Horn honks when turning...

Carneyman

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So, my 2002 Chevy Silvy has decided to start honking whenever I turn. It usually happens when I make right hand turns, but occasionally will happen on left turns if I hit a bump. It doesn't do it all the time. The first time I thought it was some lady driving by, but it did it again last week and then again today.

I haven't had time to tear anything apart, but I'm guessing there is a loose/bare/crimped wire somewhere in the steering column. Anyone ever heard of this happening/know what might be the cause/how to fix it?
 

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It's in the horn pad contacts somewhere. It's flexing when you turn the wheel. It used to be common before airbags.
 

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Not electrically inclined. But would guess what you did about some wires.



This vehicle makes wide right HONK HONK!!!!
 

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It's in the horn pad contacts somewhere. It's flexing when you turn the wheel. It used to be common before airbags.

If it is that, is it an easy fix, or will I even be able to do it? If not, I'm just going to wire up a button to use.
 

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Have you checked to make sure you don't have a goose loose in the cab somewhere?
 

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I would remove the airbag and check the metal button contacts underneath it.
 

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I would remove the airbag and check the metal button contacts underneath it.

I could just leave the airbag out while I'm at it...safer that way.


Is it even something I could do or will I somehow set it off in my face? I honestly have no clue.
 

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Just run it into a house or something so you can get the airbag out more easily.
 

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