Replacing the horn because the ground horn is blown at $230?

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Replacing the horn because the ground horn is blown at $230?

Postby Noeliajara » Wed May 12, 2010 7:43 am

I own a 2005 Pathfinder and the car has gone mute. I took it to the dealer and they claim that they need to replace the horn because the ground is blown. I was outrage at the 230 fee. Can someone tell me if this is reasonable and/or it can be done by anyone if I get the part? Where can I get the part?


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Postby thePPL » Wed May 12, 2010 8:09 am

Check the parts drawing here:

http://www.courtesyparts.com/pathfinder ... _6875.html

As far as I can tell, the horn module (Part Num: 25620-R51001) is $50.21. If you can do some troubleshooting on your horn to verify that it is a "blown ground", it might be worth doing it yourself.

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Postby Tech » Wed May 12, 2010 6:54 pm

that's crazy! Unless the guy spend 2 hours diagnosing a simple 2 wire circuit, they're taking you for a ride. Besides that, you can't "blow" the ground, even if it shorted, it would only pop the fuse. Check for power, then ground, then just replace. You can test them independently to see which is faulty. That should have taken about 5 min to access and test. I have seen lots of horns on R51's go. There are 2 of them - front, drivers' side corner of engine bay if i remember....

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Postby eieio » Wed May 12, 2010 7:39 pm

just (1) horn, methinks......

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Postby eieio » Wed May 12, 2010 8:40 pm

"Unless the guy spend 2 hours diagnosing a simple 2 wire circuit"

not that unusual, unfortunately :roll:

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Postby Fossilfuleburner » Wed May 12, 2010 10:21 pm

True you can't blow a ground circuit but the ground circuit inside the horn could be broken. I would test the horn to see if it works. Its easily accessible if you take off the grill. Disconnect the horn and connect it to a 12v power source to see if it sounds. I always use my son's 12v Power Wheels battery for testing, haha. If it doesn't sound with 12v applied, then replace. If it sounds, then there's something wrong with the wiring in the vehicle leading up to the horn.

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Postby Noeliajara » Thu May 13, 2010 7:38 am

Thanks everyone. Very helpful information. Now does anyone know where can I buy a service manual for my car?

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Postby Budrbean » Thu May 13, 2010 7:40 am

Noeliajara wrote:Thanks everyone. Very helpful information. Now does anyone know where can I buy a service manual for my car?
http://www.thenissanpath.com/filelib/R5 ... ce/fwd.pdf

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Postby Noeliajara » Mon May 24, 2010 6:58 am

Thanks to all people who assisted me.

I checked the horn and it was working. So I replaced the horn relay for 9.99 and now it is working... FU Nissan Dealer, you will never again see ONE dollar from me!!!!

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Postby Tech » Mon May 24, 2010 10:00 am

nice work! Just remember it's not all techs at all dealers....sounds like you had a moron when you went in, but many would fix that for next to nothing....

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Postby 599maverick » Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:23 pm

Hi,

I also have an 05 pathfinder and had a question related to the horn.

I was wondering if anyone can tell me which wire is positive and negative at the actual horn.

Looks like the upper wire is green and the one below it is black.

Also, does anyone know if it's a negative or positive system? meaning when your in the truck and you press the horn does it apply 12 volts or a ground to make the horn sound?

Thanks in advance


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