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Old 10-06-2009, 09:22 AM   #1
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Horn??

Does Porsche come with a horn??

My new baby 01' S doesn't give me her cute horn sound.
Porsche maintenance says Porsche has two (high and low) tones of horn near a condenser. To be honest with you, I don't know where the condenser is and where the horn should be at. I just checked autozone.com and they sell high and low tone horn at $16. Does anyone know how I could install it in my 01'S?

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Old 10-06-2009, 10:08 AM   #2
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First off, congrats on your new car and welcome to the forum

Your horns are behind the front bumper cover near the a/c and engine coolant radiators. Really tough to get to them w/o removing the bumper cover (but removing the cover is easy so if you need to replace it's pretty simple).

They are known to go bad but more often than not, the bushings in the frame on your steering wheel to activate them goes bad first. Therefore, whenever you brake or turn hard or just plain drive, they may sound. Instead of fixing the horns properly, owners will pull either the fuse, the relay, or disconnect the electrical from behind horn.

So...

Fuse - check Row B #3 (swap w/ one of the spare 25A fuses to test)

Relay - slot # 10 (2nd row down from top, last relay on right) should 'click' when you depress horn on steering wheel


Let us know what you find





PS - it's not a 'cute' VW sounding horn either

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Old 10-06-2009, 11:29 AM   #3
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Welcome John!

Nice to see another Orlando member on the forum.
My horn is also currently non functional, I have a short someplace that continues to blow the fuse. Just have not gotten around to tracking the root of the problem.
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:16 AM   #4
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remote key and horn?

Thanks for warm welcoming and advices.
Let me explain what I found.
My horn wasn't working, but somehow it worked! And then, it doesn't work again!
I found that whenever I press the remote key twice or three times, my horn becomes active and inactive. Is this normal?
I expect one more round of advice from experts.
Is there any regular/irregular meetup in Orlando area? Sat morning at coffee shop would be great!
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:30 AM   #5
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normal yes b/c there is a different horn for the alarm system...

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