New Fourtrak, not so Horny....

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Excuse the pun...

I picked up my new 1998 Independant TDX saturday morning...and Im loving it. However one of the problems to show itself after getting it home and looking it over with a closer inspection, is that the horns don't work at all.

The wiring to the horns themselves is fine, the connectors are greased and clean, the fuse is intact and the button on the steering wheel still contacts to earth so it should work...but they don't.

Can anyone point me in the right direction? I'm used to horns having relays, but as yet we are unable to find one for them on the fourtrak...and I have yet to buy myself a haynes.

Any help most appreciated!

I think that the horn relay

I think that the horn relay is in a "master relay" under the passenger dash, you can see it from laying your head in the footwell. There is also a junction/relay box under the driver dash. I was going to fit new horns to my Fourtrak, but gave up due to the horn system being mind bogglingly difficult.

thanks for the lead, will

thanks for the lead, will have a look when I get the chance! I found the fuse panel on the drivers side, but couldn't for the life of me find the relays!

I must admit the idea of wiring a complete new horn system to the switch on the steering wheel has crossed my mind, it wouldn't be too difficult and would cut out the need for the over complicated standard system.

Here we go again!!

2004 Sirion 1300 4 Track. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape much.

Have you checked there is power to the Horns?
I know it sounds a daft question but you do not mention if you have actually tested the wiring itself.

Cheers, Bob F.

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.

Should be power there all

Should be power there all the time. New feed straight from the battery might be the eisiest way?

Any veiws expresed in this thread by me are purely from my own experience, and (sometimes) falible memory. Hope my comments help, but please don't take them as gospel.

Any veiws expresed in this thread by me are purely from my own experience, and (sometimes) falible memory. Hope my comments help, but please don't take them as gospel.

fixed

I have to apologise, it seems that some previous muppet had wired up the horns from a wire which turned out to go to nothing once we traced it back. We've since found the correct wiring coiled up and re-connected. Horns still didn't work until we noticed the contact which contacts the copper ring on the back of the steering wheel was bent...bent it back and hey presto, they work, and I'm impressed with how good they are!

Thanks for the help though, I will be posting many more questions when I get round to sorting a few more of it's issues out. Fixing the other halfs mini cooper is my priority at the moment (read: or else I get my ear bent)

Good!

2004 Sirion 1300 4 Track. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape much.

No trouble Chops.

And always good to hear of the fix.
Many come on here get what they want and we never hear from them again!!

We need to hear what the fix was to better our knowledge.

Oh and beleive me - There are plenty of "previous muppets"
Wink

Cheers, Bob F.

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.