View Full Version : Rude awakening....
11-19-2008, 04:58 AM
Just before 4am I am blasted out of bed by a really loud horn blaring.... thinking it was the tornado siren!! ..... great way to wake up eh....
The horn on my truck was going off.... not the alarm, just the horn. I wiggled the steering wheel and it quit blasting, but started up again. I hit the horn button and it stopped. WTH????
It's pretty cold out.... so.... it froze?
Weird.... I went ahead and made a pot of coffee.... no way to go back to sleep after that!
11-19-2008, 06:05 AM
And your neighbor woke up and see you in your truck hitting the horn. He'll think WTF??? No way he could go back to sleep after that. }>
11-19-2008, 06:39 AM
That'll teach him to let his dog bark all the time eh.... ;)
11-19-2008, 09:13 AM
You've got spring tension on the wheel, fuses, battery?
11-19-2008, 09:41 AM
Years ago I had a Ford Pinto that did the same thing, I ended up popping the hood and disconnecting a wire from the horn every night in cold weather.
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11-19-2008, 09:52 AM
There's a contact ring in the center, between the wheel & the column, inside the column. You can get to it by removing the wheel. Chances are good something's come loose or broken & is flopping around into contact with that ring. That or ya been pounding on the horn button so much ya fractured it... :)
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11-19-2008, 09:55 PM
"That'll teach him to let his dog bark all the time eh...."
Just move his dog to your yard and give the neighbor a taste of his own medicine. :) :) :)
11-20-2008, 01:31 PM
Back when I still ran lights and siren as police chaplain, I was pulling up behind an elderly woman at the stop light when I had to reach down for something. My medic-alert bracelet got caught on the siren switch and suddenly 100 watts of wailing siren were blasting that poor confused and frightened woman ahead of me.
I finally got untangled and was able to turn off the siren, but not before that woman probably had to go home and change her unmentionables. Needless to say, I went out and replaced the medic-alert bracelet with a neck worn version.
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