How to Install a Jeep Replacement Horn Button

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Jeep is an auto manufacturer of a variety of vehicles, including sport utility vehicles that have removable tops, such as the Jeep CJ and TJ models. Built in conjunction with Chrysler, Jeeps have horns that can be repaired without going to a Jeep or Chrysler dealer. When the horn button fails to operate, you will need to remove it from the Jeep and install a new one. The job is fairly straightforward, requiring a few basic tools.

Things You'll Need

  • Breaker bar with 13/16-inch socket
  • Screwdriver
  • Park your Jeep on level ground.

  • Pop the hood and disconnect the Jeep's battery.

  • Open the driver's side door and sit inside the Jeep.

  • Open the Jeep's fuse panel, found at the bottom left side of the dashboard, revealing the Jeep's air bag fuse pullers.

  • Detach the Jeep's airbag fuse pullers by removing them with your fingers to deactivate the airbag system. Check the label on the fuse panel door for information on the appearance of the airbag fuse pullers, as they vary per Jeep model.

  • Place your fingers underneath the bottom portion of the Jeep's horn button cover at the center of the steering wheel.

  • Lift off the horn button cover by prying either side with your fingers, exposing a nut.

  • Set the Jeep's steering wheel into the lock setting.

  • Clasp the steering wheel with your hands. Detach the nut and washer by turning counterclockwise with a breaker bar attached to a 13/16-inch socket.

  • Detach all three screws that surround the Jeep's swivel plate by turning them counterclockwise with a screwdriver.

  • Pull of the swivel plate, insulators and the Jeep's horn contact spring to gain access to the horn button. Detach the horn button.

  • Reassemble the Jeep's swivel plate, insulators and the Jeep's horn contact spring with a new horn button. Reattach the nut. Snap the horn button cover back in place.

  • Reattach the airbag fuse pullers and close the Jeep's fuse panel door.

  • Close the driver's side door. Reconnect the battery cable and close the Jeep's hood.

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References

  • "Jeep Grand Cherokee: Haynes Service and Repair Manual"; John H. Haynes; 2004
  • Photo Credit military truck image by Ian Danbury from Fotolia.com
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