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Wet engine now horn & lights don't work!!???

I just spray washed/hosed my radiator and front engine and my horns (ONLY, who knows what else) do not work!! Obviously a fuse or relay, but both?? And which horn/fuse?

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Or mabe not a fuse or relay (headlights aren't on relays unless you converted them and the horn relay is in the fusebox inside the cabin) but just stuff still wet and making continuity or circut issues.




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Wait a day for the water to evaporate and all will be fine. The electical connections in the egine bay for the most part are not sealed so most likely you have a wet short.

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Wait a day for the water to evaporate ... most likely you have a wet short.
Wet shorts? I thought we were talking electrical system.

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When you find out the problem, pleeeeeeeease send me a PM with the culprit, as I have a similar problem, maybe worse. Good luck.

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Been there, done that...

Power washed under the wheel wells, radiator of my 1986 Spider, had lots of weird lighting problems. Removed all the bulbs and blew out connectors with compressed air. Make sure to install bulbs correctly-that is don't mash copper connectors causing a short as I did.
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