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Old 12-19-2013, 09:58 AM
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Horn Issue

Went to autobell the other day for an exterior carwash. Got back home and when I locked the jeep I heard the horn, if you can even call it that. A very weak sound. If you were driving beside me and I honked the horn you probably wouldn't even hear it..

A week later its still not sounding right.

I tried searching the web, couldn't find anything. Not sure where to start troubleshooting. Any ideas guys?
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:39 AM
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Re: Horn Issue

Did you check the connection to the horn? Did you check to see if it is full of water?
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Re: Horn Issue

The horns are hard to get to, both are between the grille and radiator. But the connections do seem intact. I pulled the fuses to see if they are still good and was able to narrow it down to the right horn. It does produce a sound, but very muffled. I can put my ear directly to it. The fuse explanation is backwards in my jeep. The fuse for the left horn is actually the fuse for the right.

Looks like I need to remove the grille, which I think includes removal of the bumper for further inspection/replacement.
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The horns are hard to get to, both are between the grille and radiator. But the connections do seem intact. I pulled the fuses to see if they are still good and was able to narrow it down to the right horn. It does produce a sound, but very muffled. I can put my ear directly to it. The fuse explanation is backwards in my jeep. The fuse for the left horn is actually the fuse for the right.

Looks like I need to remove the grille, which I think includes removal of the bumper for further inspection/replacement.
You may know this, but I realize that quite a few folks on the forum don't, so I'll mention it.

The driver's side (in LHD vehicles) is the left side and the passenger side is the right. In other words, left and right is determined from a position sitting in the car, not facing it.


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Re: Horn Issue

While you've got the bumper cover off, install a good air horn - that'll get the attention of the texting drivers who drift into your lane! I installed this one: Amazon.com: Loud GENUINE Stebel Compact Nautilus Air Horn for Motorcycles, Cars, Trucks, ATVs, and More: Automotive
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Re: Horn Issue

Or get a Train horn.
Nathan AirChime K5LA Model 540 Train Horn Kit
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Re: Horn Issue

I had hella supertones in one of my other cars... make those pedestrians think twice about jumping out in front of you...
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