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    Default Pajero hooter blares by itself

    Morning all. In December last year my hooter started sounding by itself while I was driving in thick mist near Durban. The only way to shut it up was to take out the fuse. I even disconnected the battery for a while, connected it and put the fuse back. This worked for a while. In Mpumalaga it did the same in February, and now in Bloem it does it so often I have to drive around without the fuse (thus no hooter). I took it to an auto electrician last week who told me he couldn't find anything strange, but he replaced a relay that he says can sometimes trap moisture (fortunately at no charge). Worked fine while driving home and over the weekend, but this morning when I turned the ignition it blared away again. Took the fuse out and replaced, blared again. Any ideas? Thanks!
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    Default Re: Pajero hooter blares by itself

    It's probably the contact ring in the steering column is worn out, friend of mine had the same issue. Not a cheap fix unfortunately, they ended up rewiring a button on to the dash to operate the holder.
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    Default Re: Pajero hooter blares by itself

    http://www.pajero.guru/how-to-fix-pa...by-step-guide/

    Go watch this guys website. He also has some other very handy things for the Pajero Owner.

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    Default Re: Pajero hooter blares by itself

    Happened to me as well. After a lot of Google I finally find the problem in my Pajero iO. The airbag and hooter switches inside the steering wheel are on top of each other and in some cases a unit. Due to the drop in atmospheric pressure while driving down to PE the hooter start hooting as I drove down the last few km to see level. Also had to remove the fuse. While inland everything is fine. Apparently the change in pressure inside the airbag unit expand and this activates the hooter switch. I've installed a switch in the hooter line to switch off the hooter should it happen again while at the coast.

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    Default Re: Pajero hooter blares by itself

    Quote Originally Posted by Cats View Post
    http://www.pajero.guru/how-to-fix-pa...by-step-guide/

    Go watch this guys website. He also has some other very handy things for the Pajero Owner.

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    Thanks, I saw the YouTube video yesterday as well. I don't have all the tools, I'll print the instructions out and give it to my indy. It's so ironic that when you don't have a hooter, people will p!$$ you off way more than usual; cut you off, texting whilst doing 20 km/h in front of you, skipping red lights, etc. Until it gets fixed, I have to drive like a suutjiespoep to avoid all such encounters. Like Jimny or Defender drivers...
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