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2010 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport 4dr Sedan Man

2010 Mazda MAZDA3
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
25 mpg city / 33 mpg hwy
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July 14, 2012, 10:11 am

Carol P

Question: New horn installation affect my alarm?

I was in a collision in Jan. 2012. I have had to return to the auto body shop about 7 times now for things they missed. The last trip a couple of weeks ago was for a non functioning horn. Now my security system honks when I lock the car. It used to do that only if I hit the button twice very close together. Could this be caused by the new horn installation? Now this one is a stretch, but it was also hard to start too. It is a 2004 Mazda 3 2.3 liter with about 58,000 miles on it. Thanks!

July 23, 2012, 6:17 pm

Ron W
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If the horn was non functional, you may have had the issue since the accident, but just didn't now it.

It sounds like a configuring issue. Give the dealer a call and see if the horn function is programmable. It may have been reset to a different setting.

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