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Old 03-22-2015, 05:46 PM   #1
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Honk *pop* Honk *pop*

Ive got the DOT inspection Tuesday morning. While going through Rocky today (my daughter named the Boxster Rocky) I found the horn was inoperable and the door sill trunk/frunk releases don't work. Checked the fuse for the horn and it was missing. Put a new one in and HONK *POP* - as soon as the new fuse makes contact I get a brief honk and then the fuse pops. After researching here Renntech/Rennlist/Pelican Im pretty sure one of the horns is stuck and causing the short by drawing too much. So tomorrow I need to pull the front bumper, fix the horn and since I will have the front bumper off... clean the radiators and re-route the emergency frunk release. Anything else I should do while I'm in there?

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Have you checked the airbag retaining frame and its bushings? I'd bet that it is the problem. Mine did the exact same thing with worn bushings.
The first time it happened, I was at work and it blared for nearly an hour before blowing the fuse. Replacing the fuse caused it to honk and immediately blow. Once the frame was fixed, it worked as it should without blowing the fuse when used. I'm not sure why...

It's very possible that a horn is bad, but the retaining frame is an easy fix and should definitely be checked before buying a horn.
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Thanks I'll start there first. It would certainly make my day easier tomorrow if I didn't have to pull the front end.
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Have you checked the airbag retaining frame and its bushings? I'd bet that it is the problem. Mine did the exact same thing with worn bushings.
The first time it happened, I was at work and it blared for nearly an hour before blowing the fuse. Replacing the fuse caused it to honk and immediately blow. Once the frame was fixed, it worked as it should without blowing the fuse when used. I'm not sure why...

It's very possible that a horn is bad, but the retaining frame is an easy fix and should definitely be checked before buying a horn.
Were is this bushing located? I just pull my 3 stalk full housing and all (broken turn signal stalk). Would I have the part to help him out?
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:55 PM   #5
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Glad I started with airbag frame. The 4 bushings were shot. I set a #31 o ring in place on each side of the frame carefully bolted everything up and no more issues! Now to figure out why the radio stopped turning on...

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