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Mk2- Horn not working

As if to add yet another problem to the long list developing on my 02 plate Clio the horn has stopped working today!

I have checked the fuse, and all other electronics are working in the car perfectly. The horn worked the other day and sounded fine. Neither button on the steering wheel will activate it either.

Does anyone know where to locate it; I have looked in and under the engine but as usual it is well hidden by Renaut. Also, what are the possible causes of the problem?


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If my memory serves me right the horn is behind the front bumper - access can be made by removing the right front wheel and its up behind the inner plastic wheel arch. Probaly a duff connection or duff horn. After market horns can be bought for around 1
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As it is in a position thar can get very wet and dirty it might just be corroded connectors.

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Guys; I found the horn on my vehicle was on the Left side i.e. passenger side. It began to work once I had wiggled the wire where it enters the sheathing along with the headlight wires.

To access the unit you need to remove the front passenger wheel, unclip the wheel arch panel nearest the suspension damper, and then unscrew two no. torx screws; one no. under the bumper and one no. on the inside of the wheel arch. You will then be able to prize the housing free to reveal the horn unit.
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Clio horn not working

Faulty horn seems to be a fairly common Clio fault. I have just fixed the horn on my car (51 plate 1.2). The cause turned out to be a dirty terminal on the horn unit itself. Access is through the n/s front wheel arch as the horn is located low down behind the bumper (below the n/s headlight unit) - you can see it from above but not really get to it. To access the horn you remove the n/s front wheel and partially remove the plastic splash guard inside the arch. To do this remove 2 torx screws (1 is actaully underneath the car so your screwdriver is vertical when unscrewing) and 3 of the plastic push fit clips. These clips will almost certainly be destroyed by the process of removing them so get 3 replacements in advance - they cost 50p each from Renault dealer. The horn has a single white wire connected by a push fit terminal. Remove the push fit and clean the spade terminal on the horn - I used a piece of abrasive paper to rub it clean. Half hour job in total.
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