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Old 05-01-2006, 02:47 PM   #1
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Attention 96 SL Horn fuse blows

Hello there,

I am a newbie to this forum but know enough to fix minor problems in my car. After this year's snowy Canadian winter, my horn stopped working. I checked under the hood and the fuse was blown. I replaced the fuse and it blew again. I tried a 15 amp fuse and that also blew. I tried to check the horn to see if it was melted or a nicked wire but every thing seems ok. My car has no electrical problems and there have been no alterations to the electrical system.

I was going through the forums and noticed a post by some one to use a Bosch relay and bypass the oem horn. Is there anything that I may be missing in my troubleshooting or if is there a way I can modify the 3 wire configuration and use a relay to install a regular 2 connector horn. I have checked with my local Saturn dealer for this OEM horn. It is a special order for $80 + tax.

Any help or suggestion will be much appreciated.
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Try unplugging the horn and reinsert a new fuse. Even go a far as hitting the horn buttons. If it still blows then there is a problem with the wiring, if it doesnt, its a problem with the horn itself.
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Old 05-01-2006, 04:26 PM   #3
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Low has an excellent idea there.
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Old 05-01-2006, 05:09 PM   #4
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You might try a boneyard for a replacement horn.
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Old 05-02-2006, 12:26 PM   #5
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I tried a 15 amp fuse and that also blew.
Please make sure you put the correct fuse in when you do get it working. With the wrong fuse, you potentially turn the WIRING into the fuse. That leads to electrical fires.
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Old 05-02-2006, 01:05 PM   #6
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I went to the junk yard for 3 horns before I found one that worked. It was also a (2) terminal horn. My 96' SC2 had a 3 terminal plug so I tested each one with a multimeter to find out which ones completed a circuit when the horn button was pressed. It works OK now. Last week I was shopping at Harbor Frieght tools and found the exact same horn NEW for about $10!!. If I remember right the horn is made in France. It is a (2) terminal horn (for 95 and older Saturns??) and is identical to OEM. Hope that helps.
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