I know this has been addressed many times, but I can't find the fix.
One of the two horns on my '00 Silv went out (as expected). I know I could
just replace it with stock or aftermarket, but I remember some sort of fix
There was one fix where you could spray a certain lubricant or something in
the horn to get it to work? Does anyone know this fix?
Also, is there a permanent repair as opposed to replacement?
PS I've been told that replacing it will fix it. Obviously, I'm aware of
that. I would like to know how to repair it.
I believe that I stand a better chance of finding this fix that I heard
about a few years back than winning the lottery.
I vaguely remember it involving lubricating a specific part of the horn
mechanism. I am looking for specifics.
If you don't know the answer, that's OK too.
========================The following is intended in good will.........
git pissed if you want.
You asked fer a permanent repair....as apposed to replacement.
he wants something to last longer repaired......than it lasted
before it was repaired. (new)
Your opening statement was that you couldn't "find the fix".
he can't find the fix...........
he remembers a fix.......
he was told replacing it would fix it........
he's confused....and so am i.
You stated..and i DO quote....
"I remember some sort of fix (even temporary)"
my cat was fixed....it wasn't temporary
my dog was fixed...it wasn't temporary
my wife was fixed..(whew)...thank goodness
when i FIX a car......i NEVER intend for it
to be temporary. However, i have many times
temporarily patched, jerry rigged, and on one
occasion used a wet booger to glue something
to make it a temporary "repair".
read the first line in your post......
read the last 2 lines in your post.....
smoke a joint and decide if it's all really
worth it after all..............is it.....really?
~hairspray fixed my hair.....maybe it'll work on his horn~
Ummm... thanks. That was funny.
Let me simplify:
1. I want to repair my horn myself.
2. I don't want to replace it.
3. I have heard that there is a standard "fix" for Chevy horns.
4. I have heard that this fix might be temporary and have to be repeated,
which, to me, would be better than no fix at all or replacement.
That was a funny metaphysical analysis of a simple question though.
By the way, do you have a real answer?
I actually found his overblown non-answer quite amusing. However I have to
say that anyone who would go to that much time and trouble to spew forth
such a long-winded "metaphysical analysis" (good description!) of such a
simple question seldom if ever has anything intelligent to say.
I, however, can answer your question simply: Sorry, but I don't know. But
then again I wouldn't even have bothered to provide you with that reply if
not for Marsha's bloviating!
Cheers - Jonathan
1) Admiral character trait.
2) Now....don't be stubborn.
3) I've never heard that......but......sounds interesting.
4) I could find myself suscribing to that train of
thought in an emergency situation.....but this
reeeellly don't seem like no emergency.
ANSWER TO QUESTIONS ASKED ::
I have never heard of such a thing.
but......as is you seem to be a patient customer,
and your temperate attitude is admirable......
I will investigate the symptom AND the requested
repair technique..(as outlined by the customer)....
and ......get back with you with what i find.
~wanders if yer willing to Federal Express the part to him......
so's he can see what's broke on it........being as you didn't
seem it necessary to post the findings of your diagnostics~
Okee dokee then........
here's what we have so far.........
I called 2 dealer tech buds of mine.......
I asked the guys at my shop........
I called a bud at another shop that has a nationally sindicated
radio show.........he laughed.
I called a dude down to the ole salvage yard......
I'll now stop calling professionals.....but promise not to give up
untill i've exhausted my googles.....which i ain't even tried yet.
sorry......but i feel a google is gonna be a daunting and testing
task on this particuler symptom....so's i'm waiting till the weekend.
And.......googling ain't likely to get me laughed at.
As for deferring to those with greater knowledge........
don't we all.
~appreciates good humor and patients.....
the combination often repairs some rediculous symptoms~
You have some laughing friends, don't you?
I am surprised something that has definitely been done before (even by
people on this very thread) is so humorous to all these techs. You would
think that some of them might share the principled spirit of repairing these
stupid chevy parts in the face of the fact that it might be
It's all about the challenge for me. I enjoy that. Call me crazy.
Seriously, call me crazy.
I like a good challenge myself.
I say we give'r a try....
you checked the fuse.....??
yeah..yeah...yeah..i know the other horn works!
you checked the fuse..!!...???
so you don't "think" it's a fuse.
then don't check them....we'll guess.
you checked for current flow at the horn...!!...??...
yeah..yeah..yeah...i know the other horn works!
you checked for current at the horn..right..??..
so you don't "think" it's a current problem.
then don't check for it.....we'll guess some more.
you stuck yer ear down there on it while someone
tried to operate it.....didn't you..!!...???....
(sip of crownroyal)
(sip of crownroyal)
he didn't ever say.......what he was want'n to repair on
he didn't Ever say....what he had checked on the
i bet...he ain't checked it at all.......
(END RANDOM THOUGHTS)
(sip of crownroyal)
you wouldn't be willing to elaborate jest a little bit
more on what yer try'n to "temporarily repair" on that
horn of yern......would you??
You know.....maybe something along the lines of
"i checked..and it's plugged in..and i went down to
the ole AutoZonedOut store and got me one of them
$2 test lights and it lit up reeeel nice at the connector...
and i heard a slight buzzzz when i disconnected the
other horn and my buddy Nubbs mashed the horn pad...""
yuh jest wanna wait and see how many hits i gits
on horn repairs when i do my gooooogle...??
we'll go that rout....
it's better challenge to see which repair fixes
the unknown problem with the system...
it'll make the thread longer too..
~is off to googleland~
Why would you expect one of them to go out?
I know I could
If it is a simple corrosion problem, giving it a good douche of WD-40
'might' free things up. If the points are worn out or burned, or if the coil
is open, it will have to be taken apart and the points cleaned or the coil
rewound. Hardly worth the trouble, IMO.
In the old days, I used to fix horns occasionally, but back then they were
much easier to get apart. I don't know if it's even feasible (or possible)
on more modern horns.
A real answer. I thank you very much for that. I will give it a shot.
Do you per chance know how much a stock replacement horn would run me? That
is what would determine whether all this trouble is worth it.
when I bought my k5 it had set for 2 years with out being started, the
horns didn't work very well on it the sounded pretty sick. so I just sprayed
a bunch of pb blast in side of them let it set . it didn't seem to help the
almost 2 weeks latter w/ I hit the button while a car w/ pulling out in
front of me. now the work like new not sure if this will help or not.
============here's what i've found....and what i think......
everything i came across and even
some stuff that i figured out on my own.
again.......here it is......
To be honest with you i didn't spend a lot of time
really searching for a repair because i figured that
oem replacement was your most viable option to the
laborious task of attempting a repair that would not only
~~~~~~~i found NOTHING.....sorry~~~~~~~
~takes a hit off his homegrown......and goes perpendiculer~
it's a left margin sort of thread
Under 20 bucks. That's for a 99 Tahoe. Your mileage may very.
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