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Steibel horn keeps blowing fuse

 
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skully93
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:58 pm    Post subject: Steibel horn keeps blowing fuse Reply with quote

My awesome horn worked flawlessly for nearly 4 years. Now for some reason it keeps blowing fuses.

If I replace it, it works for a while, but pops again, so I don't want to melt anything.

I did purchase a new relay before I wised up and thought to check the fuse, which is only 7amps.

Has anyone had dealings with the upgraded horns on the Blackjack/Internationals?

Much appreciated!

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Syd
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it blow fuses only when using the horn?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check the wiring for a short.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm wondering whether or not the motor (for the compressor) in your horn is worn out. When a DC motor goes bad, it starts to draw more and more current. I don't know how much current a new horn draws, but if you can find that out and measure how much your horn is drawing, then you'll know for sure.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know how it has worked this long with a 7 amp circuit. They call for at least a 25 amp circuit wired into their relay and the stock switch of the Buddy:
http://www.valkmotive.com/installation-nautilus-419-519-619-vm2-nm2-gp-418-404-415
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skully93
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DeeDee wrote:
I don't know how it has worked this long with a 7 amp circuit. They call for at least a 25 amp circuit wired into their relay and the stock switch of the Buddy:
http://www.valkmotive.com/installation-nautilus-419-519-619-vm2-nm2-gp-418-404-415


Not sure either. That's just the horn in the battery compartment. It's tough to trace the bugger, but I'll see what I can do. Warmer weather incoming!

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