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Zorro
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:51 pm    Post subject: Horn issue Reply with quote

That's the car not me. The horn is intermittently sounding of its own accord and appears to be triggered by either turning the steering wheel or applying the brakes, even the handbrake. I should welcome any thoughts.
 
  
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K888ETH
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a bit random and possibly amusing depending on the timing!

Sounds like a bad earth, the horns can get pretty corroded through time and the connections are liable to suffer. Locate the horns and give them a cleanup. Hopefully, it will be a cheap fix.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Assuming that you've got the standard 4-spoke steering wheel, it's a common problem - and an easy enough fix...

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=113274
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris993C2 wrote:
Assuming that you've got the standard 4-spoke steering wheel, it's a common problem - and an easy enough fix...

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=113274


Thanks for the link. I don't fancy getting involved with airbags, so I think I'll get it picked up with my annual service later this year.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's actually incredibly easy. I wouldn't attempt much of the stuff that the more mechanically minded members share on here, but this probably only requires an allen key and a socket set.

Just remember to disconnect the battery...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It really is pretty straightforward:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WqhZaaXL2I
You can use an Allen key instead of the Torx, and even thin slivers of hosepipe instead of O-rings... Bandit
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An interesting video. Knowing my mechanical skills though I'm leaving the airbag alone. I did wonder though why he said don't touch the airbag for 30 - 60 minutes after disconnecting the battery.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure it wasn't previously owned by a clown?
If the doors fall off I'd do some research.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sday12 wrote:
Are you sure it wasn't previously owned by a clown?
If the doors fall off I'd do some research.


Floor

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: Horn issue Reply with quote

Zorro wrote:
That's the car not me. The horn is intermittently sounding of its own accord and appears to be triggered by either turning the steering wheel or applying the brakes, even the handbrake. I should welcome any thoughts.


Mine used to do this before I changed the steering wheel. It took me some time before I realised it was my horn that was sounding. For a while I thought I was being 'beeped' by other road users for no reason and responded to them in a less than friendly manner! Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried the business card behind the air bag trick and problem solved. I've got the car booked in at Precision for a service next week, so I'll get the bracket issue picked up then. Thanks for the advice guys.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mis-connected an earth wire when changing the steering wheel and had the unexpected amusement of the horn sounding every time I changed gear (tiptronic).

Laughing
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