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My V's horns activate for no reason and then blow until they burn out. Very embarrassing. It happened once about six months ago and just this morning as I pulled into work. BOTH times, the horn started blowing at the exact moment I shifted into reverse to back into my parking spot. :helpless:

Anyone else have this problem? ANY CLUES ??? Perhaps a TSB that I haven't found yet?
 

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could this be related to the airbag switch recall? The recall had nothing to do with the horn, but is possible that your steering wheel was not reassembled properly?

In any event it is a dealer issue....

I had this happen on an old car years ago...I popped the hood and pulled off the wires that went to the horn units until I could fix the switch.......
 

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DrivingAmericanNow, I got a good laugh on your description. This reminded me of high school.

My sister and I were running late for school. My mustang was getting a new engine installed. So my dad let us borrow his 1976 Dodge Dart. It had a good running 308 block. I'm running thru some traffic and I end up at the front at a stop light. The stop light was in front of the school. As we are waiting there, we are already embarrassed being seen in the car because it was a lime green outside and inside. Before we knew it, the horns came on LOUD! You should've seen the crowd of students turnaround and stare wondering if it was us. My sister couldn't believe it. She was so paranoid that someone had seen her. Yet, she was busting up so hard almost crying in the car that almost led to her taking a piss on the beautiful lime green vinyl in this Dodge. I couldn't help myself either and joined her cracking up.

Anyhow we get to the parking lot with the horn still being horny. :D Even after I turned off the car, the horn wouldn't shut down. So I opened the hood, went to the horns and disconnected them. If you run into the same problem again, just do that. My other piece of advice, just take it to the dealer. It should be a free repair. ;)
 

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DrivingAmericanNow, I got a good laugh on your description. This reminded me of high school.

My sister and I were running late for school. My mustang was getting a new engine installed. So my dad let us borrow his 1976 Dodge Dart. It had a good running 308 block. I'm running thru some traffic and I end up at the front at a stop light. The stop light was in front of the school. As we are waiting there, we are already embarrassed being seen in the car because it was a lime green outside and inside. Before we knew it, the horns came on LOUD! You should've seen the crowd of students turnaround and stare wondering if it was us. My sister couldn't believe it. She was so paranoid that someone had seen her. Yet, she was busting up so hard almost crying in the car that almost led to her taking a piss on the beautiful lime green vinyl in this Dodge. I couldn't help myself either and joined her cracking up.

Anyhow we get to the parking lot with the horn still being horny. :D Even after I turned off the car, the horn wouldn't shut down. So I opened the hood, went to the horns and disconnected them. If you run into the same problem again, just do that. My other piece of advice, just take it to the dealer. It should be a free repair. ;)
308? Do you mean 318? The factchecker squad is on the alert....
 

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I've had a bad remote be the culprit on that issue. The emergency button would trip by itself.
 

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VELOSE said:
DrivingAmericanNow, I got a good laugh on your description. This reminded me of high school.

<clip> So my dad let us borrow his 1976 Dodge Dart............... ;)
A '76 Dart ? :rofl: :vomit: I know the exact color you're talking about, I can see that car perfectly! Ugly as sin and almost totally indestructable. Gotta love them. The Mopar was definately a 318 though. You were lucky for that, most came with the glorious slant-6.

Regarding the V though, both horns burnt out after about 15 or 20 minutes, so they are now quite dead. I probably should have pulled the horn fuse, but to tell you the truth, I was so embarrassed, I was wasn't thinking straight. I just locked it up and slinked away into the building. :hide:

After the horns died, I returned and yanked the fuse. Up until then, they were still making a groaning sound, but that silenced them immediately.

I doubt it's got to do with the remote because I sat in the car hitting the Unlock / Lock buttons over and over again; just in case it was the alarm.

I already called Cadillac. It'll be a free repair (again) I'm sure, and they'll give me a loaner while the car gets fixed. I'd just like them to find the culprit instead of just replacing the horns like they did last time.
 
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