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Fixing my horn

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by adamforsythe, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. adamforsythe

    adamforsythe 1/2 ton status

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    My horn and interior lights worked mint when I first got my truck. Then my steering colum went south so I took the colum out of my '85 before I junked it and stuck it in. Now I keep on blowing my fuse. I know there must be a short some where in my colum where would I start??? How does the horn work does it just ground out to sound horn or what???????????????????
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    hey man, my K5 did the same thing. your horn, radio and interior lights are all on a 20 amp fuse i think. the wire for my horns were grounding out on the frame, i have 2 horns (1 each side) the driver side wire was grounding out, causing everything to go fubar'd. check those wires and connections to the back of the horn itself.
     
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    If you had the column apart I would check for a pinched or chaffed wire in the column. Mine did the same thing and I tightened the tilt up and then I discovered that my cig lighter was shorted and that was what was causing the fuse to blow.

    Ira
     
  4. adamforsythe

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    I'm going to check the wires running up through the colum. What color is the horn wires????
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    Adam

     
  5. sandawgk5

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    I think it is green, I dont have the schematic in front of me so I do not know.

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    Ok thanks.
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    Adam
     

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