Yes someone told me:The wires for the horn goes through a steering wheel clock spring.
It is possible the clock spring is causing the issue.
Does horn work all the time in one postion??
And then after being turned, will stop working until the wheel is turned again??
Yes all sport models have airbags.thas the old style system, the brass pin wears down making horn intermittent. Easy to fix if you know how to bronze weld. (Obviously not in place tho)
if yours has an airbag then there's a big coil with many cores in it coiled up like a clock spring, this carrys air bag, horn and steering wheel control signals.
If you look at the steering column, you should see a wire attached to it - at least on the 1.6L its easily visible. Often with the action of the steering column, this wire begins to lose its contact, so that the horn works in some steering positions but not in others. That’s where I’d check first, as you’ve already ascertained that the horn works independently.Yes someone told me:
"Mine turned out to be the ground wire at the ragjoint in steering column (in engine bay below master cylinder). Thanks. Can you show the picture of that spot?? Rag joint w/wire drawn in (not necessarily blue). One end goes towards firewall/steering wheel the other towards steering box. Do I need to remove the steering column to access this thing?? No it’s in an ignorant spot but doable. Look in with a mirror and flashlight to see if wire is intact. You may have to turn steering wheel to see the bolt that the wire connects to both sides of rag joint. Please no more questions, read everything I’ve said and look at it. Beforehand to prove or disprove that this is the issue take a jumper wire and connect the steering shafts above and below the rag joint and try the horn. Make certain you have a good connection".
However, I have not yet known for sure where they are??
This is one of the risks in internet based troubleshooting - firstly, determining whether a particular symptom/problem/solution is pertinent to your situation, and, secondly, whether, you should give any credence to the solution. You can't find the rag joint on your car because there are none - that particular discussion relates to a Samurai - your car uses universal joints instead.However, I have not yet known for sure where they are??
Yes, the picture is from Vitara and is just for example only.This is one of the risks in internet based troubleshooting - firstly, determining whether a particular symptom/problem/solution is pertinent to your situation, and, secondly, whether, you should give any credence to the solution. You can't find the rag joint on your car because there are none - that particular discussion relates to a Samurai - your car uses universal joints instead.
Where did you get this image from? Is this a picture of your car that you took? My guess is no, you found it on the internet - it appears to be an older non air bag equipped Suzuki - there is no clock spring.
All you're doing is confusing yourself and everyone trying to assist you.
A rag joint is a flexible drive coupling used to transfer rotary motion without requiring the two shafts to be in perfect alignment - they were commonly used in the steering columns on older vehicles, but have been replaced by universal joints on newer models. Rag joints may also be used for power transmission, for example, an agricultural pump where a diesel engine and a pump are mounted on a skid and the two shafts linked.Ok I am confused.
never heard of a rag joint