Fiat Ducato 2.8 JTD faulty horn, help needed

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  1. Chudders

    Chudders Read Only Funster

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    My vehicle has recently developed a strange fault on the horn. When the steering wheel is anywhere left of straight ahead the horn works fine. However anywhere to the right of straight ahead, no horn. Any ideas appreciated as an MOT is looming.
    Regards, Desperate Dave
     
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    Broken/loose wire in steering wheel /cowl/horn push:thumb:
    Geo
     
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    Not sure how these work but it may be a circular contact under the steering wheel somewher, I am sure greasy spanner Geo knows.

    If not just make sure the wheel is turned the right way when its tested:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: but to be honest I dont remember any one testing any horns on my cars!

    Peter
     
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    Thanks for the replies, unfortunately I will not be driving the vehicle on to the ramps when tested so cant control position of the wheel. I thought rightly or wrongly that the horn was part of the MOT. I know when I have taken other vehicles for test they usually try the horn as they enter the test bay.
    Dave
     
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    Still got that Morris Minor Peter??:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Circular contact Under the steering wheel:Doh:
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  6. dutchy

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    Horn

    HI
    not sure what year you model is ,but on mine Ducato 2001 there is a circular contact ring on which a kind of sprung steel contact runs along , on mine it was just a matter of bending it down a little ,as it had lost some contact but bending it down a little did the job
    Hope this helps
    dutchy
     
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    Thanks for that mine is a 2002 so probably exactly the same as yours. Got to get a socket spanner now big enough to tackle the big nut (Thats the big nut on the wheel not the big nut operating the spanner):Rofl1:
    Dave
     
  8. dutchy

    dutchy Deleted User

    Horn

    HI
    Yes i would think its the same model too, mine is a cheyenne allso,it has been fine for 2 mot tests now so i,m sure thats your problem, i believe its quite common
    Cheers
    Dutchy
     
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    ya know...your right!

    i usually get the pleasure of sitting in pushing pedals and flicking switches at test time and iv never been asked to sound the horn...motorhome, pickup or car:Wink:
     
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