I have a 1972 Beetle type 1 and when I engage the right turn sigfnal the horn beeps

Asked by Mar 06, 2017 at 02:56 PM about the Volkswagen Beetle

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If I recall, the horns are switched on ground, meaning they always have power to them and only beep when connected to a ground, so the turn signal may be completing an unintended ground for the horn circuit. That might be happening in the column.

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Thank you Ken. I just got this Beetle and after taking off the cover in the front trunk I found a loose ground wire. Perhaps that wa somehow involved for now I have no horn at all! I will see if there is an obvious ground location and test it again.

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Wouldn't hurt to check the horn relay. The clock spring in the steering wheel can be another suspect for a non-working horn. A decent multimeter is helpful in check for continuity or shorts.

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