Tag: horns

14 Posts

What sets off a car alarm
Sep 24, 2015

Can Car Talk Help Cheryl Get Some Sleep?

Dear Car Talk

Cheryl suspects that one of her neighbors has a malfunctioning car alarm. Every night it beeps about six times and wakes her and her husband up. Can Car Talk solve the mystery of the midnight beeping?

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Chevrolet Astro horn doesn't work in cold temperatures
Oct 08, 2013

Honk If You Like 55 Degree Weather

Dear Car Talk

Dan has a Chevrolet Astro Van with a very particular horn. It won't honk unless the temperature is warmer than 55 degrees. Unfortunately, Dan lives far enough north that such fine weather is not the norm. Tom and Ray say modern horns are pretty simple. Read their explanation of how Dan can easily figure out which part of the horn system is broken, right here. 

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How to replace a car horn
Jul 01, 2011

Today: Will Tom and Ray help SaraMarie with her diabolical scheme?

Dear Car Talk

My boss and I are in a never-ending prank war I really want to hook up one of those horns to his car that plays the ice-cream-truck jingle And I want to have it come on whenever he starts the...

horns

Mar 01, 2009

Today: Tom and Ray diagnose Jackie's thorny horn dilemma.

Dear Car Talk

Boy, do we have an embarrassing problem. My husband's 1997 Nissan pickup's horn honks every time the steering wheel is turned. There is no telling how many arguments he has started between husbands and wives in cars in front of him...

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can i make my honda dealer replace my car horn with one that sounds cooler
Aug 01, 2006

Can Bill replace the wimpy horn on his '05 Civic, with something a little more manly?

Dear Car Talk

I have a 2005 Honda Civic EX special edition. It gets great mileage and looks sporty, though is rather tame. However, it has a positively wimpy horn. The horn is so bad that I am embarrassed to blow it, ever. I...

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why did my car horn go berserk when it was twenty below outside
May 01, 2003

Horn spontaneously honking in winter temps.

Dear Car Talk

The temperature in my Minnesota town at a m last night was minus which was still not as cold as the letter of rejection I recently received from Harvard's Graduate School of Education But I digress At a m I...

horns winter

Feb 01, 1999

When the temp drops below freezing, our car's horn starts beeping.

Dear Car Talk

We have a Dodge Shadow In the middle of a frigid winter's night we thought we heard a car alarm going off at about a m It turned out to be our car horn It seems that any time the...

winter horns

Feb 01, 1999

Why some horns blare and others sound whimpy.

Dear Car Talk

My question concerns car horns Why are horns on some cars mostly wimpy imports so wimpy while the horns on other cars particularly massive domestics are so impressive and powerful Why can't I just go to the junkyard and get...

horns

Jun 01, 1995

How might I go about replacing a horn myself?

Dear Car Talk

You are both too young and handsome to know much about the car I drive But I realize that after hearing you and reading you that you are very resourceful I also know you will not smirk at my lovely...

horns electrical wiring

Jan 01, 1995

Replace that horn while you can still hear it whimpering.

Dear Car Talk

We have a Dodge Dynasty that has given us good service However since it's gotten cold our horn will only emit a tiny sound Once in a while we get the full sound but most of the time we just...

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