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Old 03-20-2010, 05:06 PM   #1
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Air Horn Stopped Working..??

Hi Guys:

Well I took out the coach for my wifes first driving lesson. She did pretty good for never ever driving anything bigger than her Acura MDX.

I flipped on my air horn swich on the dash, went to hit the air horns to show her how loaud they are and nothing...just the little beep of the regular horn?? What gives? Did I blow a fuse or something?

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Old 03-20-2010, 09:52 PM   #2
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I flipped on my air horn swich on the dash, went to hit the air horns to show her how loaud they are and nothing...just the little beep of the regular horn?? What gives? Did I blow a fuse or something?
I have a set of Hadleys and I am normally changing the solenoid that opens the flow to the horns. Of course your setup maybe a lot different. What makes the horn work is the ground wire so check that first.
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:54 AM   #3
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My air horn would work intermittently. What I found through reading this forum, is that some times the solenoid was sticking. I pulled the air line (easy to do as it is a fitting that you push down and the air line slips out) and the put a drop of 3-in-1 oil in the solenoid. It started to work more frequently and now works perfectly. My little guy liked pressing the horn to get it to work.
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:19 AM   #4
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Yep check the solenoid. I replaced mine. Never thought of oiling it,,how dumb. Just shows my mechanical skills. Be Safe
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:34 AM   #5
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When in Quartzite last year Monaco Mama and Sacs had a problem with their airhorn solenoid sticking. I think Sacs was going to replace it, but Happycars (who else?) demonstrated how to take it apart and lubricate it.

Had I paid more attention I maybe could have told you how this is done but I didn't. If you contact Sacs or Happycars I am sure that they will share their knowledge and save you an airhorn solenoid.
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:59 AM   #6
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Hi Guys:

Thanks... I will check the solenoid.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:41 PM   #7
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I had to have my solenoid replaced within a year of it being new, but I didn't think to have the Tech show me where the thing really is. Can anyone explain where the thing is and what it looks like (just in case it goes out again)?

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Old 03-24-2010, 07:32 AM   #8
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On my Journey 39K the horn solenoid is located behind the air outlet in the front hood compartment above the generator on the drivers side.

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Old 03-24-2010, 11:34 AM   #9
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On my Journey 39K the horn solenoid is located behind the air outlet in the front hood compartment above the generator on the drivers side.

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How many lines or wires will it usually have in/out of it so I'll know what I'm looking for? There's so much crap behind the hood around the generator I never know what is which or vice versa.

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How many lines or wires will it usually have in/out of it so I'll know what I'm looking for? There's so much crap behind the hood around the generator I never know what is which or vice versa.

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I will take a picture this afternoon and post it.

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See picture below for location of solenoid.


Here is a shot of the solenoid. It is not the stock solenoid. It has a 3/8" air hose going in and a 1/4" hose out. It has 2 electrical wires coming off.
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Excellent Pictures, wish I had the camera and knowledge to do all that. I'll give a look tomorrow and see if mine looks like that, hope so.

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Just a side note, doesn't the regular horn continue to beep in conjunction with the air horn even when you select the air horn? Mine does and I think some of you told me that was normal. Is my memory correct?
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:25 PM   #14
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Hi Jim:

Yes.... both horns beep..
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