Horn Issues

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Horn Issues

Postby boatbober » Wed May 17, 2017 7:54 pm

I'm also having a horn issue lost power I have a 1985 pup diesel checked the fuse it's fine any here in great with mechanical but spaghetti fries my brain any one help :(

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Horn Issues

Postby boatbober » Wed May 17, 2017 8:05 pm

I'm also having a horn issue lost power I have a 1985 pup diesel how do I tell if that's the problem before I pull my steering wheel off

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Re: Horn Issues

Postby JoeIsuzu » Wed May 17, 2017 9:17 pm

I split your posts into a new topic. When you have an issue, it's best to start a new topic rather than piggy-backing onto an old one.

What do you mean, "lost power"? No power to the horn button?

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Re: Horn Issues

Postby boatbober » Wed May 17, 2017 11:17 pm

No power to the horn the button on the steering wheel is ground no power

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horn doesn't work 1985 pup diesel

Postby boatbober » Wed May 17, 2017 11:32 pm

Horn is good no power to the horn any ideas :?: :cry:

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Re: Horn Issues

Postby puttputtinpup » Wed May 17, 2017 11:54 pm

Try this oldie but goodie trick. viewtopic.php?f=38&t=15172
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Re: Horn Issues

Postby JoeIsuzu » Thu May 18, 2017 7:13 am

boatbober wrote:No power to the horn the button on the steering wheel is ground no power

Have you looked at the wiring diagram? The switch should have current coming in. Are you saying it doesn't? (it's hard to tell exactly what you're saying, without any punctuation).

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Re: Horn Issues

Postby boatbober » Thu May 18, 2017 11:49 am

so if there is no current to the steering wheel contact its the problem and I have to pull the steering wheel ? Im a mechanical engineer not an english major

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Re: Horn Issues

Postby JoeIsuzu » Thu May 18, 2017 12:08 pm

No worries, as long as we can understand you. I wasn't an English major either. But if we can't understand what you're saying, it's hard to help. It's sometimes hard to tell where to split run-on sentences. I doubt I'll ever understand how periods became optional. ;) I hate using a phone for websites, but as far as I know, they all have periods on their keyboards. I rarely type it, because if I type two spaces, it automagically inserts a period.

Regarding the horn: if you don't want to pull the wheel just yet, you could check for current at the back of the harness plug. You'll have to see the wiring diagram to determine which wire it is. But you'll probably still end up having to pull the wheel. The problem is usually the contact, and I think that's what Andy referred you to.

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Re: Horn Issues

Postby boatbober » Thu May 18, 2017 12:37 pm

puttputtinpups post helped Ive fixed it

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Re: Horn Issues

Postby JoeIsuzu » Thu May 18, 2017 1:01 pm

boatbober wrote:puttputtinpups post helped Ive fixed it

That's great!

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Re: Horn Issues

Postby puttputtinpup » Thu May 18, 2017 4:36 pm

Yay
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Re: Horn Issues

Postby boatbober » Fri May 19, 2017 1:32 pm

:-)

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Re: Horn Issues

Postby puttputtinpup » Fri May 19, 2017 3:24 pm

We can credit Jerry Lemond for this idea. I just did the write-up when my horn failed
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