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Electrical gremlins

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Recently my horn wasn't working. Experience says that you should pull the downshift paddle the same time as the horn and it often corrects.

No such luck for me. Kept trying that for a couple of weeks and got more frustrated.

I know that the horn and paddle shifters share the same wire. I was contemplating taking the steering wheel off and then lo and behold it started working again.

Everything is back to normal now and has been for the past 2 weeks.

It's a puzzler!!!

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Just mount a squeeze ball horn on the outside ....lol.   A-OOO-GA....lol

 

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1 hour ago, smart142 said:

I know that the horn and paddle shifters share the same wire.

 

When my convertible saw the sunlight for the first week or so after hibernating last winter, every time I down-shifted, the horn would beep.  Eventually, it went back to normal ..

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The horn/shifter is determined by resistance. A certain resistance range will be interpreted by the SAM to activate the horn, upshift, and downshift.

 

Corrosion or low pin drag may shift those Resistance values causing problem to come and go. Further, when disconnecting/reconnecting connectors, values may change as well.

 

Resistance ranges are found on the  evilution site.

 

Izzy

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Most of the time my paddle shifter won’t get me out of first gear, so I shift manually.

This gives me time to briefly press both paddle shifters, which honks the horn simultaneously, and I’m good for a few more start offs.  People either think I’m nuts or just grovin’ to my tunes.

Lately I look for the first person closest to me when I honk and wave at them.

Confuses the hell out of them!

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