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Old 04-01-2008, 08:26 AM
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Have a horn problem.

So I was in my house when all of a sudden the horn on my truck started to go off like someone was holding the button down. Ran out there and as soon as I opened the drivers door it shut off. Closed the door went back in the house and within a minute it started to go off again. I ran back out there opened the drivers door and it stopped again. Went ahead and beeped it a few times by pushing on the horn button and it worked like normal. Then I tried slamming the door trying to get it to do it again and it wouldn't. Went ahead and drove up to the bank and it was okay until I started back home from there. It started to go off while I was driving down the road home. Opened the door and that did nothing, tried pushing all of the button and that did nothing. So I drove to a vacant area away from all the houses and started to pull fuses. Finally I just went ahead and pulled the relay since I couldnt find the fuse fast enough. That horn was driving me nuts.

So any ideas on what this might be. I did a search and read about the GEM module and the clock spring but it seems that I have the problem of the horn working to much. While I was pulling fuses the relay was clicking like crazy which lead me to just pull that out. I will also check to see if my cruise control is still working or not in a little bit.

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Mike
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:29 AM
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I had this happen to me once on my old truck. It was 3 am and the horn was blowing non stop. I posted something on another website and someone told me it could be a sticking door switch which would confuse the anti theft system. I sprayed all the door latches with wd40 and opened and closed the doors repeatedly, I put the fuse back in and I never had it happen again.
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:14 AM
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Well I tried my cruise control last night and that is a no go. Now this is a far fetched idea but do the horn and the cruise control use the same relay? I highly doubt it but it was just a thought. So what does the problem sound like it should be?

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Mike
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:18 AM
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my horn sticks sometimes, maybe its the same kinda thing you got goin on. Heres a bump for you cause im a little interested too.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:58 AM
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Well I tried my cruise control last night and that is a no go. Now this is a far fetched idea but do the horn and the cruise control use the same relay? I highly doubt it but it was just a thought. So what does the problem sound like it should be?

Thanks,
Mike
I really doubt it. Did you pull the horn fuse too or just the relay? Here is a link to a new clock spring on ebay. In the description for what the clock spring does is the following info:

Clock Springs transfer the current from the steering column to the steering wheel.

Clock springs fail when a wire breaks or separates from the connector.

Clock spring failure renders the steering wheel mounted accessories inoperable.


Hope this helps a little. Good luck.
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