1998 Dodge Stratus Car Horn Blows Off-On

Dear Doctor: I have a 1998 Dodge Stratus with 84,000 miles on it. The horn has started to blow at odd times. I removed the fuse for the horn, but discovered the back lights and cigarette lighter are on the same fuse. The horn seems to sound off with any movement (turning the wheel) and it seems to go off even if another car pulls up next to it. Do you think it is worth fixing and do you have any idea what this might be? Lynn


Dear Lynn: The way the horn works is when you push the horn pad a ground connection is made from the horn pad to the horn relay. From the horn pad the wire goes through the clock spring down to the horn relay. The most common problems on the horn are clock spring issues, which can also cause the airbag and cruise control to fail. Yes, this car is worth the repair.

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