1993 Toyota Camry LE
4 door sedan
I've been having somewhat of an issue with the horn recently. There are a few odd symptoms connected to the problem that I've been having. Basically, once the engine has completely warmed up and I'm driving around with the headlights on the horn will start blaring of it's own accord(steadily on, not on and off as an alarm system may produce). Note: This only happens if the headlights are turned on, and the horn will immediately stop if they are turned off. This does provide somewhat of a problem as I get off work at 1am and have to drive in the dark.
The only recent maintenance has been replacing a section of the muffler near the manifold as it was leaking excess exhaust and I'd like to do my part by keeping it running clean. The battery is a bit old and probably in need of replacement but I'm not sure if that would be the cause.
There is an after-market alarm system that's been installed since before I owned the car. I'm not sure if this is connected to the problem, but it does have an engine kill feature (and a kill switch) if the alarm goes off. I do not own the clicker for it and it seems non-operational for the most part (it sure didn't go off when the window was broken and my cd-player stolen). Very rarely when I open the vehicle if it's extremely hot inside the alarm will go off, and require the key in the on position + kill switch flipped to deactivate it. Could the alarm system be at all connected to the issue I've been experiencing with the horn?
Any advice for detection of the source of the problem would be much appreciated.
Sunday, August 5th, 2007 AT 3:08 AM