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Old 06-10-2024, 01:58 PM   #1
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2001 Journey Air Horns Not Working

My air horns on top of my 2001 Journey do not work. When I press the switch on the dash I do not hear anything. Is there a relay that may be bad? A fuse?
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Old 06-10-2024, 02:12 PM   #2
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Generally, the button feeds 12 volts to a coil on a solenoid operated air valve if the air horns are fed from another coach air system, or in other cases to a coil on a power relay that feeds a 12 VDC air pump dedicated to the air horns. If its quiet and you don't hear a click of a relay coil and/or an air pump run when you push the dash button that will be a hint that it's electrical. If you hear a click and/or hear the air pump that will be a hint that the air line from to the air horns has an issue.

I can't be specific on your Journey this is just general troubleshooting advice.

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Old 06-10-2024, 03:31 PM   #3
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No relay sounds just a click as the switch engages. I was hoping for some kind of air line problem. I am in the process of getting this Journey ready for the road so I will add this to the honey do list.
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Old 06-11-2024, 01:19 PM   #4
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On my Meridan flip the dash switch on then hit the horn button on the steering wheel. Make sure you have air pressure built up in the tanks. If it isn't working then you will have to start working backward from the horns to see what isn't connected or working.

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Old 06-16-2024, 06:05 PM   #5
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My air horn switch does not stay engaged. It only engages when I press it and springs back out when I let it go. I don't think it is connected to the horn in the steering wheel.
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Old 06-16-2024, 08:39 PM   #6
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The air horn switch is the lowest switches on the right hand side of the dash. It is not a momentary switch, you press it on the right side and it should snap on and be on forever until you switch it off by pressing on the left side of the switch.
At least that's how mine works.
If the switch works I'm inclined to think it's a problem in the air to the horn.
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Old 06-16-2024, 08:41 PM   #7
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and yes, you use the steering wheel horn to activate it.
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Old 06-16-2024, 08:54 PM   #8
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You might try using my fix.
I put folded cardboard under the "on" side of things that I don't want my cat using while we are sleeping, ie, the generator start button {Luke's started the gen twice at nite} so you could force the switch to stay on with a force under the off side.
just a thought
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Old 06-17-2024, 10:12 AM   #9
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One of the points that seems to be missing is WHICH 2001 Journey needs work!
Since all RV are prone to being different, it seems logical to start with looking at the correct one before going too far out on a limb!
So checking the profile we come to a dead end as it lists a 40 foot without any real info to go as there is no 2001 40 footer listed!

If this is still a problem, I would suggest finding what parts are listed and where they put them as a first step before trying to test. If we don't know what parts, nor where, it seems a real waste of time to try to fix things?
Any idea of which RV you have? If not sure, there should be a label near the driver's left side with the correct info.
Click this snip to see what Winnebago lists in their lineup?
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Once you have the correct RV ID'd, you can then go to the parts listing to find the info here:
https://catalog3d.winnebagoind.com/menu/Parts.htm

When on the correct set of drawings, go to the "Exterior" group and find the air horn.
when you have located the parts involved, you may then need to look at air flow or electrical after testing shows which you are missing?
For the electrical side, go to the electrical drawings here:
https://www.winnebago.com/Files/File...ram/Wiring.htm
Those are sometimes terribly confusing to follow if not used to that, but we can help to sort those questions if you get to a point where that is needed.
But my first thought when airlines are involved is to look at them first as they get brittle and drop off or crack.
First I would want to decide if I have an electrical problem or an air problem as a way to cut the time spent just chasing around on things that are not the problem.
Of the two, air or electrical, the air is much less involved and far easier to find if air is coming out or not!
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