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Old 03 Dec 2017, 05:34 pm
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Default 2006 Horn Issue

Having trouble getting the horn to work. Replaced the relays and fuses for the instrument cluster, even though they all looked fine. Bought a new horn.

Inspected the wires connecting to the horn. Repaired 1 ground wire


Everything looks fine, It just won't work. Looking for advice to find the fix

with a multimeter when the horn is pushed or in panick mode, and doesn't give any voltage with freshly charged battery. So its got to be wiring right? Can you point me to common failure points, I have looked at the wiring harness that the horn wires are connected to, and can't see any failures. Would ideally not want to re-wire half my car. This horn is the only thing keeping me from getting it licensed right now

If the horn toggle switches in the steering wheel were broken, The panick mode would still toggle the horn on right? Or should I check that?
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Old 03 Dec 2017, 06:26 pm
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The horn sensor switch sends signal to the instrument cluster, then instrument cluster sends signal to the TIPM which sends power to the horns. Pin 10 and 13 on the instrument cluster should have continuity when horn is pressed. This will verify that it is working in the horn circuit between the horn sensor switch and the TIPM.

I would suggest you starting doing a diagnosis rather then throwing parts at it. It can get costly and add up to more than taking it to a qualified auto mechanic who knows how to trace the problem.

Also start posting after each step you make. This will help put you in the right direction.
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Just cut a piece of 10-12 gauge wire to length and run it from the hot post on the battery to the plug ON THE HORN where the connector fits. IF it honks, then the horn is good and you have a wiring problem. If it doesn't honk, then the horn is no good and needs replacing.
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Old 04 Dec 2017, 10:18 am
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would be safer to use a multimeter on the connector and check for continuity. ie: push the horn and watch the switch go from open to close on the screen.

if you do run anything to the battery, use a 5amp fuse within 5" of the battery terminal. i learned the hard way and had a 6 foot length of wire short out about 3 months after i put it in. the entire length of wire turned red hot, filled the car with toxic smoke, and melted everything it touched. wiring, panels, hoses, etc.. luckily i never tighten my battery cables much so i ripped off the road and yanked the negative cable. i learned from my mistake, and i'd like you to as well.
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Old 04 Dec 2017, 10:45 am
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Just cut a piece of 10-12 gauge wire to length and run it from the hot post on the battery to the plug ON THE HORN where the connector fits. IF it honks, then the horn is good and you have a wiring problem. If it doesn't honk, then the horn is no good and needs replacing.
horn is good

and when horn is toggled the wires give no voltage
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Old 04 Dec 2017, 10:54 am
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i believe he means for you to check the continuity of the switch in the horn by checking the wiring from the horn under the dash in the column. you have the switch in the airbag, and the clockspring which is how the wiring connects to the spinning steering wheel. both can go bad.

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but if it worked before the timing belt... both should be fine anyhow.
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Member JoeX posted about a wiring harness that runs over a sharp metal bracket in the link below. It might make sense if the TIPM was moved out of the way to make repairs and the TIPM wires might have gotten damaged.

Horn not working, Fuses not blown... 2008 pt cruiser LX
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Old 05 Dec 2017, 08:38 am
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Yeah, I was just suggesting a test wire, not just running a wire to the horn as a replacement. I've seen many a jumper wire burn up just like Rob said.
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