Horn stopped working

Tiny
MIRFANQURESHI
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  • 2002 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
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  • 180,000 MILES
My car horn stopped working for no obvious reason, they work when I press the panic red button on remote, but otherwise from steering wheel they do not, I checked all the fuses and relay for horn, everything seems to be ok. I do not know what to do?
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Saturday, December 7th, 2013 AT 6:08 PM

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Tiny
CARADIODOC
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The most likely suspect is a broken clock spring. That's a wound-up ribbon cable in a plastic housing, under the steering wheel. As it continues to beak, eventually the cruise control will stop working and the Airbag warning light will turn on but to be sure lets use this guide and wiring diagrams below to confirm the failure.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-wiring

And if its bad this guide will walk you through the clock spring replacement.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/steering-wheel-clock-spring-removal

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what you find.
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Saturday, December 7th, 2013 AT 7:20 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for this post I had a bad clock spring got a new one for $132.00 all fixed!
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 AT 12:15 PM
Tiny
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Electrical problem
1996 Toyota Camry 6 cyl

Hello,

The horn is dead on my 1996 Toyota Camry. I am assuming (correctly?) That it is probably the fuse.

My question is: where is the fuse for the horn?

I looked in my manual and there is a diagram of where all the fuse boxes are. I am guessing that it is in the fuse box at the driver' side kick plate. Is this right? If so. Where the heck is that? I have looked and looked but can't seem to find it.

Thank you so much in advance for your help.
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 AT 12:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The horn fuse is at the left side of engine compartment if okay test the horn relay and the horn switch button in the steering wheel
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 AT 12:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thank you for your quick and helpful response.

Where would I find the horn switch? And the horn relay?
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 AT 12:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
327IMPALA1
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Why did my horn stop working, I checked for power at horn and at relay and fuse is ok.I wonder if the alarm is part of the problem it has been acting up.I checkedwiring diagram on auto zone and found a basic horn diagram.
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 AT 12:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Have you actually tested the horn? Is it faulty?
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 AT 12:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Yes, it works fine
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 AT 12:16 PM (Merged)
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FRANK DVORAK
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I have a horn that will not work all the time. After making a turn it will sometimes fail to when pushing the button on the steering wheel. Then after moving again and turning the wheel it will work on demand.
This also happens when driving down the road. At tims it will not work or only work intermittently.
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 AT 12:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi there,

remove the steering wheel and clean the horn contact ring and check the condition of the contact probe as well.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 AT 12:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
INGRAM216@HOTMAIL.COM
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Horn will not work from steering colum. Jump wire will cause horn to blow. Fuse shown checked ok. Rplaced horn relay still wont work. What now
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 AT 12:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The horn pad / switch should be inspected to ensure nothing is preventing full contact. Check wiring as well, if OK replace the horn pad / switch on steering wheel.
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 AT 12:16 PM (Merged)
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ARVIND KUMAR
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Hi there,

My car horn was not working for few days, actually it was blowing dull for two days and got completely shutdown. Would like to know what could be the problem and how and what to check before taking to a Mechanic Shop.

Advise is appreciated
Thanks.
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 AT 12:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi there,

The horn will problem be had it, just check for 12v at the horn with the button pushed, if voltage is there the horn has had it.

Mark (mhpautos)
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