How To Fix A Dead Horn
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A horn is a vital portion of your car's safety features. It is an extremely efficient warning system and it can help to prevent accidents before they happen.
Just like a broken taillight, your broken horn should be fixed or replaced immediately so you can avoid any trouble.
The first thing to check for is damage. If your steering wheel unit is damaged by force or trauma, it is likely that something internal is broken and it will
usually warrant a replacement. Physical damages will usually require more than just a quick fix.
In the steps it takes to determine what is wrong with your car horn, you must eliminate factors one by one. By checking if your horn itself actually works, you
save the trouble of opening up your fuse box and checking all of the individual wiring. In this case, you need to look in your owner's manual to see how to bypass
the fuse. By hooking your car's horn up to the battery directly, you can determine if the horn still works or if the fuse is busted.
A relay malfunction may also be a possibility. A relay is a switch inside of your car that determines the power function of something working or not. If your relay
is malfunctioning and is somehow turned off, then you may need to replace it.
It is likely that your car horn is broken because the fuse connecting the horn to your battery is either disconnected or burnt out. Check your vehicle's manual
because each vehicle has a different approach for reaching the actual button that makes the car horn sound. After you have decided that you would like to check
the wiring behind your steering wheel, you must look in your fuse box. The fuse box holds almost all of the important wiring that delegates whether your peripherals
work or not. You will once again need your owner's manual for this because you will need to find where your fuse box is located (most likely somewhere under your
steering wheel on the lower portion of the dash). It is impossible to determine which fuse is the horn's fuse without testing a bunch of wires.
Once you have determined which of the above parts has a problem, you will most likely need to head to the auto parts shop to find a replacement. If there isn't a
parts problem, then the problem lies with the connection.