1997 Nissan Truck horn keeps going off randomly and have no

Tiny
CHARLES KUCHAR
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  • 1997 NISSAN TRUCK
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 291,000 MILES
I think something is loose in the steering wheel and when I turn the wheel, the horn randomly goes off so had to disconnect the horn because of the noise. I know there is an airbag there so I have been hesitant to take the steering wheel apart.
another item, if you can provide me a snail mail address I will be glad to send you a contribution. I don't do credit or debit cards. Charlie
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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 AT 11:02 AM

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Tiny
BLACKOP555
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I will give you a address for the company if you are happy with the way I handle the question then ask for it and I will give it to ya.

Now for the problem. It sounds to me like there is a short in your horn wiring, and you should first disconnect the battery for about an hour then you can go pokeing around in there looking for the short, follow from the horn to the relay to the clockspring to the relay.
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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 AT 2:14 PM
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CHARLES KUCHAR
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It comes when I turn the wheel and makes the horn go off. Turning the steering wheel makes the noise again and the horn goes off. Something is loose beneath the airbag holder and probably hits a switch for the horn. The noise is a clunking sound and even if the horn is disconnected, I still get it. Disconnecting the battery for an hour makes it save to fool around disconnecting the cover on the steering wheel? I don't want to trigger the air bag. Maybe the short is in there? My email address is chaskuchar@msn. Com. Charlie
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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 AT 2:31 PM
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The airbag should be discharged in one hour, but I still wouldnt be messing with the airbag wires, if its a clunking you will have to unplug the battery for 1 hour or more if you have hte patience then you can procede to dissasemble theassembly to find whats clunking around.
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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 AT 3:30 PM
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CHARLES KUCHAR
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There was a counterweight in the steering wheel that had come loose because the glue holding it in place had deteriorated. Then when I would turn the steering wheel and the weight would shortout the horn and make the horn go off. Everything is fixed now. Thanks for the help. Charlie
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Friday, April 4th, 2008 AT 10:11 AM
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Glad to hear you have found out the solution to your problem, I figured it was a short somewhere in the wheel, and somehow!
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Friday, April 4th, 2008 AT 3:53 PM

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