My daughter bought a 2001 9C1 Impala. Beautiful car, but I discovered the horn in inoperable. I know they often bypass the horn on police cars and use the horn switches to activate the siren. The horn fuses are in place. Is there an easy workaround to restore the horn?
I know there is probably a cut and splice somewhere, but I different agencies cut and splice in different spots.
Any input appreciated. Thank you.
PS, while this 9C1 may not be as fast as the sheriff Ford Interceptor I am used to driving, it is way faster and better handling than the unmarked Ford Taurus units.
Hard to say specifically... try calling the fleet maintenance department of the department you bought it from and ask who does/did their behicle upfitting, then try calling them and explaining your dilemma. Hopefully they will tell you where to look.
_________________ 2001 Galaxy Silver 9C1 w/ L67 and 4T65E-HD...and a few other mods.
I have heard of this before but have never delt with it myself.If you ask me its really stupid for any outfitter to do this.Its as if they think the car will never be used for anything other than police service.At some time and point the car will be retired and offered to the general public,who WILL need a working horn in order to pass inspection
BTW what year are them unmarked Taurus units you speak of?
1999 Chevy Z56 Tahoe PPV.2004 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor,
2007 Chevy 9C1 Impala.
I had the same problem. It turned out the horn ITSELF was bad. I took the horn off another Impala (which takes all of five seconds since all you do is pop out the passenger side headlight and undo two screws) and put it on to test. Picked up a "new" one for 4 bucks at the junkyard. Boom. Fixed.
My department used Chevy 9C1 Caprices, Ford Interceptors, and Ford Taurus specials for unmarked and admin cars. Even had a few Dodge Diplomats and Chevy Malibus back in the day. NEVER had the Impala so none of the guys at my own corp yard could help.
However, I reached out to some other cops and it turns out the splice was in the wire bundle running by the passenger seat. Simple reconnect of a cut wire, honks like a goose now.
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