The horn began to go off randomly

Tiny
SCOTT107
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  • 1999 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 145,000 MILES
I have an early 99 jetta ( so its basically a 98) that has a unique issue. The horn began to go off randomly so for a quick fix to get home I removed the fuse. However I noticed a clicking noise when I would turn the wheel it sounds like an electric click of a circuit opening and closing. Now when I start the car it makes a strange noise that is like an extended clicking/whining that resembles a problem with the starter. Any ideas you have would be greatly appreciated
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Monday, December 13th, 2010 AT 10:05 AM

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Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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I would say that the slip ring in the steering wheel is earthing out, the click will be the relay, if it is airbag system, this must be done by a dealer.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 AT 11:00 AM
Tiny
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Thanks Mark, I felt the relay and it was the one for the horn. Good call! Again, many thanks.
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Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 AT 11:01 AM

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