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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-12-2017, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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Horn Honks when I turn Right!

I have a 2008 Mazda 6, 2.3. I just got this car recently and it is in really good shape and well cared for. I Just started noticing that sometimes when I am turning right the horn chirps three times and the dash lights flicker. I Swear to God this is really happening and that I'm not crazy or trying to waste people's time here.

Anyone have a clue what the hell could cause this?

I took it to a parts store and had the battery and charging system fully tested. It is 100% A OK.

I popped the hood and did a wiggle test on the wires I could see and checked the battery connections. I started the car and turned the wheel. Can't replicate it with the car just sitting there.

From here I don't even know where to begin to try to figure this out.
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Best bet is to look at the steering wheel itself. Horn contacts may be loose.. Flickering of dash light should not be related to horn, the car may have an electrical issue somewhere.
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Sounds like The Force is with you!
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I know this must be frustrating but I cant stop smiling thinking about it. Make up a good story and roll with it.


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I know this must be frustrating but I cant stop smiling thinking about it. Make up a good story and roll with it.
I'm kinda on board with this...

I'm a terrible person...

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Hmmm ... Going to have to get a video of this....


So I can keep laughing...

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I'd suspect the clock spring or lose horn contacts. The horn draws enough power that for an intermittant contact, it could cause a dimming of lights. A video would be pretty fun just for fun!
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I just cant seem to replicate the problem. I move the wheel all around, go over bumps in the road, Pound on the wheel, push the horn, etc....Im not even certain at this point if turning right even had anything to do with it. Frustrating as hell. I don't know how the F I am ever gonna get this fixed by me or anybody else if the problem can't be replicated or if any cause and effect/pattern can't be established. I guess i just wait until its doing it all the time. Disappointed the forum hasnt turned up anybody who has had this happen before.
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I will echo the previously mentioned contacts in the steering wheel itself, but also drop the knee bolster and check the horn trigger wire in the steering column. It's a negative wire, so if it is touching a ground source, it will trigger the horn to honk. The wire is purple/white.

So potentially, when you are turning, the wire in the loom going up to the steering wheel may be contacting some type of ground source up there. Check the wire for any exposed insulation that could be leading to the issue.

The horn wire also goes to the BCM in the drivers kick panel; less likely to be the same thing, but just giving you the info.

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I just cant seem to replicate the problem. I move the wheel all around, go over bumps in the road, Pound on the wheel, push the horn, etc....Im not even certain at this point if turning right even had anything to do with it. Frustrating as hell. I don't know how the F I am ever gonna get this fixed by me or anybody else if the problem can't be replicated or if any cause and effect/pattern can't be established. I guess i just wait until its doing it all the time. Disappointed the forum hasnt turned up anybody who has had this happen before.
Leave it to Waughoo to come up with a completely viable reason, powerful brain on that one.
I am going to have to mention the elephant in the room here by saying it but...could it be in your head? I understand no one like to hear the possibility of possible insanity, least of all on a Friday morning (unless it gets you a 3-day weekend) but just saying...


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