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How Long Does a Horn Last?
For most car owners, staying safe while on the roadways is a top priority. While the roadways can be a dangerous place, there are a variety of things on your car that are...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Horn
If the horn doesn't sound right or makes no sound, or if even just one horn stops working, you should get the horn replaced.
How Long Does a Horn Switch Last?
With all of the danger on the roadways, finding a way to keep yourself and your car safe should be a concern. A car has a variety of different mechanisms that are...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Horn Relay
If the horn makes no sound or sounds different, or if you cannot hear a click from the relay when the horn is pressed, replace the horn relay.
How Long Does a Horn Relay Last?
Having a fully functional horn is an essential part of staying safe while driving. The horn on your vehicle will allow you to alert other drivers of your presence and can be...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Horn Switch
If the horn makes no sound or sounds different, or if you do not find any blown fuses, you may need to replace the horn switch.
How to Fix a Car Horn
You’re on your way to work and all of a sudden - a driver on his cellphone pulls out in front of you. You go to honk your horn...
How to Turn Off a Car Horn
If you’ve ever heard a car horn honking for hours, you’ll know that the experience is anything but pleasant. Not only does a constantly running car horn cause annoyance...
How to Replace a Car Horn
A working horn is an important function for every car. The horn sounds as a safety feature and is required to pass most state inspections.
How to Replace a Horn Relay
A car horn uses a horn relay to power it and make sound. A faulty relay can be replaced by safely disconnecting the old one and plugging in a new one.
How to Replace a Horn Switch
Your car horn works through the horn button. A faulty button can be hazardous and usually should be replaced by a professional.

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