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|Author||Topic: Electric Horn|
posted 07-30-2008 07:38 PM ET (US)
I have a [2007 190 MONTAUK]. The horn was emitting a low growl noise when I return from running today. I pressed the horn button and it stopped. I washed the boat and left for a few hours. When I returned to cover it the horn was making the same noise. I pulled the wire on the back of the toggle switch so it would not kill the battery. Any ideas on the cause? I have the boat one year in a few days and I would guess warranty is done then for the horn Thanks for any insight.
posted 07-30-2008 08:07 PM ET (US)
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posted 07-30-2008 09:24 PM ET (US)
sounds like you have a short in the wiring caused by corrosion,,get a can compressed air horn and be done with the short
posted 07-30-2008 10:06 PM ET (US)
I think the problem is in the horn button, not the wiring. The button was allowing a little current through, generating
the growl rather than a HONK.
Does the horn still HONK when you press the button?
posted 07-30-2008 10:43 PM ET (US)
Chuck probably nailed it, you fixed it the first time by pushing the button. Having a battery switch that you turn off when leaving is not a bad idea also!...Jack
posted 07-31-2008 07:09 AM ET (US)
I will hook it up again and see if it dried up. I have a can of horn air. Still honks when I press the button.
posted 08-01-2008 08:08 AM ET (US)
I've had the same problem. When I washed the boat I accidentally sprayed water directly on the horn and it started making that noise. I too turn the battery switch off and let it dry out. That's fairly easy here in the hot Texas summer. No more noise. When I turn the battery on it will make that noise only for a few seconds now!
posted 08-04-2008 08:59 AM ET (US)
The electric horn cannot operate without current being supplied. The switch which controls current flow in the circuit must have a leakage path.
posted 08-04-2008 11:59 AM ET (US)
A potential Mfg. defect should be brought to their attention.
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