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#1 (permalink) Old 07-09-2006, 07:38 AM
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Wow...my first real problem with my Rio. The horn don't work. I popped open the fuse box cover and noticed that the horn relay is clicking when I try to beep it. Is this just a bad relay? Got 8,500 miles...this isn't considered a wear and tear item is it? At any rate...I'll be making a trip to the dealer on Monday.

Elwood: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses
Jake: Hit it
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is there a fuse for the horn? my jeep has a fuse and a relay, and i have blown 2 fuses but i can find my relay.
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I just went for a trip to Wally World...it worked when I first started the the car up...then after coming out of the parking lot of WW it didn't...it must be the relay.

Elwood: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses
Jake: Hit it
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The problem seems to have corrected itself...the horn works now...and all I did was pull out the relay and put it back in!

Elwood: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses
Jake: Hit it
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how did you go about pulling the relay out, i have the sam car and my horn stopped working the other day, ive checked the fuses and nothing, similar to you when i hit the horn i hear a clicking in the fuse box
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I had the same problem with my relays. Horn, dash lites/tail lites, & air cond. I replaced 2 relays and cleaned the old ones with electric contact cleaner, checked them w/volt, ohm meter ect. Not sure but I think its from bad contacts on the pins. As far as how do you remove the relays same as a fuse only 4 pins. Tip if your dash lites go out more than likely you don't have tail lites.
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the horn in rio r adjusable tone by turning the nut on top of the horn, however, if u turn too far, the horn wont sound. i'd tried 2 lower the tone of my horn since stock sound too funny to me, and i turn the nut a bit too loosen, so the horn sound worked sometime, but most of time i only get that relay clicking sound. so u may wana check out if the nut's loosen on the horn. and btw, since the horn suck so much dat i cant even hear my own horn when i have music on......i swap it into a pair of air horn
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