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Old 10-30-2020, 12:14 PM   #1
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Air Horn Issue

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Recently my Air Horn started blowing fuses. The first time it did it I put a new one in and it honked and then when I tried to honk it again it was blown. Then I put a new fuse in and tried the regular horn and it worked and did not blow a fuse. Every time I try to go back to the air horn it blows another fuse. Would this be a ground issue? I just replaced the turn signal switch and Iím wondering if that somehow crossed something up in the steering column? Thanks in advance!

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Recently my Air Horn started blowing fuses. The first time it did it I put a new one in and it honked and then when I tried to honk it again it was blown. Then I put a new fuse in and tried the regular horn and it worked and did not blow a fuse. Every time I try to go back to the air horn it blows another fuse. Would this be a ground issue? I just replaced the turn signal switch and I’m wondering if that somehow crossed something up in the steering column? Thanks in advance!

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First "rule," if you have a failure after fixing something, go back and double-check the repair. Without knowing how your air horn is wired, it makes sense something was reconnected wrong. Blowing a fuse is due to high current draw, typically from a short to ground, but also from increased resistance from a device.

Check your repair fist. I'm guessing your air horn operates by a solenoid/valve which opens air to the horn. Could be the solenoid/valve as well.
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I had to replace the solenoid on mine. Pretty simple repair.
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Thanks for the tips. There is a wire running through the steering column so maybe that's a possibility? Any suggestions where the selenoid might be located?
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Mine has a dash switch that is either airhorn or in town horn. The solenoid is in the compartment below the drivers side window where the fuse panels are located.
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