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Old 06-03-2007, 08:40 AM   #1
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stupid horn!!!

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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Old 06-03-2007, 09:49 AM   #2
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Um..... don't leave it out in the rain with the top down? just a thought

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Old 06-03-2007, 10:08 AM   #3
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x3 lol

ive done it many times.. and never had this problem =X
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:24 AM   #5
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So do you have to worry when you get some rain on it? With the great weather in Indiana!!
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:56 AM   #6
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Do you have an alarm system?
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:29 AM   #7
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:43 AM   #8
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If you have an alarm the brain could be fried making it stay on. I would start by trying to find a realy or something that controls the horn.
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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.
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Old 06-03-2007, 01:02 PM   #10
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If you have an alarm the brain could be fried making it stay on. I would start by trying to find a realy or something that controls the horn.
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Old 06-03-2007, 01:41 PM   #11
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so what should i do? just wait it out and see what happens.
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Naw, drive it with the horn blasting all along the way. People probably deserve to have you blowing at them anyway!!!
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Had this happen a couple times to me here also. Kind of annoying, but once it dried out everything was fine.
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Old 06-03-2007, 03:14 PM   #14
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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...

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Old 06-03-2007, 03:18 PM   #15
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You can either wait for the water to dry up inside the horn button or flush it out with WD-40 which will get rid of the water.
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Old 06-03-2007, 03:27 PM   #16
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how do you get to the horn button?
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Old 06-03-2007, 03:50 PM   #17
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^ 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.
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Naw, drive it with the horn blasting all along the way. People probably deserve to have you blowing at them anyway!!!
LOLOLOLOLOL

And hopefully the Police or a State Trooper will pull you over and give you a citation for excessive horn blowing............
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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
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Little Miss Sunshine...

I was forced to watch it by my mean 4'11 90lb GF... I think there was an old movie with a possessed horn too. Cannot remember what it was though.
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Little Miss Sunshine...
This is it its funny as hell

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