I had my car in for a service a couple of months ago. I do it annually. It is wasteful to do it more often. There is always a call from the garage when the car is being serviced. Ok, yes change the timing belt. That is important. I can see my tyres and I will be the judge of my tyres, thank you very much. They don't need replacing yet. Happened on our watch but sorry, your passenger window winding mechanism has failed. What do you want us to do? We could just prop it up and it won't work anymore. Perfect, go ahead.
But when I got up to speed, the window whistled. Most annoying. I tried to push it up and jammed a wad a paper in but that failed. I could have lived with that but then there was the horn. Horns can be so troublesome.
I horned some stupid motorist in the lane that gives access to the Highrise carpark. Then the horn sounded twice on its own. Odd. I parked in the carpark at work and when I was a good distance from the car, I could hear a continual horn blasting. I returned to see who the culprit was and it was me. My horn was stuck (I could slip in more double entendre, but enough already). I went back to the car and pressed the horn button a couple of times and it stopped.
I took a look at the underdash fuse box and I could not see a fuse marked horn.
The next morning I googled Hyundai Lantra horn fuse and apparently it is under the bonnet. Btw, how is Michelle's car of the same vintage going?
That same day when I was out of the office, I received a call. Your alarm is stuck on and driving people crazy. By the time I got there it had stopped. It was the heat from the sun that caused it to go off, but clearly the horn spring is weak or broken. I looked under the bonnet and sure enough, there was a box with more fuses and with the help of what I had seen in the car manual, a fuse puller, I removed the horn fuse.
Father's cars often did not have a working horn, or speedo, or fuel gauge, or indicators etc etc. But I find a horn a necessary thing. That with the whistling window has made me call the garage.
All very well, but a few years ago some white powder fell out of the steering wheel. Might that be something to do the sole airbag near where the horn button is located? I am expecting a big bill because there will be a call when they start mucking around with my horn, do you know the airbag in your steering wheel is not serviceable?
I really should get a new car, but new carpet and an overseas holiday is far more important.
Later edit: Two hours labour, $200. Window and horn are fixed and nothing wrong with the airbag.