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Old 10-21-2009, 08:24 AM   #11
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Am I understanding this right? You have to have a working horn to pass inspections????
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:07 PM   #12
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why is it so critical that you get it inspected, half the cars on the road are unispected hell across the river in arkansas they dont even have an inspection
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What the hell do you NEED a horn for? What is the "official" reasoning for it being mandatory that it's in working order?

I never use my horn. I prefer obscene gestures.
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:31 PM   #14
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What the hell do you NEED a horn for? What is the "official" reasoning for it being mandatory that it's in working order?
I never use my horn. I prefer obscene gestures.
Well if my brakes fail and I'm doing about 50 towards a child crossing the road, they'd like me to have that horn. Same to alert other drivers that may not be paying attention.

Anyways, I looked under the battery tray. It was there.

When I went to take off the wheel well to get a better look under there I found a wire going to something. I pulled on the wire to follow it and feel if the horn was in there, and as I pulled the horn came tumbling out. It is rusted beyond belief and was no longer attached to my truck. Oh, and I need a new rad support. That's rusted out too.

Pics to confirm that this really is my horn.

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Old 10-21-2009, 04:42 PM   #15
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What the hell do you NEED a horn for? What is the "official" reasoning for it being mandatory that it's in working order?

I never use my horn. I prefer obscene gestures.
The horn is for getting their attention so they see your obscene gesture.
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What the hell do you NEED a horn for? What is the "official" reasoning for it being mandatory that it's in working order?

I never use my horn. I prefer obscene gestures.
It is mandatory to have a functioning horn on a motor vehicle.
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Well if my brakes fail and I'm doing about 50 towards a child crossing the road, they'd like me to have that horn. Same to alert other drivers that may not be paying attention.

Anyways, I looked under the battery tray. It was there.

When I went to take off the wheel well to get a better look under there I found a wire going to something. I pulled on the wire to follow it and feel if the horn was in there, and as I pulled the horn came tumbling out. It is rusted beyond belief and was no longer attached to my truck. Oh, and I need a new rad support. That's rusted out too.

Pics to confirm that this really is my horn.

welll theres your problem
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had the same problem on my truck...Whats worse though is that the horn button didn't work either....So I installed airhorns and put a momentary switch on the shifter...So now if I want to use the horn, I do not have to take my hands off the shifter or steering wheel....
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dang, that must suck to have to have your vehicle "inspected" every so often. I got my 84 on the road without it even being seen by anybody, shoot, i didn't even have to be there to get the title in my name and have it registered.
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What sucks even more is I just got my truck inspected, and now I'm going to be taking it off the road to buy a car. That will need to be inspected as well, about 23 bucks a pop.
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