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Old 05-29-2018, 02:58 PM
 
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electrical short?

The horn on my 65 special landau has not worked since I have had the car. The other day the horn blew for no reason after starting the car. Later, on Memorial Day, the horn wnet off several times while I was passing a cemetery! I propmtly unhooked the horns. Later, after filling up, I needed a jump to start the car. Car has been storage on battery tender. Any ideas were I sgould start? I have to think that the horn business and the drained battery are related. Thanks
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:41 AM
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I'd start in the column. Pull the steering wheel so you can see the turn signal switch and horn button/brush. The wire powering the horn could be broken and shorting out intermittently. (If you don't have a wiring diagram for your car, now is the time to get one.)

I suspect that the battery drain is a separate issue, as the horn circuit is either on or off.

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OK thanks Steve. The starting issue may have been the battery. I'll check my records - the battery may be older than I am thinking.
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Last battery was 4/15....I'll probably just replace it.
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