how do i repair horn on 2004 silverado

Asked by Jul 29, 2013 at 08:24 PM about the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Long Bed 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

horn stopped working. It will work when using key fob to lock it up.

3 Answers

7,195

Did you do anything with the steering column or steering wheel lately ? sounds like your not getting electrical current from the steering wheel switch to activate the horn. The horn relay works because it honks when you use the fob to lock the truck.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
110

Check all fuses connected with the horn. Then the wiring from the fuse box to the bottom of the steering column. If that doesn't proof to be the case. The horn sound is most likely steaming from the alarm system. The sound might be generated by alarm using power from the battery to power the trucks horn, kind of interfacing short-cut used by dealers. Try disabling the alarm system. After disabling the alarm try locking the truck, if no sound is generated, Then your only other option check the horn. This not ease for any 1st timer. If you attempt to proceed my best advise to at least use a good manual one that explaines step-by-step procedure removing and replacing the horn. This is a little more complicated if you also have a tilt steering wheel. This can accomplished by having the needed tools such as a steering wheel puller and snap-ring pliers and also maybe having the truck non-opt for a day or so. GOOD LUCK!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

Forget all that crap! It's In the wheel and most likely the horn ring. A relay won't prevent the horn working only in one spot. It works or it doesn't. There is also a part on back of the bag area underneath that can do it also. Pull the steering wheel and clean or replace those contacts! The parts are cheap to replace if you are capable of doing to yourself. Don't remove the airbag u less you know how it could kill you and has happened!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Silverado 1500

Looking for a Used Silverado 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 167,963 nationwide Silverado 1500 listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Experts

  • #1
    John Carson
    Reputation
    2,660
  • #2
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    2,000
  • #3
    Silverado_owner_2006
    Reputation
    1,710
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,003 Great Deals out of 66,526 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford F-150
2,520 Great Deals out of 193,861 listings starting at $799
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
315 Great Deals out of 29,873 listings starting at $3,500
Used Dodge Ram 1500
367 Great Deals out of 10,765 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tundra
483 Great Deals out of 33,134 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
585 Great Deals out of 43,856 listings starting at $2,200
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
707 Great Deals out of 41,339 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Colorado
268 Great Deals out of 33,734 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
314 Great Deals out of 45,081 listings starting at $1,700
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD
8 Great Deals out of 260 listings starting at $2,195
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500
5 Great Deals out of 221 listings starting at $2,888
Used Nissan Titan
213 Great Deals out of 20,495 listings starting at $3,695
Used GMC Sierra 2500HD
103 Great Deals out of 13,801 listings starting at $2,999

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
49,496 listings starting at $22,310
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
186 Great Deals out of 56,817 listings starting at $16,013
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
224 Great Deals out of 6,931 listings starting at $17,202
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
370 Great Deals out of 11,655 listings starting at $12,950
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
402 Great Deals out of 13,053 listings starting at $9,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.