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Old 05-08-2020, 07:07 PM
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97 f350 no horn...Help

Hey all. I just bought a 97 f350 CCLB. The only real issue with this truck is that the horn doesnít work. I pulled the corn switch off of the steering wheel and it seems to be functioning fine. This truck does not have an airbag nor does it have factory cruise (I think).

I am not sure if it has a true Clock spring in that it does not have cruise control. Any help would be appreciated.

The other question I have is that it looks like the previous owner installed an aftermarket cruise control switch on the steering column. This does not work either and I am having trouble figuring out where this even leads to you in the engine compartment.IMG_3543.jpg


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Old 05-09-2020, 12:19 AM
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Horn, probably needs a horn replacment. Those were junk from the factory, and didnt last. Could also be the relay, but I'd do horns first.

The aftermarket cruise is driven by magnets on the driveshaft usually.

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Old 05-09-2020, 07:20 AM
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Ya I'd test the horn first, make sure there is power and ground there then chase backwards
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Old 05-09-2020, 10:14 AM
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Horns both work with a direct battery connection.


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How is the relay
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Seems to work.


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Old 05-09-2020, 05:13 PM
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Is there a ground at the horn button
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Old 05-10-2020, 02:17 AM
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Itís hard to tell. There are only 2 wires. One is yellow. One is black. The contacts seem to be fine. I think Iíll have to take the wheel off and check the clock spring.


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Checking to see if you have good ground at the horn button will tell you if you have to pull the wheel or not.

What do you mean by the relay "seems fine"? Does it click when you push the horn button?

On the cruise, look under the dash, find where the added wiring goes through the firewall, then go find it at the firewall under the hood, and follow it, that's about all I can say there, without pictures and more info about your drivetrain.

It would also be helpful to know what you are using for testing. As in test light? Volt/Ohm meter? Makes it easier to explain some things.

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