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Ryan W
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12/02/2004
17:22:29

Subject: Horn problems
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Here is what happened. Some guy almost backed into me so i pushed the horn and it stuck on blairing away. I pushed it again and it still kept blairing. So then I hit it harder and the horn went off. Never to work again. Niether horn button works. I checked all of the fuses under the dash and they all look good. (I checked all of them since I lost my manual) Since people notice a horn much more than they do my hand gestures, i would really like to get it fixed.

Any ideas what I should check next? And does anyone know which fuse is for the horn?

'96 3.9 CC 4wd

Thank you!



mikec041
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12/02/2004
21:13:15

RE: Horn problems
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That sounds more like the relay not a fuse.

Relay usually is located in your fuse panel



Sorry i can't help more.



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12/03/2004
21:27:22

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relay is in black box under hood with other relay's and fuses.



Chris
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12/03/2004
21:32:14

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umm yea the black box is the fuse panel lol.



Ryan W
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12/04/2004
07:35:50

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I have looked in the relay/fuse box under the hood and the horn is not listed on the cover. Do you know which one it is? How do I test a relay? And can I jump the relay sockets to test the rest of the system?

Thank you for all of your help,

Ryan



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12/04/2004
19:11:57

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My 04 QC has 2 "fuse blocks" (that i've found)
1 under hood the other on side of dash.

My wifes 99 Grand cherokee has 2 fuse/relays panels 1 in dash 1 under hood plus a relay center you need to remove lower half of dash around stearing column to find, My old 93 grand cherokee had relays hidden under a plastic cover in glove box.(super secret locations)




Ryan W
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12/07/2004
16:48:33

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Thank you,

You were right plus there was another problem. The horn relay that was in there was not working, when I took off the relay cover and manually pressed the connection together the horn worked. But when i tested the two ends of the winding there was no connection. So I replaced the relay and the horn still didn't work. After I pulled the horn "buttons" apart I found out that the steering column was not grounded anymore and that is why the button did not work. I added a new grounding wire to the steering column and now the horn works perfectly. What is the chance that the relay and the steering column ground would fail at the same time? Is there nothing else grounded to the column?

Thanks for your help,

Ryan



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12/08/2004
18:50:11

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Chris:
I don't know about your truck but mine has a FUSE PANEL in the very left end of the dash and is covered by the door when it is closed, the RELAY AND POWER DISTRIBUTION BOX under the hood is what I was refering too, NOT the FUSE PANEL.



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8/03/2005
12:01:44

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Thanks for the info on the horn , my problem was no horn after replacing the a/c evaporator, i had no wiring diagrams on this after checking fuses and horn , i seen your post and checked steering ground and that was it,ran a jumper wire and its now fixed ,with ease. Thank you very much.....SR



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