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My Horn isn't working and the wife's not at all happy!!

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by upstream, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. upstream

    upstream Regular Member
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    Hi all,

    As per the title really. Tried to use the horn but no matter how hard I press there's just no response - nothing!

    It's pretty annoying for me but the wife is very unhappy because she say's it's of no use as it is and probably dangerous to drive like that.

    The thing is I haven't tried to use it since I bought the car and when I went looking down below, I couldn't even find it!

    OK guys... I thought I may as well throw some humour in there before anyone else does but seriously - is the horn on the Z's concealed out of sight somewhere? My initial thought was to connect a multimeter, press the horn and see if any voltage coming out of the connector at the other end and if there was, to connect the horn directly to a battery to see if it made a sound - a bit of testing to rule things in or out.

    Any thoughts..?

    Thanks in advance for your wisdom.
     
  2. bonzo

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    Come on now, a 1.9 doesn't really need a horn now does it!
     
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  3. upstream

    upstream Regular Member
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    Of course it does...

    How else am I going to stop cyclists from tailgating me..?
     
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  4. GazHyde

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    Fuse box may be a good place to start looking.

    Not sure on the physical location on the M44 though!
     
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  5. Brian4

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    Badman you must behave.

    Fuse 8 15 Amp

    There are 2 horn units in front of each front wheel.
     
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    Agreed Brian on all 3 - but don't hold your breath on the first one ;)
     
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  7. bonzo

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    Sorry, of course it does, it won't pass the MOT without one!
     
  8. EnthuZiaZT

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    Hi Upstream, the horns (Two) are located behind the front valance/bumper. I have retrieved some pictures off one of my old threads. Hope these help!
    Mike

    An old horn ;)

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    And now a new horn :ymapplause:

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    The old horns were very badly corroded, it looks like some parts on a BMW weren't made to last :cool:
     
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    Off topic posts (you know which ones gents ;) ) moved to own thread!
     
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    Looks like a lot of work to get to the horn(s). I'll start with the fuse and go from there ;-)
     
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    The fuse is ok (unfortunately)
     
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    If I'm correct that they have two horns - wouldn't the likelihood of both simultaneously failing be pretty slim? Is there a relay used somewhere and if so, is there another that I could quickly swap over for a test?

    Thanks.
     
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