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Old 07-13-2019
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Default Misbehaving Horn

I guess there is a short somewhere but before I start I need to ask the WOG, says the person that never forgets my misadventures.
The symptoms: when I use my turn signal indicator for a right turn the dang horn sounds. And the result is that a lot of folks evidently feel very strongly that I’m a number 1 driver.
Any suggestions or advice before I proceed?
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I guess there is a short somewhere but before I start I need to ask the WOG, says the person that never forgets my misadventures.
The symptoms: when I use my turn signal indicator for a right turn the dang horn sounds. And the result is that a lot of folks evidently feel very strongly that I’m a number 1 driver.
Any suggestions or advice before I proceed?
THANKS
Make only left turns...
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Sounds like the turn signal mechanism is brushing against the horn wire and somehow grounding it. The horn wire is grounded to sound the horn.
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pull off the horn button , and check out the wire, usually yellow,
don't let it fall down the Rabbit hole
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I second Bill's suggestion. I had the wire break off the terminal and short to ground in a campground one fine morning. I eventually pulled the fuse to get it to be quiet and didn't find and repair the loose wire until after I got home. BTW, if the electric horn is stuck on switching to the air horn makes the problem worse...
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This sounds like an awesome practical joke. Thanks!
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My neighbors in the adjoining campsites at 7:00 AM were not amused.


The wire broke due to stresses caused by screwing/unscrewing the bezel so that I could use the telescoping feature of the steering wheel.
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I would say it is not a joke, same thing happened to me, only it was the bus alarm horn and the alarm was turned off. Mine was the ground on the front panel. One wire grounds everything hooked to the panel. I tighted the screw and added another gound.
First pic, white wire, screw with red paint on right end, Screw was loose, goes into sq tubing behind.
Second pic, added another wire, Black.

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The design of the horn ground wire, under the horn button, gets messed-up,
when using the telescoping steering wheel option too often.
Up/down is not good , set it and forget it.
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