so yesterday it rained and nobody informed me of this, so i was sitting at krogers watching my beast get nice and clean on the inside. about a half hour later, the rain slowed down enough for me to hit the road. the jeep started right up. no worries, well beside the few inches of water inside. so i'm coming to work this morning and all of the sudden my horn just starts blaring. i pulled off the road, popped the hood and disconnected my battery. waited a few minutes and reconnected it. as soon as the wire hit the battery, the horn started again. so i disconnected the horn. any ideas?
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There's water inside your steering wheel housing for the horn. If you are lucky your other controls are not wet also. The two areas that do not need to get wet are the steering column and the dash. Other than that everything will dry out and no biggie.
99 XJ Sport
3" Skyjacker lift
31 x 10.50 General Grabbers
Full the fuse for the horn, after it dries out it should stop.
My 97 sport did this when I was younger, the truck was paid off, and I didnt care if it got wet because it was "Water proof"
Long story short, I ended up having your horn issue, the blinker relay issue (Blinker sound x100 on all the time, then the blinkers work normally when activated..really annoying...) and the volume button on my radio was finiky. The steering column and dash are the only things that gotta stay dry, but they MUST stay decently dry I have gotten my 05 stuck in a BAD thunderstorm with no top, and no issues, but you cant do it all the time.
After the horn dries out it will probably be fine but pull the fuse, and if worse comes to worse you will need the horn switch (the button thing inside the steering wheel) and a new clock spring if it got that wet. Be glade your blinker relay didnt decide to take speed. Thats REALLY annoying...
BTW welcome to the Hardcore Jeeper Club (assuming you drove in that rain storm too instead of hiding... )
^ no idea.. keep in mind though on air bag vehicles the air bag can deploy without any power to it.. i've read many write ups for steering wheel replacement for my old car and there are cases where people take off the steering wheel and when they place the steering wheel on the floor facing up (air bag on the bottom) it actually pops out because of the shock.. even if you pull the battery it can still deploy due to a direct shock.
And hopefully the Police or a State Trooper will pull you over and give you a citation for excessive horn blowing............
he is not touching the horn though hmm what was the name of that old movie.. a family is goin on a trip with the cheapest and damaged van ever.. and the horn starts to honk around randomly on its own lol then later i think the granmother dies or something and they put him in a garbage bag and continue with their trip which was to a dance show i think.. lol