Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car horn not functioning properly.

asked by on

Car horn not working and I hear a weird sound when starting the car.

If the cars horn is not working the most likely cause is the horn itself. Although it could also be wiring, blown fuse, or a bad switch on the steering wheel. First check the fuses as they are easy to replace and a very likely cause. If no fuses are blown, I would recommend having the horns tested for continuity to ensure they will function by a professional. If the horns do not have continuity they will not work. Have this person also inspect your engine for the noise that you hear upon startup.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Timing cover and coolant leak questions

Hello and thank you for contacting Your Mechanic. Having a coolant leak will not damage a timing cover, however, having an engine overheat will cause a timing cover to warp or crack if the coolant was to spray on it....

Q: Need honest perspective-to keep or junk, is the question. Only transportation source & limited funds.

Hi there: Based on simply what you've written, it's very difficult and would be very irresponsible for any mechanic to advise you as to whether you should keep driving, repair or "sell" your Saturn. The milky substance in the oil...

Q: Gas Mileage

Hi Tyler. When you're at higher altitude, you're going to get worse fuel economy across the board due to the increased altitude. However, the thing that makes it even worse, is playing with aftermarket tuners and what I refer to...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...