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Horn quit working... any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by eltaco, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Jun 9, 2010 at 5:35 PM
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    eltaco

    eltaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Let me start this off by saying whatever happened was self-inflicted.

    The other night I was builting a bracket for my new offroad lights to go behind the grille. I took the horns off and removed them from their respective connectors. I had to drive home that night and didn't even think about the fact that the horns must have power at all times, so I didn't put them back on before my return home.

    Fast forward a couple of days and my light bracket and lights are installed. I relocated the horns and went to try them... nothing.

    I just went to check the fuses, but it's absolutely pouring outside. I found a 10A fuse under the hood that was labeled "horn". The fuse looked fine, but I replaced it anyways, which hasn't helped my situation. Is there another fuse that I need to be looking for?

    The connectors only go into the horns one way. I tried swapping horns/connectors, but that didn't help, either.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated!
     
  2. Jun 9, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    topgun155

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    You made sure to hook them up right. They were plugged in and screwed to something. I know that they ground out the metal bracket, if that isn't properly grounded they don't work.
     
  3. Jun 9, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    98tacoma27

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  4. Jun 9, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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  5. Jun 9, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    eltaco

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    Thanks, that is exactly what is going on then.

    I'll fix that issue right away!
     
  6. Jun 9, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    tacomakid96

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    Hit it with a hammer if that doesnt work
     
  7. Jun 9, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    JimBeam

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    the easy solution is to keep your window rolled down and just yell HONK out your window as loud as possible
     
  8. Jun 9, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    The BFH is always Plan B.

    That's day-1 stuff.
     
  9. Jun 11, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    jassco

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    I had the ground issue when I moved my horn for grillcraft install. It scared me at first when I needed to use it and had nothing.
     
  10. Jun 11, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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