Horn not working

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CHARLES 63
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  • 1999 DODGE CARAVAN
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1999 Dodge Caravan V6 Automatic 150000 miles

Horn won't honk. Fuses okay.
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Saturday, December 8th, 2007 AT 6:42 PM

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Tiny
MERLIN2021
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Check the relay in the power ditribution center under the hood on drivers side. also if you have a test light hook it up to the horn lead, press the horn, does it light? if yes the horn needs to be changed...check horn fuse in the car...


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Saturday, December 8th, 2007 AT 7:27 PM
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BIGEEE
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  • 1999 DODGE CARAVAN
99 Dodge Caravan, 172000 miles, 2.4L - 4 cyl

I have checked the horn switch & it indicates working. Switched horn relay with adjacent relay, no horn. Checked fuses, no bad fuses. Pulled horn, horn works. No power to horn. Any ideas?

PS: Airbag and low wash indicator lights have been on for several weeks. No obvious problems under steering wheel cover.
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 5:06 PM (Merged)
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BMRFIXIT
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IF YOU SCAN THE VAN FOR AIR BAG CODES YOU WILL DISCOVER THAT THE CODES WILL HELP YOU WITH THE HORN.
ON THEM DODGES THE PROBLEM IS ONE
CLOCKSPRING UNDER THE AIR BAG
GOOD LUCK
LET US KNOW
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 5:07 PM (Merged)
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PETITEPAPILLON
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This happened to me once, it was a fuse.
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 5:07 PM (Merged)
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DFSIXSTRING
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The clockspring item in the airbag is covered by safety recall BTW. If you bring it in to the dealer they will fix it at no cost. I had all of these wrong with my 1998 town and country - when I brought it in to them they cleared out all of the error codes and everything started working again - horn, cruise controls, brake light went off, etc.
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 5:07 PM (Merged)
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FRANKIE J
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  • 1999 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 169,000 MILES
I recently replaced the starter on the van and it woked fine but the horn stopped working. I checked all fuses and they are all good what could of happened? I need to fix the horn to get the inspection sticker on the van!
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 5:07 PM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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I believe the horn on this year is mounted near the radiator. Check to make sure you didn't disconnect it while working on the starter. Also, if it is connected, check to see if there is power to it when the horn is pressed.

Let me know. Also, let me know if the air bag light is on.

Joe
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 5:07 PM (Merged)
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JOHN.GEARY
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  • 1998 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
My Airbag light is always on and my horn and cruise control don't work, are these all related to one problem or is it 3 seperate problems?
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 5:07 PM (Merged)
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AJS42548
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I had the same problem though I don't know if the cruise control worked or not. The problem is a switch in the steering wheel. You can't do it yourself because of the danger of the air bag going off. Parts and labor is about $300.
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 5:07 PM (Merged)
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BRIANINMAINE
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  • 6 CYL
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  • 198,000 MILES
All stopped at the same time. Do these three items share a common connector? I believe all the fuses are OK. The airbag light is ON on the dash, the cruise control will not show any indications, and the horn doesn't work.
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 5:07 PM (Merged)
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BMRFIXIT
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Clock spring under driver air bag no good
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 5:07 PM (Merged)
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BRIANINMAINE
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Can I do this myself, and/or need special tools?

Also, why would the clockspring stop the cruise control and horn from working? Just curious?
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 5:07 PM (Merged)
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BMRFIXIT
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Try this 1st
have the VIN # ready and call your local Chry/dodge dealer
and ask if its covered under a recall they had on the subject
and let me know
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 5:07 PM (Merged)
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RICKGAM
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  • 1998 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 73,000 MILES
I had the lock cylinder on the steering wheel rebuilt. On my next freeway trip found that the cruise doesn't work or light up and the horn doesn't work. Now the air bag warning light is on. Any connection between the lock repair and the subsequent problems?
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 5:07 PM (Merged)
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KNOWYOURAUTO
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The connection between the steering wheel and the car has been left unplugged most likely. Removing the upper and lowe column covers wit a phillips head screwdriver you will see just behind the steering wheel, sticking out on the drivers side, a place for a wiring connection to plug in and probably a wire connection not fully seated of just dangling.

If it is plugged in then you have a clock spring failure that requires removing the air bag first. If you must replace this let me know and I'll send you the safety procedure to disarm it.

Good Luck.
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 5:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RICKGAM
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Thank you so much. I just called the shop and based on your information, they seemed to realize that they may have missed something.

Just a follow-up. The clock spring has been subject of a recall and never done on this vehicle before I bought it. Now will get done
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 5:07 PM (Merged)
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WHITE218
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  • 1997 DODGE CARAVAN
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1997 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

How do I go about changeing a clockspring in my steering wheel. My cruise control, horn stopped working and also my ABS light stays on.
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 5:07 PM (Merged)
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BMRFIXIT
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Clockspring is located behind steering wheel.
Position wheels in straight ahead position.
Remove air bag module retaining screws from rear of steering wheel. Lift air bag module from steering wheel, and disconnect electrical connector from air bag module, horn switch and speed control switches. Remove air bag module. Using Puller (C3428B), remove steering wheel.
Remove steering column shrouds.
Disconnect 2-way and 4-way connectors between clockspring and instrument panel wiring harness.
Remove clockspring from housing assembly by depressing 2 tabs on side of clockspring. Clockspring cannot be repaired and must be replaced if faulty.
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 5:07 PM (Merged)
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PAMS6653
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1997 Dodge Caravan

my horn does not work, if it is a fuse where is it located?
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 AT 5:07 PM (Merged)
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JDL
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Welcome to the forum, there is a horn relay in the power distribution center, under the hood. Use a testlite on the relay terminals, with relay unplugged, two terminals should be hot all the time. In the same electrical box, fuse 20--20 amp is for the horn.

The problem is usually the wiring circuit in the steering column, maybe you'll get lucky and it's just a fuse?
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