Kia Seltos Horn Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 10/11/22 •  3 min read

The Kia Seltos is a great looking vehicle, but it is also an expensive one.  People love this model because of its sleek looks and stylish interior. There are a lot of people who would love to have this vehicle in their collection, but there are also some people who have bought this model and find that it is not what they expected.

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Unfortunately, like all vehicles, the Kia Seltos is not perfect. The one major issue that people face with the Kia Seltos is that the horn is not working. You will have to buy a replacement part for your Kia Seltos or hire a professional to fix it for you. However, there are some simple steps that you can take to fix your Kia Seltos without having to replace it or spend money on a professional.

Common Issues with Kia Seltos Horn Not Working

The Kia Seltos is a new model, and it has some features that you might not be used to. However, the one thing that you might not be used to is the horn having issues. There are many different reasons why it will not work properly.

Faulty horn switch

The first thing that you need to do is to make sure that your horn switch is working properly. You can do this by trying out other functions on your car’s instrument panel such as the interior lights or the locks or any other buttons in the car’s dashboard or steering wheel. If none of these work, then you should consider buying a replacement part for your Kia Seltos so that you can fix your problem with your horn.

Check the fuse

There are many different reasons why a fuse will not work properly in your Kia Seltos. However, one of the most common issues with fuses is that they will not be fully functional due to either being blown or corroded out. To check if this is happening to your fuse, you should try taking out the fuse box and doing a light test on it. If a fuse does not work because it is blown, then you should replace it.

Faulty relay

Relays are electromagnetic switches that allow you to turn on and off electrical loads. Bad relays may cause the horn to work, but it may also cause other problems.

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Relay locations are found in the engine compartment or under the steering wheel on the left-hand side. If you are lucky, you may find the wiring diagram on the dashboard itself. Before starting the replacement, you must disconnect the battery from the vehicle.

When you have identified the relay that gives a horn to your Kia Seltos, you should then check if there is a similar relay in the same box. Usually you can use an AC relay to test the horn relay. This will help you to easily test whether the malfunctioning horn is caused by a bad horn switch. Don’t forget to reconnect the battery after checking the relay!

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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