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What causes a 2005 ford escape xlt to randomly honk horn and flask lites? and

This occurs with a new battery as i previously thought the old battery was not holding its charge

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  • Wes Roberts
    Wes Roberts Oct 25, 2012

    Thats a problem with the security system. Take it to  a dealer and have them reset the security.

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SOURCE: Engine misfiring

It could be you have a bad distributor ar bad spark plugs. It is also a possibility that the cars computer was programmed wrongly. Either way I would suggest going to a Ford Repair shop and having them run a systems check on the computer to properly diagnose what is happening.

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

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SOURCE: 2005 Ford Escape XLT 4WD - Overdrive light blinking...

The overdrive light blinking means that a fault code has been stored in the computer, this can be for many different reasons. The car isn't actually turning overdrive on and off, it is just a way to alert you of a problem. Getting the computer scanned will provide a fault code eg. P(XXXX) if you can get this code I can help you further. -Jared

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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SOURCE: 2002 Ford Focus Doors lock with key fob, but horn does not honk

there are two seperate horns

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 ford escape 3.0l AWD XLT - DRIVESHAFT CARRIER

if there is some one in your area that balances driveshafts they can change just the bearing for you

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

SOURCE: 2005 Ford Escape - Door Open Indication Light & Horn Alarm Sounds

This is probably caused by:

a loose door switch, or

a loose connection to a door switch, or

a defective (dirty / corroded) door switch.

There is a false signal being sent that a door is open / ajar.

Posted on Mar 18, 2010

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