the issue is the horn button, do I only need to take apart the steering wheel assembly, or does the gauge cluster need to be removed too?
 

Longroof79

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Ok thanks. Assuming the issue is the horn button, do I only need to take apart the steering wheel assembly, or does the gauge cluster need to be removed too?
You shouldn't have to remove the steering wheel. You can simply pop off the horn button. Assuming that your horns were working prior to having the car painted, usually a ground is at fault. Don't forget to check the fuse first.
 

jwood1213

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You shouldn't have to remove the steering wheel. You can simply pop off the horn button. Assuming that your horns were working prior to having the car painted, usually a ground is at fault. Don't forget to check the fuse first.
Lmao I missed this reply, the fuse was the last thing we checked. Thank you so much haha. We’re replacing the ground right now but the wire itself has power
I took the cap off the steering wheel and I’m trying to figure out how it goes back in
 
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