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1993 460 gle horn

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1986 - 1997 440
1986 - 1997 460
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1993 460 gle horn

Post by dbowers » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:34 am

Where is the horn located. My horn is not working and I cannot find it to trouble shoot the issue. I just bought the car and am wondering if it was possibly removed?



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Re: 1993 460 gle horn

Post by billofdurham » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:57 pm

Welcome to Matthew's Volvo Site.

It is mounted under the front of the car. Remove the engine splash guard and you should see it.

Why it was put in such a stupid place beats me as it is subject to dirt, water and other nasty stuff thrown up from the roads.

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Re: 1993 460 gle horn

Post by Steven89 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:43 am

I have a strange problem on my 95 Volvo 460. The horn stopped working and I have no idea as to why. I went out and bought a replacement horn and swapped them over, Still no joy...

Time to get seriious I thought and went and dug out my trusty old multimeter :P

As per the Haynes manual, at the horn itself, the red wire is constantly at 12 volts as the swich is on the return leg right? When I place the meter on the red and black wire I get nothing, when someone else then presses the horn swith, it goes up to 12 Volts....

mm odd I thought as it appears to be working, so i then connected the red wire to the horn and touched the negative terminal against the chasis and voila the horn sounded !!

This is a bit strange for my understanding of electrics, but my only thought is the circuit is being closed when the horn switch is pressed, but the return isn't grounded properly...

So the next phase is to get to the horn switch under the airbag to check it...... my haynes manual is for a 92 model so no airbag is mentioned, can somebody let me know

a) their thoughts on the problem described above and
B) give me a quick description of how to get to the horn switch on a steering wheel with an airbag...


Many thanks in advance...



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Re: 1993 460 gle horn

Post by billofdurham » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:27 pm

The attached is from VADIS. The retaining screws for the horn pad are accessed from behind the steering wheel. In the section dealing with the horn pad removal there is no mention of the airbag. hopefully this will help.
460 horn pad removal.pdf
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Work was good - retirement is better.

1996 850GLT 2.5 20v Estate Manual.
1995 Peugeot Boxer 2.5Tdi Autosleeper.
Previously:
1984 244DL, Manual, Beige.
1987 744GLE, Manual, Green.
1991 960 3.0 24v, Auto, Silver.
1994 940T Wentworth, Auto, Blue.

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