Horn Honking with Turning

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by TheDrGene, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. TheDrGene

    TheDrGene Beard and Sandals Group

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    Yesterday my horn started honking when I turned the wheel. At first I thought I had brushed the horn with the heel of my hand, but then I was careful and it continued to honk when I turned. My temporary solution was to disconnect the horns until I can get it to the dealer.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks
    Gene
     
  2. Patrick Wong

    Patrick Wong DIY Enthusiast

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    The spiral cable within the steering wheel hub probably has a short, causing the horn to activate.
     
  3. born2pdl

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    Yes, the clockspring is failing. Since the airbag works through the clockspring, the defect must be covered by toyota. You should report this on the NHTSA site. They can only push a recall if they know there are field failures.
     
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