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Old 08-21-2009, 05:35 AM
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Help with wifes car ???

She has a 2002 Mazda Protege and the horn died.I think its in behind the grille,so I was wondering if anyone can help with "how to replace" the horn.
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:44 AM
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FWIW, horns don't often die. You have checked the fuses/relay, right? W/the ignition key turned to the "ON" position, w/engine off, when you tap the horn you should be able to hear the relay click- if it's under the dash. Otherwise, it's under the hood. Look in the underhood fuse/relay box.
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:44 AM
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If I had of wanted info on checking relays & fuses,I would have specified that.Horns are much like any other mechanical/electrical component on cars:they are prone to breaking/failure.This one has been going bad for quite a while.As I said,the horn appears to be in behind the grill,not under the hood.I would appreciate any constructive help with this.
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:20 PM
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Most grills come right out with a few bolts or clips. This will most likely be the easiest way to access it.

Also I believe Cobalt was just trying to help and I think you jumping on him was uncalled for. There are a lot of different skill levels on here and it is not uncommon for people doing their own repairs to jump to conclusions. Your question dis not come across as if it were coming from someone with lots of experience as it is a fairly basic question.
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:33 PM
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Here are the steps

1 Disconnect neg battery cable
2 Remove front bumper (NICE)
3 Disconnect Horn connector
4 Remove bolt
5 Remove horn
6 Reverse for installation

Removing the bumper looks like a bit of a task also !!
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Got it figured out,the grille did indeed have to come off,so its all fixed now.
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