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Hello,

This is my first post and I know little to nothing about cars...period. So, hopefully I can get some assistance here. My horn has not been working for a few years. It stopped working after my wheel got stuck and a mechanic had to disassemble my steering wheel.

Anyway, yesterday, when I turned my wheel to make a left turn it started beeping out of nowhere. It would beep then, stop. Now, as soon as I put the key in the ignition it will start and never stop. It is so loud! I opened my hood where the engine is and popped out the yellow #20 fuse thing that was in the fuse box near the drivers side and it seemed to stop my horn from blowing.

So my question is, until I can take it to a mechanic, is it safe to drive with that yellow #20 fuse thing taken off?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Well, given that the fuse arrangement was different for a lot of the cars (especially between model years), it's hard to say just like that. If fuse #20 only serves the horn then I would say its safe. Obviously, if you come across a situation where the horn would be used to prevent an accident, then no it isn't safe. But otherwise, just maintain situational awareness, and go get your horn fixed!
 

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Mellykunk, you will get more responses and suggestions of Indys, if you provide more information about your location, eg, city and state.

USA is very big and every state has their own laws.

My advice to all Newbies, put your location information. We don't need your address, only city and state. Put this in your profile.
 

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I'm surprised that your mechanic took the time to remove the airbag assembly to get at the horn when he could have just disconnected at the horn. The wires inside the wheel are probably dangling and making contact thus making your horn blow again.
 

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Why the hell would you unknowingly remove a random fuse and ask if it is safe to drive w/o it???? Not very smart!

Although not recommended as a remedy, but for diagnosis purposes why not remove the leads to the horn?
 

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Why the hell would you unknowingly remove a random fuse and ask if it is safe to drive w/o it???? Not very smart!

Although not recommended as a remedy, but for diagnosis purposes why not remove the leads to the horn?
What part of the FIRST sentence confused you? "This is my first post and I know little to nothing about cars...period".
Not very helpful! (See how I used a very similar 3-word phrase as yours)
 

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I think what he meant was that you should check the sticker on the back of the fusebox to make sure you haven't switched off anything else but the horn, and not just randomly pull a fuse out and hope for the best. Like I said, the horn is a useful device, so try and get it fixed as soon as you can!
 
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