I have recently had to blast my horn for about 2 minutes while I was driving.

Got me wondering: Does using the horn for long periods of time damage it/wear it out?

2003 Opel Agila

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    Only if you use it too long, then someone might shoot you. Mar 8, 2016 at 23:40
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    In what kind of situation you HAVE to blast the horn for two minutes? Mar 9, 2016 at 9:27
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    I think I have road rage.
    – George
    Mar 9, 2016 at 23:10

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No not at all, the horn is not gonna get damaged. My old Nissan Maxima once had a faulty hood lock switch and the alarm went off during night. The alarm was on for almost all the night and the horn was honking too, I knew it the next day when there was a notice hanging on my apartment door.

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