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    Member Mark J's Avatar
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    Where is this dog located??? I'd LOVE to feed the culprit directly into the open mouth of a large hungry dog!

    I'll try and get to taking the horn apart today. Yesterday was "fun-filled" action regarding my jeep. In fact, it was SO fun filled that I may start another thread on this. Hint: CHP, DMV.

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    Aarg! The California CHP and DMV, I have run afoul of both of them in a past life!

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    Horn Disassembly

    Quote Originally Posted by bmorgil View Post
    . On most they are screwed together. Usually it is just an electro magnet and a set of contacts. The magnet is energized and it pulls a "vibrating plate" down which disconnects the magnet and starts the process al over again. The coil in an old horn is usually a very durable piece. They seldom go bad.

    The two screws that act as contacts have shoulder wshers (insulating washers) to isolate them from the case. Make sure they are there and working. If the screw that goes directly to the battery loses its insulator, the wires get hot and all the magic smoke escapes from the insulation on the wires - life gets exciting. If the other one gets shorted to the case, either the horn blows all the time or if the diaphragm is stuck, it starts to smoke after a few minutes.

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    HOOOONK!!!
    It works now. Thanks again all.
    I took it apart easily. The cap just popped off with a screwdriver. I cleaned the contact, messed around. Got it to "HMMMMMMM," then adjust the distance of that contact. I don't quite understand how that works? Too far of a gap and no horn. Too close gave me the HMMMMM. Either that, or my jumper just wasn't decent enough. I did some arch welding on it.
    Well anyway... it works now!

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    Great news! Glad you were able to get the horn up and running again.

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    Great Mark !!!
    Now you can alert innocent bystanders to move over, slow down, or speed up !!!

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    Meep-Meep. Only here, and why I love this place.
    Last edited by 5JeepsAz; 03-31-2021 at 11:02 PM. Reason: Deleted the didn't say that correctly parts!

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    You are correct Mark, too close and it hums too far away and nothing. You have a very limited range there.

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    So yesterday I'm at a signal, waiting to turn left. Any, you guessed it, the left arrow goes green and the moron in front of me is staring at his phone.
    I wait 1.75 seconds and realized he's obviously paying attention to Instagram, Snapchat, Tic Tok, Flick Flack, Flo Flarf, Dip Sh*t, or whatever the hell he's staring at.
    I then realize that I'VE GOT A HORN now.
    HOOOOOOOOOONK! Well I actually just gave it one firm HONK.
    He looked up to see me three inches from his bumper... probably just saw WILLYS in his rear view mirror.
    I was able to make my left turn.
    I like this "low tone" horn. It's not obtrusive like regular car horns, in my opinion.

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    The low tone demands respect, and gets its point across without being too obnoxious.

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