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My horns don't work. I don't think it's the horn button beneath the ring on the steering wheel. Should the horn sound if the electrica terminals are connected directly to 12 volts? Has anyone ever repaired these horns?
 

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Re: Hella horns (Jim Perry)

Probably the relay and/or wiring (bad ground/connection, etc.).<p>Before you replace be sure the power is to the relay when the horn button/rim is pressed. Has the steering wheel been removed lately?<p>In an emergency you could always pull the horns from the Case.<p>Yes, if you direct-power the relay the horns should cackle pretty good unless they have lost their ground contact to the chassis from corrosion.<p>George Dill<p>
 

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So George, this may sound like a really dumb question, but you're saying the horn bracket has to be bolted (or grounded) to the body, AND then one terminal has to be connected to the + battery terminal and the opther to the - battery terminal? Seems like "double grounding."
 

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Here are Hella's on a Case...<p><A HREF="http://users.belgacom.net/klareputhoevevrienden/klareputhoevevrienden/foto2002.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://users.belgacom.net/klar...2.htm</A><p>George Dill<p>
 

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Re: (Jim Perry)

Okay. The horns each have two terminals. The ones with the brown wire should have 12V on them whenever the ignition is on. The horn ring on the steering wheel should apply ground through the black wire when you push it. There's no relay involved.<p>Easy enough to check... if that stuff is like it's supposed to be, the horns themselves are bad. I don't know how repairable they are, sorry.
 
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