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I have a 2016 Ram 1500 5.7l Laramie edition and my horn no longer works. There is no fuse in the horn slot and yes I even put one in to no avail. The fob will flash the lights but no horn which leads me to believe the problem is not in the steering column. I can hear a click in the fuse box when trying the horn. Could a bad relay cause this? Are any of the relays connected to the horn in some way? I'm at a loss, I've never seen a fuse box with a place for the horn but without a fuse. I've pulled and checked every fuse and none were bad. Help! Thanks
 
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Will do thanks...do you know why there would be no fuse for the horn?
 

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Diagram from 2017 shows yellow micro fuse at F42 as fuse location. U may wanna check again, just saying. I don't have a 2016 manual saved to look at
 
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That's what so strange, my manual also shows a fuse at 42 but there's not one and the horn has always worked until now. I even put a fuse in that slot but still nothing just a clicking sound. Thanks
 

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Clock spring maybe? It can cause all kinds of issues. Like horn not working, or blowing all the time, cruise not working.
 

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Here is just a few possible fleeting lucid moments:

1) Did U check and see if there is "power" at the horn?
2) Did U try hooking up a "power" source to the horn and see if it even works?
 
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Not yet, I just assumed a horn wouldn't go bad at 50000 miles but I'll check thanks
 

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Heck wire might be bad. or broken connection at horn which is why I suggest check for power. Connection. And put alt 12v to horn and see if works. Remember to disconnect power wire at horn before u hit with alternate power source so u do not send voltage back towards TIPM.
 

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Not yet, I just assumed a horn wouldn't go bad at 50000 miles but I'll check thanks
JFTR assumption get you in trouble sometimes lol
 
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Thanks I'll give it a shot, I was hoping for an easy fix before getting into the fender well. I'm still baffled that there is no fuse where it says a fuse should be, never heard of such before and the manual doesn't specify a horn relay but there has to be one, maybe wired with another relay or something.
 

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Thanks I'll give it a shot, I was hoping for an easy fix before getting into the fender well. I'm still baffled that there is no fuse where it says a fuse should be, never heard of such before and the manual doesn't specify a horn relay but there has to be one, maybe wired with another relay or something.
Now that part I have no idea. Bottom line is: If U got power at horn: And horn does not work, maybe not enough power, put volt meter on it, then U got a wiring issue somewhere. If U disconnect and put alternate power wire to horn and horn goes "beep", then U have confirmed somewhere in the circuit there is an issue. Sorry, all I got. Kinda reminds me of what we used to do years ago: Friggin horns like on the Chevy trucks, wiring be screwed. We just hook up a positive line from whateva source to a button in cab: usually on steering column, that button seemed to always be white. Then from button on other side to horn, Push button, horn go beep. Seemed like all them old C-10 trucks had horn issues.
 
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I believe You have a 3-5 prong "horn relay" in the fuse box. U Gonna have to figure out which one it is, that may be the problem also. IMHO.

But than I could be 100% wrong. Makes no sense U do not have a powered fuse slot with fuse for power. So I just am out of internet guessnosis. Somebody lot smarter than me needs to chime in.
 
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Appreciate your thoughts on this, I'll check those things first chance I get
 

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I checked my truck which is a fifth GEN 2019 ram early build Apr 2018 and I checked the fuse box and I have a 20 amp fuse for the horn at position F as in Frank number 57 that’s all I can tell you. As I suggested earlier until you find the issue u could always wire in a temp push button till u get problem resolved. Best of luck.
 
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I have a 2016 Ram 1500 5.7l Laramie edition and my horn no longer works. There is no fuse in the horn slot and yes I even put one in to no avail. The fob will flash the lights but no horn which leads me to believe the problem is not in the steering column. I can hear a click in the fuse box when trying the horn. Could a bad relay cause this? Are any of the relays connected to the horn in some way? I'm at a loss, I've never seen a fuse box with a place for the horn but without a fuse. I've pulled and checked every fuse and none were bad. Help! Thanks

Stock horn? Aftermarket horn? One-owner truck or has a previous owner redone horn wiring so as to fit an aftermarket horn? (Gotta have that “Dukes of Hazzard” tune, you know). Not sure why else you’d be missing a fuse in the normal position.

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RI
 

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I'm going to side with clock spring going out... it shorts out and then the soldered wrapped wire just finally breaks the connections period... most times it involves all the steering wheel controls on the left side, and not the right side of wheel.
 

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Hello and welcome to the land of silent horns. The click your hearing in the fuse box is more than likely the horn relay. Check for voltage at the connection at the horn when you depress the horn pad. If you have voltage there , sounds like time for a new horn.
 

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with the horn clicking when you press the button the more likely culprit is the horn itself. The diaphragm has probably welded itself. You can take an object and give it a wack and it might free it up, but it would just happen again at some point anyways.
 

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