Horn doesn't work

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Old 12-09-03, 07:14 AM
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Question Horn doesn't work

Can anyone suggest ways to fix my horn on my 1991 Toyota Camry?
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Old 12-09-03, 07:50 AM
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1st step is to get a test light, ground the - clip, and put the point in to the wire connector for the horn(s).
Try to "blow the horn)
If the test light lights you need a new horn,Or you have a bad ground at the horn, or try hitting the horn with a hammer.
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Old 12-09-03, 08:18 AM
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Thanks for the response. I have a voltmeter. Is that a test light? I have looked at the horn near the radiator? Are there 2 speaker like disks about 4 inch diameters? Is that where the wire connector is?
I haven't looked at it lately so I may be imagining the description.
 
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Old 12-09-03, 08:30 AM
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I have a voltmeter. Is that a test light?
NO, Its a voltmeter! LOL
That will work.
Set it to DC volts, 20 volt scale.

There Are there 2 speaker like disks about 4 inch diameters? Is that where the wire connector is?
That sounds like them. Pull 1 of the wires off and hook the + side of the volt meter to that and the - to the battery ground.

Might have a problem with the "brush"contact in the steering wheel too, but the 1st thing is to check for voltage to the horns when you "blow the horn"

See if there is a fuse for the horn too. Should be a chart on or near the fuse panel.
 
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Old 12-09-03, 08:48 AM
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Tony, thanks for the info. I will try those things in the next day or 2 and I'll let you know what I find.
 
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Old 12-09-03, 04:29 PM
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Have you checked the fuse for the horn?
 
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Old 12-10-03, 07:26 AM
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I haven't checked anything yet but do I need to look at any of the fuses under the hood or would it be in the box near the steering wheel?
David
 
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Old 12-10-03, 02:47 PM
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Most likely the ones inside the car,where's toyotaman when you need him?
 
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Here I am!

It's the Haz-Horn fuse located under the hood
 
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Old 12-16-03, 07:51 AM
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I tried to test the wires at the horns but I don't think I did it right. I stuck the red into the wire clip (that attaches to the horn) and touched the black to the neg on the battery. I didn't get any result. I did the same thing on the other horn and nothing. My son was pushing the horn on while I did the test. At some point I got a little shock and then assumed I was getting juice. I removed the horns and went to a junk yard. I put 2 different horns in and still nothing! (They didn't make me buy them, maybe cause I bought a couple of lights).
When I push on the horn in the car I hear a click near the glove box. I guess thats maybe where the relay? is located.
I checked the fuse-it looked good and it also works the hazards and they are working fine.
I would like to test the wires to the horns with my voltmeter.
Please help.
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David
 
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