Corvette Central Tech Takes On C5 Horn Switch Fix

You’re probably already familiar with the incredible variety of different restoration, repair, and performance products our friends at Corvette Central have on tap, just waiting for your phone or internet order to rush those parts to your doorstep. What you may not be aware of is their CC Tech website, which features a wealth of different tips and tricks for repairs you can do yourself, for every generation of Corvette.

The latest bit of information, penned by guest writer Chris Petris of Petris Enterprises, deals with horn issues for C5 owners, whether it’s a horn that doesn’t function at all, only works intermittently, or worse yet, goes off constantly. While it’s possible to spend hundreds of dollars getting the problem diagnosed and repaired at a dealership, Petris steps you though the troubleshooting steps to determine which component is actually at fault.

While a lot of would-be DIYers are justifiably nervous about working around the potentially-dangerous airbag module, the tech article shows how to safely test and replace the membrane horn switch without the expense of a full airbag replacement, if that’s the component at the core of the problem.

Be sure to check out all of CC Tech’s library for solutions to common Corvette problems – you could potentially save yourself thousands on repairs that you can do yourself, plus gain the satisfaction of getting to know your car a little bit better in the process!

About the author

Paul Huizenga

After some close calls on the street in his late teens and early twenties, Paul Huizenga discovered organized drag racing and never looked back, becoming a SFI-Certified tech inspector and avid bracket racer. Formerly the editor of OverRev and Race Pages magazines, Huizenga set out on his own in 2009 to become a freelance writer and editor.
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