A horn that no longer functions is likely to become unsafe and must be fixed as soon as possible. You should certainly always, on your Toyota RAV4, be able to report your presence thanks to this vital tool. It may well simply be damaged and have a strange sound on your Toyota RAV4, but at any rate it is a problem that you must remedy. The aim of this article is to accompany you step by step in this technique because you will come to the conclusion that you can do it yourself without going to the garage for your Toyota RAV4.
First, start by analysing where the failure came from. Based on this you will find out what repairs to do.
We will help you step by step through the different tests:

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Try honking the horn with the cover open. If you hear a sound, but much weaker than usual, it means that some tubes are damaged but some still work. actually, on your Toyota RAV4 there are several trumpets that carry sound.
Step two, try to locate the horn. You will find it nearby the radiator at the front of your car, near the grille. The grille is the small grille at the front of vehicles that allows air to enter while protecting the parts of your Toyota RAV4.

Horn cables unplugged on my Toyota RAV4

Once the horn is identified, we will try to disconnect and reconnect the connecting wires in order to perform a new test. To do this, take the two connected wires, pull them out by their ends towards you. There should also be a horn fixing bolt that you have to unscrew. Then clean it all up with a brush or something, then reconnect it all. Try honking your horn again. Does it work?
You have found the solution for your Toyota RAV4! If nothing changes, let’s go a little further in the tests and explanations.
You are confronted with several solutions at this stage.

Faulty horn horn on my Toyota RAV4

You could buy another tube to change the defective ones if you have been able to identify them on your Toyota RAV4 thanks to the noise.

Fuse blown

it is advisable to also check the fuses. To find this fuse box, we invite you to look at our previous article on the subject:
“Where to find the fuse box on a Toyota RAV4”
You should also look in your vehicle owner’s manual for the fuse references of the horn fuse that you must determine precisely.
Once the fuse is identified, you can remove it using a pair of pliers. To find out if it is burned, look at the metal part. If this one is blown, your fuse has blown on your Toyota RAV4. It must consequently be replaced. If it looks new, it should not be questioned.
You can find this fuse in any car shop or garage. Test the horn again after the fuse has been exchanged. Is your horn working again? Congratulations! If this still doesn’t work for your Toyota RAV4, check your dashboard and especially your airbag indicator light. If this one is on, there may be a link. Indeed, it can have an impact on the rotating switch, a part that acts as a relay between the steering wheel and the horn. However, for an airbag indicator problem on your Toyota RAV4, it is wise to go to a professional as it is more challenging to manage alone.

Conclusion

Here are the different causes that could have an impact on your Toyota RAV4’s horn. Trumpets, fuses, rotating switch, airbag. Precisely determining the fault will help you to solve it. Be careful to replace the fuse with an identical fuse of the same intensity.

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