My [horn](/topics-horn-chevy/) honked when I tried to sta...

My [horn](/topics-horn-chevy/) honked when I tried to start it I told that it was the clock spring replaced ignition and it still doing the same thing Mechanic's Assistant: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully...

My [horn](/topics-horn-chevy/) honked when I tried to start it I told that it was the clock spring replaced ignition and it still doing the same thing Mechanic's Assistant: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged? Yes and yes Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? 98 s10 Two door extended cab four-cylinder five-speed Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your S10? 98 Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your S10 yourself? What have you tried so far? I will place the clock spring Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you? I replaced the clocks frame

Automotive Expert
Hello there and thank you for contacting JustAnswer, Sorry to hear about your S10 just to understand better, you did replace your clock spring?

I replaced the ignition key cylinderit still honks
Automotive Expert
Ok it could very well be the module behind the wheel.

That would make it honk?
Automotive Expert
Does it have an alarm?

Not that I'm aware ofThis isn't the first time it's happened it's been happening to her three times before and I just sat there and tried to crank it 10 or 15 times and it finally would turn off all that honking
Automotive Expert
Well it leaves us with the clock spring.

Which is what I replaced the cylinder
Automotive Expert
Have you tried removing battery connections and back again?
Automotive Expert
I would say a short somewhere but the truck starts right?

No it doesn't start it just honks
Automotive Expert
It sounds like an anti theft option.

Well I've never used an anti theft alarm before and I've had the truck for 27 yrsthere should be a fuse for this then if that's the case? Why would it happened several times before and then all of a sudden not work
Automotive Expert
I don’t know about the fuse but something is triggering the alarm to go off.

It's not an alarm because it would be honking it just beeps one time when I try to turn the ignition onyou're saying it's not the clock spring then
Automotive Expert
If it’s doing the same problem as before I don’t think it’s the clock spring.

What do you mean before
Automotive Expert
This was the question My horn honked when I tried to start it I told that it was the clock spring replaced ignition and it still doing the same thingyou didn’t have the problem before?

I didn't replace the clock spring
Automotive Expert
You said you did. Ok well that could be it try replacing it and go from there

Well I already knew that. I was told that it was the lock cylinderI paid five dollars for nothing I suppose. I'm not going to get another charge in a month from now am I
Automotive Expert
No if you’re not satisfied with my answers please let me know I can opt out and let another mechanic help you.

I'm the one that told you it was the clock spring to begin withthe other guy from your company is saying it's the alarm systemidk what to think now
Automotive Expert
We’re trying to do our best and go by what you tell us.Let me opt out second opinion is always good.

Alrighty then
Automotive Expert
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No it just beeps one time and I've been told that it's not the clock spring that it could be an anti-theft alarm but I have no idea where to begin to find out if that's what the problem is
Automotive Expert
It should not be the clockspring. It sounds like there might be a short in the wiring harness in the steering column. Let me pull up the wiring diagram for your vehicle and I'll be back with our next steps.
Automotive Expert
And to confirm, it only beeps when the key is moved all the way forward to "START", the momentary function in the key cylinder, correct?
Automotive Expert
Begin by pulling Fuse "IGN C" - 20 amp in the under hood fuse box and then turn the key to see if the horn beeps. If not, this will confirm that there is a short to voltage in the ignition circuit wire (yellow wire between the switch and crank fuse or the purple wire between the crank fuse and clutch pedal position switch). If the horn still blows, replace the "ING C" fuse and remove the "CRANK" Fuse - 20 amp in the same under hood fuse box. If the horn still beeps the issue is between the ignition switch and the crank fuse. It could be in the fuse box or a chaffed wire shorting to the horn circuit on the dark green wire. The horn switch in the steering wheel grounds the circuit, it does not apply power, so that is not your issue. The power is making it beyond the horn relay to the horn Just to confirm, you have not mentioned anything about the [engine](/topics-engine-chevy/) not starting. Should I assume the engine starts fine just the beep is bothering you? I’m glad that I was able to answer your question today. My goal is to ensure you receive a 5 STAR experience. Once you’re satisfied with my answer please take the time to rate me 5 stars at the top of your computer screen or by following the link on your phone. These ratings are extremely important to us experts. Tips are never expected by greatly appreciated as they make up a large part of our income. If you have further questions please request me by opening a new question and I’ll be glad to help you with any of your automotive issues. Thanks for using Just Answer!

No the engine does not start. I've told 10 different people this
Automotive Expert
Sorry, I'm a new expert and I only saw your original post which does not reference a no start. Maybe you can fill me in on more details so I can understand exactly what is going on? Answer the following questions; When does it honk? How many times does it honk? What happens when you attempt to start? What have you already tested? What warning lights are on the dash when you are attempting to crank the car? Are they blinking?

I'm not going to repeat it again please tell whoever to get my money back and to lose my credit card number thank you
Automotive Expert
If you cannot provide the basic information or details I will not be able to help you. If you would like to contact customer service below they can assist with a refund. Here is some parting advice: - The vehicle does have an alarm system, it's a factory component - The alarm system will allow the engine to crank, it will disable the fuel injectors so it won't start - The horn has nothing to do with the starting function of the vehicle - Most likely you have a short to ground in the wiring, check your 20 amp crank fuse - Use the wiring diagram I've provided to see where you are losing the electrical signal between the ignition switch and starter. - This is a very simple system, just follow the wiring and you'll find your issue. Here is the link to customer service, good luck with your repairs:

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You're very welcome.

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