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Old 07-28-2014, 11:10 PM   #1
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So my horn decided to pack it in lol

So i was driving in town today just minding my own business when some dude decide to take off on a red light while im crossing on my green light fortunately i caught it in time and hit the brakes and of course my first reaction after was to hit the horn and as i pressed i was shock to be in complete silence so i went home and kept pressing it and all i could was some electrical connection being made somewhere near the glovebox area but no honk

Any idea's anyone ?

Horn switch in the steering wheel ?

Thanks guys
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:56 PM   #2
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either a blown fuse or your horns wire arent connected but most likely a fuse problem.
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Old 07-29-2014, 04:01 AM   #3
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My horn works, had to use it when the builders van in front decided to lose a ladder in front of me on a slip road (on-ramp)...

The electrical connection sound might be the relay (i.e relay working) so my bet is the actual horn itself being faulty)
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Old 07-29-2014, 04:26 AM   #4
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there are 2 horns (low and high pitch), so the chances of both of them going bad at the same time are not much, I'd say there's an electrical fault somewhere. Would start from fuse, then check if you receive 12v at the horn (need to take bumper off) .
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:18 PM   #5
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Well i checked the fuses I'm getting good electrical current through them so its not those and ya the sound being the relay is what my old man says it is as well so I'm going to search the forum to see the procedure for the front bumper removal but if any of you have a link if you don't mind directing me to it lol I'm not very computer alliterate

Thanks a lot for the help so far guys i appreciate it
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:14 AM   #6
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Ok found bumper removal video il take it apart sometime soon hopefully il post back when i find the source of the problem
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:33 PM   #7
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Relay seems to be clicking, but try a replacement anyway?
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:20 PM   #8
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Im not familiar how to check the relay can you give me a pointer please
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:49 PM   #9
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Im not familiar how to check the relay can you give me a pointer please
I don't know myself, from a search

http://www.bmwgm5.com/e46_relays.htm

Whilst there, scare yourself with "gm5" stuff!

I'd just take that relay to a store and ask for an identical one.
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:31 PM   #10
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Thanks david lol i need to read that search thread to figure out how to properly use that tool i couldn't find that diagram/page for some reason but thanks again david
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:24 PM   #11
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Can we put a huge truck horn in these cars? I'm tired of waiting 10 seconds for the guy in front of me to turn left when the advance green starts to flash. Right now the guy wouldn't hear my horn if his window was open and his radio was off.
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Can we put a huge truck horn in these cars? I'm tired of waiting 10 seconds for the guy in front of me to turn left when the advance green starts to flash. Right now the guy wouldn't hear my horn if his window was open and his radio was off.
Just make sure it's 12v and does not draw more than (too many) amps!
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:50 PM   #13
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Can we put a huge truck horn in these cars? I'm tired of waiting 10 seconds for the guy in front of me to turn left when the advance green starts to flash. Right now the guy wouldn't hear my horn if his window was open and his radio was off.
Lol mercedes grosser horn as shown by Jeremy Clarkson that will get his attention
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