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      09-06-2018, 12:07 PM   #1
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Horn started to sound like a scooter?!

Suddenly my horn sounds like I drive a scooter; its surprising in the wrong way! I used to have a full sounding horn, but out of nowhere (no life changes, coding, etc), I have half a horn.
Anyone else experience this?
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      09-06-2018, 08:37 PM   #2
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Yea I had seen posts about the horn getting busted. Have the dealer fix it under warranty.
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      09-08-2018, 12:33 AM   #3
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I think I have seen 2-3 folks here who have had to have horns replaced under warranty, seems like an odd failure because I am sure every BMW uses the same horn system but perhaps they have a supplier quality issue. Not good these days to have any reliability issues with a safety system. Not the biggest deal in the world but a little surprising.
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      09-08-2018, 01:54 AM   #4
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I think I have seen 2-3 folks here who have had to have horns replaced under warranty, seems like an odd failure because I am sure every BMW uses the same horn system but perhaps they have a supplier quality issue. Not good these days to have any reliability issues with a safety system. Not the biggest deal in the world but a little surprising.
I feel of all the things to fail, half of the horn is pretty far down the list of things I really care about.
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      09-08-2018, 02:10 AM   #5
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These cars have horns??
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      09-08-2018, 08:16 AM   #6
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but out of nowhere (no life changes, coding, etc), I have half a horn.
Anyone else experience this?
It does diminish with age, but 50% is significant. Is it limiting performance? There are solutions these days.
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      09-08-2018, 01:35 PM   #7
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I feel of all the things to fail, half of the horn is pretty far down the list of things I really care about.
Unfortunately, a legal requirement here in the UK.
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      09-10-2018, 12:16 PM   #8
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Yes, apparently the "lower" horn needs replacement. 16K miles on the car.
I don't know if its common, but the part was not in stock at the dealer.
I consider it a safety feature, as people veer into my lane or move stupidly.
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These cars have horns??


I know right.

I just use the gas pedal instead.
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      09-10-2018, 02:17 PM   #10
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This happens to me intermittently. Good old whack and it seems to fix itself
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This happens to me intermittently. Good old whack and it seems to fix itself
Like fixing the old Jute box machine.
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      09-10-2018, 03:55 PM   #12
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Yep had it happen to me after 1k miles. Sounded like a clown car!

Dealer fixed under warranty
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      09-11-2018, 04:27 AM   #13
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This happens to me intermittently. Good old whack and it seems to fix itself


Northern English humour. Magnificent as always. Though I suspect this post should come with an airplane sound.
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      09-28-2018, 07:00 PM   #14
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      09-28-2018, 09:14 PM   #15
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+1 here w a lame horn. Debating whether to wait till it's totally dead or till warranty is almost up.
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      09-29-2018, 09:02 AM   #16
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Just consider it a partial Stage 1 pseudo BMW "Douche Driver Delete" package.

-Turn signal delete
-Horn delete
-also includes a flat bill/brimmed cap embroidered with "BRAH"
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      10-18-2018, 04:59 PM   #17
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I have just noticed this in my 3k car. I was on a cruise and tried to rudely beep the mustang I was up the behind of. At the next stop he asked me when my horn was going to go through puberty
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      02-02-2020, 08:45 AM   #18
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Used my horn for the first time yesterday when a car pulled out in front of me. Wow, couldn't believe how weak and high pitched it sounded, it was embarrassing! Glad it's not the expected sound of the horn (my 135i had a great horn).

Will have the dealer check it out at my next oil change.
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      02-02-2020, 12:22 PM   #19
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I've had the dealer replace the low horn on my car twice within a year. Seems like a common failure
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      02-03-2020, 11:34 AM   #20
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Two times here, one of the two felt out. Was still under garanty,
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      02-07-2020, 08:49 AM   #21
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You used English and Humor in the same sentence. That is completely contradictory.
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      02-07-2020, 03:32 PM   #22
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Had mine replaced by the dealer under warranty as well... might be switching to hella horns or something similar when my car goes outta warranty.
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