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      01-18-2010 02:01 AM #1
      My car likes to beep to horn when i turn the wheel. It doesn't do it all the time but most of the time doesn't matter if I'm moving or standing still. I checked the wiring its all good relay and fuse is good i was thinking maybe the steering wheel itself? Anyone have any ideas? right now the horn is disconnected but i would like to fix it.

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      01-18-2010 02:08 AM #2
      remove the wheel and make sure u placed the cusion inbetween the wheel then the button correctly
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      01-18-2010 02:15 AM #3
      sounds like a wire or something grounding out.

      wat kinda of steering wheel do you have? gotta be a loose wire. grounding

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      01-18-2010 02:25 AM #4
      loose wire behind your horn button for sure.
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      01-18-2010 02:31 AM #5
      It's a stock 92 gti steering wheel. The wiring behind the the horn cover is good. Could the contacts on the back of the wheel go bad out of no where like that?

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      01-19-2010 03:21 AM #6
      what position is the wheel in when it honks? Do you have more than one button for the horn on your wheel?

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      (1) Pull the wheel. Most likely 15/16 socket
      (2) Clean the track and contact point well

      Then with the wheel off, try to get at the actual (electrical) button for the horn. My guess is that one button is stuck in the on position. See what you can do there.

      You could alternatively pull a wheel from a pick-your-part.

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      01-19-2010 03:27 AM #7
      mine does this also. it never really happens unless when i am sitting at a light with a car in front of me. i think its my car's way of trying to get some one to throw a handfull of change at it......... prob should fix it.

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      01-19-2010 05:33 AM #8
      its not the wheel, its actually at the horn itself behind the grill. One of the wires is loose and rubbing against metal. It was happening to me for a while and I figured out it wasn't the button cause I disconnected it and it still honked.
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      01-19-2010 03:30 PM #9
      i hit mmy horn one time and the springs behing the button had coils on said spring interlocked within them selves.

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      01-19-2010 03:32 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by my02VR6 »
      its not the wheel, its actually at the horn itself behind the grill. One of the wires is loose and rubbing against metal. It was happening to me for a while and I figured out it wasn't the button cause I disconnected it and it still honked.

      don't be so sure. it can be a number of things. I had it happen to me when I got my golf.

      behind the steering wheel is a few small screws holding the stalks in place. mine were loose and once in a while tapped the wheel and triggered the horn.


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      01-19-2010 03:35 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by Lumis_Wolfy »

      behind the steering wheel is a few small screws holding the stalks in place. mine were loose and once in a while tapped the wheel and triggered the horn.

      That is what i think is wrong with mine i tried everything else. Ill check it out when i get out of work.


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      01-19-2010 04:07 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by Lumis_Wolfy »

      don't be so sure. it can be a number of things. I had it happen to me when I got my golf.

      behind the steering wheel is a few small screws holding the stalks in place. mine were loose and once in a while tapped the wheel and triggered the horn.

      Haha, there really is a screw loose behind the steering wheel!

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      01-27-2010 11:21 AM #13
      Quote, originally posted by Lumis_Wolfy »

      behind the steering wheel is a few small screws holding the stalks in place. mine were loose and once in a while tapped the wheel and triggered the horn.


      That's exactly what it was i took the steering wheel off and sure enough one of the screws that holds the stalks in place was backed out pretty far. no more horn beeping when going around turns.


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      01-27-2010 01:09 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by 85mkIIGOLF »


      That's exactly what it was i took the steering wheel off and sure enough one of the screws that holds the stalks in place was backed out pretty far. no more horn beeping when going around turns.

      right on sir.


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