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Old 07-07-2007, 07:10 AM   #1
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Please HELP! Horn going off on its own

Dear enthusiats,

The horn on my 99 Boxster is 'loose' on the left top portion and goes off on its own when I am on a downslope or when I hit bumps in the road.

Please advise on how to fix this.

Thank you in advance.

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Old 07-07-2007, 07:24 AM   #2
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A very common occurrence. The bushings in the horn frame have weakened and need repairing.. there are a few threads about that here and a really good one over on Rentech.com,
I think you'll have to register on renntech to see it but it is a good thread:
http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=1728

Nothing personal folks, we are hear to help but, a quick search before posting is always a good idea. There are several threads about this here on the forum, here is a thread from just a few days ago about this very same thing:
Horn doesnt stop Honkin...
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Old 07-07-2007, 10:48 AM   #3
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Pull the Horn fuse out until you receive your new horn frame or finsh the DIY repair... in the meantime drive extra careful cause you wont have a horn to warn the a-holes that change lanes without looking over there shoulders. maybe crusie at 4200 rpm's so they atleast hear you.
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Old 09-22-2007, 09:50 PM   #4
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A very common occurrence. The bushings in the horn frame have weakened and need repairing.. there are a few threads about that here and a really good one over on Rentech.com,
I think you'll have to register on renntech to see it but it is a good thread:
http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=1728

Nothing personal folks, we are hear to help but, a quick search before posting is always a good idea. There are several threads about this here on the forum, here is a thread from just a few days ago about this very same thing:
Horn doesnt stop Honkin...

Aloha,
I'm not an experienced mechanic (I'm the girl who grew up watching her dad fix the car), but I fixed a problem with the ignition switch on my little boxster, figured out how to jump-start my car through the lighter, and I'm determined to fix my horn problem. I follow instructions well- I just can't seem to find the direcitons on how to get to the frame.... There are screws behind the wheels and something about unplugging the airbag, but does anybody have a play-by-play on how to get the steering wheel off? Full instructions from start to finish would be HUGELY appreciated- there isn't even a porche dealer on island for me to visit! Mahalo in advance!!!
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Old 09-23-2007, 06:46 AM   #5
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surs, the steering wheel does not need to come off. When you remove the torx bolts (from the back of the steering wheel) the airbag module will be free. I think everything else will be clear to you once the airbag is out of the way...


p.s. Hmmm, Hawaii, I think we need to have a tech day hosted by surs


p.p.s + thank you for searching out and using an existing thread, rather then starting a new one

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