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Old 12-20-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
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Horn installation- sparking at ground?


Im installing an oohga horn and have one terminal of the switch going to an "add a fuse" (size 10 fuse) and the other terminal going directly to the horn. There is only the one singular wire coming out of the horn.

I am mounting the metal plate/base of the horn in order to ground it, however before I bolted it on all the way I barely touched it to the grounded bolts just to test the horn and when I pressed the horn button I got sparks coming from the grounded bolts.

Whats the issue here??

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The poor ground is the problem. It took less current to jump the air gap than to sound the horn.

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The poor ground is the problem. It took less current to jump the air gap than to sound the horn.

what he said, clean and tighten that ground
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make a good connection and you wont have sparks.
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...that, and disconnect your battery when you're working on anything electrical.
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