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Voltage Stabiliser Replacement/horn Problem

PostPost by: williamselby » Tue Jan 27, 2004 10:28 pm

Please Help.

I am trying to replace my voltage stabiliser due to problems with temp guage readings.

I swapped out the old one with the same wires except that I replaced the old earth wire that was giving a weak current with a better new one.

For some bizarre reason the horn is now permanently on when I turn the ignition key. I can find no obvious reason for this in the manual.

If anyone can help I will be eternally grateful.
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PostPost by: BillGavin » Wed Jan 28, 2004 1:48 pm

I can't think of any obvious reason why improving the ground on the voltage stabilizer should affect the horn. Make sure the horn circuit is not running through the voltage stabilizer - only the instruments should be connected here.

I had a similar problem with my car, and found the steering wheel had moved forward enough for the wheel to contact the horn connections, making a ground and activating the horns. Readjusting the telescoping section of the column worked for me, but putting a plastic shield under the wheel might be a better solution.
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PostPost by: LaikaTheDog » Sat Jan 31, 2004 3:16 pm

Had the same proble, when rummaging under the dash I had leant on the steering wheel ..climbing in and out. I had pushed hte alloy center boss so that the little springs made contact withthe column, completing the circuit , with the same result...

but I just realised that the horn should always be 'on' if it is on when the ignition is turned only, it must be the wiring, cos a horn needs to work without the keys in the ignition !
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:50 pm

check you've not operated the switch in the glovebox accidently
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