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Old    Steve LeBlanc (leblanc1)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-06-2007, 9:23 PM Reply   
So there's this inline "horn" on a wire under my dashboard that makes a horrible squeeling sound when I turn on the ignition key. I found a way to disconnect it at a male/female connection close to it, and didn't seem to lose any components...but what is it for?
Old    Charles (chas)      Join Date: Feb 2002       04-06-2007, 9:56 PM Reply   
Warning horn for the engine, over heat or low oil psi and horn will sound.
Old    Steve LeBlanc (leblanc1)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-06-2007, 10:41 PM Reply   
That's what I figured...So why is it constantly going off? It started last year after I installed my stereo system...intermittently, and I somehow accidentally disconnected and didn't hear it again..until today I was doing some work and noticed a connection that was disconnected...reconnected it and there was the squeeling. The motor isn't running.
Old    Craig (yosquire)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-06-2007, 11:50 PM Reply   
disconnect your stereo and see if it goes off. If so, that points you to an incorrectly wired stereo.
Old    Steve LeBlanc (leblanc1)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-08-2007, 12:13 PM Reply   
Stereo had nothing to do with it. Still sounds off. Like mentioned before, it is an overtemp horn. I traced the wire to a temp sensor on the engine. Now...why is it sounding when the engine is cold? The motor overheated once last year...enough to destroy the sensor and melt the contacts inside? Thoughts?

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