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K. Wiggins, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Kia
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Experience:  Asian Import Specialist, AA in automotive Technology, 15+ years in the trade
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My horn sometimes blow and sometimes doesn't? 2009 Sorento,

Customer Question

My horn sometimes blow and sometimes doesn't?
JA: What is the model/year of your Kia?
Customer: 2009 Sorento
JA: Are you fixing your Sorento yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing, sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. Didn't know where to start.
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: New battery and clean connections.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Cary York replied 1 month ago.

Hi, I’m Cary and I’ll be helping you today.
Please understand that I can't smell, hear, or touch the vehicle, so patience is appreciated. Before leaving the site make sure and leave me a rating. You can still reply to me as many times as needed, even after the rating..

Is the airbag/SRS light on or does it come on intermittently?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Not sure where that is and not near the car.
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 1 month ago.

Hello, new expert here. Cary was asking about the air bag/SRS light due to it sharing what is called the "clock spring" with the horn. IF you see those lights on when the horn isn't working the clock spring is most likely going bad.

The other thing to check is the horn relay. You can swap it out with another one like the headlights and see if that resolves the issue. I'll post it's location below for you. If I can help further just let me know.

Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 1 month ago.

Hello, I was just wanting to follow up and see how things went.

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