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Looks like this could be the second year in a row I have to rely on a hand-held. Any ideas as to why the following occurs. On my dash of my '99 Sea Pro 180DC I have a horn button, along with rocker switches for bilge pump lights etc. Horn stopped working in '01. Fuze seems OK, but I thought the wires to the horn (which blows loudly if dismounted and connected to a car battery) were too short (they barely made it to the bayonet lugs on the horn) so I spliced in an extra 8" on both wires. Sunday the horn gave a little toot, than just a click, than nothing. Should I just start replacing the horn button, fuze, etc. or is this a common occurence with a common usual problem? I am obviously not Mr Fixit, especially with electrical, but any thoughts?
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My multimeter reads 12V when I put it on the leads going directly to the horn button. However, if I use a wire to bridge or "jump" the same two leads (bypassing the horn button), shouldn't the horn sound? It doesn't.
Now I really feel stupid. After gettin 12 V at the horn button, I decided to re-check the horn itself. I got 12 v on the leads that go to the horn! However, I dropped the horn in taking the single nut holding it in there (a dual console boat, its somewhere under the ****pit along the keel) so I can not actually test the darn horn now, but off to Boaters World to get a horn !
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