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W209 Horn Sounding When Turning Corners

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by gyoung73, Nov 8, 2012.

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  1. gyoung73

    gyoung73 New Member

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    The horn is blasting when turning corners, looks like the spring has gone insider the airbag/head unit.

    Local garge is suggesting that i need to take it to MB where they will replace the head for ~£1000.

    Anyone experienced similar and have a lower cost solution?

    Thanks
    Graeme

    W209/CLK320/2005
     
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    Can't cost that much! Shirley? Why take it to an MB garage?
     
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    The local garage won't do the job, he says it needs done by the principle. I'll shop around.
     
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    Sounds like a wiring issue or clock spring. The airbag does not house the horn, its a seperate unit. I dont know what the exact issue is but i doubt it will cost a grand to sort.
     
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    I think toby was suggesting that you took it to a local independent specialist.
    this has been suggested on other forms (among others

    Mercedes BMW & Audi Specialists
    1, Letham Holdings, Pumpherston, Livingston, West Lothian EH53 0LX
    Tel: 01506 200877
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    It must just be the clock spring and dead easy to fit, air bag and steering wheel off and job done,,,they are not expensive, just a garage that does not know
     
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    Either clock spring or a bolt/spring that allows the horn operation in the steering wheel has come adrift.
     
  8. andy@pcd-ltd

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    I would say it needs the modified bolts and springs fitting to the back of the airbag.

    Know issue and merc make a complete repair kit for them
     
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    I thought it's 'Mediterranean' land coding...:lol:
     
  10. andy@pcd-ltd

    andy@pcd-ltd Guest

    Just looked up the part number for the kit

    Its A230 860 05 02
     
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    Thanks for the rapid support guys. Looks like i'll save a small fortune.
     
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    For reference for other readers, the part is £21+Vat. i found a local specialist who knows the fault, so it will now cost me less than £100. Thanks for the info guys - much appreciated.
     

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