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right, my horn dont work fellas

any of you electrical wizards [cough]DJunreal[/cough] wanna shed some light as to what i should be checking

so far, ive looked at it a few times, hardly taken the bull by the horns so to speak.

i will test the horn its self at some point, but apart from this, any ideas?


Greg

edit: And while i am here, tyre choices people, what's the best boots to keep me sunny side up?
 

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best rubber i ever had were bt39ss, but they dont make them in our size anymore, so you'll have to ask your bridgestone dealer what is the closest they do now
 

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right, my horn dont work fellas

any of you electrical wizards [cough]DJunreal[/cough] wanna shed some light as to what i should be checking

so far, ive looked at it a few times, hardly taken the bull by the horns so to speak.

i will test the horn its self at some point, but apart from this, any ideas?


Greg

edit: And while i am here, tyre choices people, what's the best boots to keep me sunny side up?
OK, you horny git


1) go get yourself a multimeter.

2) check the switch works (poke the probes into the connections from your switch gear, set the meter to continuity, press your horn button and see if you get continuity). I think the wires are black and pink.

3) check the horn has both wires attached to it (one will be from the switch gear, one will go back to the frame/negative terminal on the battery).

4) if all that is fine, check the feed from your battery's + terminal to your switch gear's input wire.

5) if that is fine as well, take a liberal amount of WD-40 to all the connections (do this anyway!!!) and then check your horn actually works by getting 2 lengths of wire, putting one end of each onto the terminals of the horn, and the other ends to the battery. WARNING, This should give you a headache if you leave it connected long enough!!!
 

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Yeah... But if you're there when he presses the button to test the horn... It might just work...

Incidentally, is there a guildeline as to what your horn must emit? For example, you could press it and have it shout a voice recording or something?
 

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So I could get away with wiring in an extra horn which yells 'you're a c*nt' or some such other wording, as long as the stock horn beeps when the idiot tester checks it?
 

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My horn wouldnt work either, however after boosting the death out of the battery it was still a little 'croaky'..
the only way i can discribe the horn is from the old herbie movies when he would beep it when he was sad.

anyway i actually took a good working horn off a cg and tested that, when that worked no problems i just took the tzr one and removed the front plate and then cleaned it up, coated t with a can of wd40 (ok a 2nd hand one would of been cheaper than a whole can) and when i realised it would vibrate again i slapped it back on and all was good.
 

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funny as hell.. i can imagine.

mot guy presses button and you start shouting obscenities at him.. when he asks why tell him, well the horn only works when i press it so i figured i could press it and be the horn,... just a novelty one!!!
 

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Yeah... Who's up for that at the next MOT?

You could even take a group of us in at once, and have a full flamin' choir when he presses the button!

I can see it now...

He presses the button, and hears:

"... And a partridge in a pear tree!"
 

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lol, the tzr choir, what a threat, make it pass ya b*st*rd, or ill bring the in the choir!
 

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All in favour? We could do a rendition of 'Summer Nights' from Grease... That way we'd all have an excuse to sing out of tune!
 

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Horns can be tricky little b*st*rd though ! There should be a small screw on the back, this limits the vibration of the horn, and can stop it from working. Try unscrewing it, and then screw it in sloly till you get a sound !!
 

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OK, too many horny b*st*rds on here
 
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