The horn is stuck on and won't go off - Pulled the fuse on 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass

My son hit the horn to hard and now it wont go off. There is a airbag in the steering wheel. Is there a contact broke or stuck? Because of the airbag, I'm afraid to take apart the steering wheel. Help

by in Southampton, PA on January 15, 2011
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on January 15, 2011
Well if you pulled the fuse and the horn stop blowing? You are on the right track. Now take it to a repair shop to see what the problem is? Possible bad horn pad?
COMMENT by on February 12, 2011
Is the horn pad part of the Airbag or is it sold separately? The dealer made it seam like they were all one piece and that I had to buy a whole new airbag($$$), instead of just a horn pad. The car only has 59,000 original miles on it and is in very good condition, so I would like to fix it the right way, instead of just throwing a horn switch in the car. Can I purchase a used airbag and just have the dealer install it?
ANSWER by on February 11, 2011
And justly you should be,,, best guess is it may not be the switch but more likely the wires touching, My airbags deployed and when you look inside--the two Flaps that are together on center of steering wheel have a wire on each side and two thin metal pieces that touch each other when middle or wherever,,,,is pushed to sound horn,,,so it sounds like either these wires are now touching behind the plastic (like maybe they fell inside one on top of the other or they are touching somewhere else. You probably will have to find the wires and cut them and go to an autostore or Radio shack,lowes whatever and just by a horn switch,,,,very cheap $3-5 dollars--this can be mounted anywhere and you will pass inspection...otherwise enjoy the quite and be more patient!!! lol:))