Horn blowing

Discussion in 'Mechanic Recommendation Forum' started by Mike Hammett, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. Mike Hammett

    Mike Hammett New Member

    8
    Aug 27, 2017
    205 Sport
    4.3 Mercruiser
    I woke up this morning and my boat horn was blowing. I wiped the interior down last night after using it. Is this a common problem ? Will I need to replace the button.
     
  2. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
    If the horn sounds, the switch is shorted out
     
  3. Mike Hammett

    Mike Hammett New Member

    8
    Aug 27, 2017
    205 Sport
    4.3 Mercruiser
    Thanks, I will look in to this. I'm sure my neighbors will appreciate it.
     
  4. Stingrayaxe

    Stingrayaxe Member

    97
    Oct 29, 2015
    Crystal Lake
    2009 SeaRay 205 Sport
    2008 GMC Envoy
    5.0 Merc Alpha 1
    Do you have a battery switch? If you have it in the off position for the night I don't think the horn works. Does sound like you have a short or a bad switch. My shop told me the horn on my 205 was a known failure waiting to happen. It's weak now. I carry a couple of air horns as backup until I get around to replacing it.
     
  5. Mike Hammett

    Mike Hammett New Member

    8
    Aug 27, 2017
    205 Sport
    4.3 Mercruiser
    Thanks, I do not have a battery switch but I'm considering adding one. I'm thinking it's the horn button. When I jumped in the boat and pushed it a couple times it stopped sounding.
     
  6. Stingrayaxe

    Stingrayaxe Member

    97
    Oct 29, 2015
    Crystal Lake
    2009 SeaRay 205 Sport
    2008 GMC Envoy
    5.0 Merc Alpha 1
    Sounds like a sticky switch. Should be an easy swap out. Good luck.
     
  7. Mike Hammett

    Mike Hammett New Member

    8
    Aug 27, 2017
    205 Sport
    4.3 Mercruiser
    Thank You
     

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