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the dash pad -upper section to windshield shouldnt have to be unless damaged by deployment the other 3 sections -airbag location the part in line with the ducting and the knee area usually are damaged during deployment and unless you have been trained ir have working knowledge if the air bag system would have a certified trusted auto body shop survey the damage and advise if any under dash damage is present --they can also show a dash break down diagram as well as correctly installing replacement airbag
Sadly, the horn relay is built into the Smart Junction Block (passenger fuse box)
I think you may have a bad/sticking horn switch, which is part of the drivers airbag module. if there are no concerns with the speed control or airbag lamp on, the clock spring in the column is ok.
all the switch does is complete a ground circuit to the relay. you may have a wire pinched under the airbag in the wheel.
since an airbag is involved, I would recommend a dealer check this part. Airbags are dangerous.
The fuel pump is provided power by the SBSR- right side B-pillar airbag module. You can check for power and ground at the connector of the fuel pump across the 2 larger wires. The brown wire is ground. You should have battery voltage to the connector.
The airbag relay is located under the plastic paneling under your e-brake handle.
remove the screw covers, remove the screws. ,!!!! Before u unhook anything relating to your airbag system disconnect your posi battery lead. Once you have done that you can unmourned your airbag relay and harness.
Open the hood. Find the horn. Put one hand on the horn. Have someone else blow the horn. If you DO NOT feel a click or hum then no power is getting to the horn. Get the owners manual out and find the fuse for the horn. Check or replace that fuse. See if the horn works. If not working go to auto parts store and ask them to look up horn relay for your car. Ask them to show you where the relay is located. See if you can replace that relay yourself. good luck
I am assuming you have checked the Fuse Box under the hood for the Horn Fuse and / or the Horn Relay and made sure both are good?
You can always try the steps outlined in this video to replace the horn pad. to see if this is your issue if you have exhausted all of your other resources.
Or You can try these steps to further diagnose your issues:
The horn relay on ZX2's is located underneath the dashboard on the
drivers side. There are several relays located there - identify the horn
relay by the "clicking" sound it makes when the horn is pressed. The
likelyhood that you have a bad relay is minimal. Start by checking the
horn fuse (the fuse box is located under the dash on the driver side).
Next, check the relay. If the relay is making a clicking noise, it is
probably OK. The next thing to check is the horn itself. it is located
on the passenger side of the vehicle, up underneath the front bumber.
Most instructions say to remove the bumber cover to get to the horn, but
this is not neccesary. In my experience with Escort horn problems, the
problem has been with the horn "switch", a wafer thin piece of plastic
that lies between the steering wheel cover and the airbag assembly.
Below are instructions for replacement of this switch - don't be
intimidted by the procedure - it is not difficult.
You cannot buy a horn switch at a dealer - they tell you that the horn
switch is part of the airbag assembly, which cost $450 plus.
Understandably, Ford doesn't want people "messing around" with airbags.
Go to a junk yard - you can eazily find and remove the horn switch from
an Escort who's airbags have already deployed. I bought two of them for
$5. Identify and remove the junkyard horn switch by reading step 7
below. This is an eazy fix if you follow these instructions. Should take
about 10 minutes. I replaced my "stuck" 97 Escort horn switch as
1) Disconnect negative battery cable, wait for at least 1/2 hour for
residual power discharge before proceeding to net step (IMPORTANT!).
This will disable the airbag. Neglecting this step could cause serious
injury or death!
2) Remove two 10mm bolts directly behind the steering wheel - one on left, one on right. These secure the airbag unit.
3) carefully lift the airbag unit out of the steering wheel.
4) remove two small star-screws at bottom of airbag unit using star end
screw driver - the horn wires enter the airbag unit next to these screws
5) pry the airbag cover (this is the front part of the steering wheel
cover with the horn picture on it) off of the plastic tabs of the airbag
unit, on the left & right sides - should come off very eazily.
6) now you can lift the airbag cover up (there are three rivets that continue to hold the top portion of the cover in place)
7) the horn switch, which is covered by a thin layer of dark foam, is a
very thin plastic pad with two wires coming out (same wires as step 4).
You can see wafer thin copper strips inside the plastic. The switch is
held in place by three small plastic tabs. Remove the switch and
disconnect the wires at the red connector inside the steering wheel.
8) replace horn switch with junkyard switch
9) re-assembly is the reverse of the removal.
This procedure should apply to 97 through 2002 Escorts, including the ZX2. Hope this helps someone save some money.
To take out the driver's airbag you should disconnect the battery cables, let car sit ten minutes, then on the back side of the steering wheel you will find two holes, one on the driver's side and one on the pass. side of the steering wheel. Using a torx bit driver about a T25 or T30 unscrew the two screws that are up in these holes. Note that the screws do not come out but as you unscrew the screws the airbag moves up and away from the steering wheel. then you can unplug it. The connector just pops out of the back of the airbag unit. The horn not working could just be a fuse, bad relay or the horns may be bad. Wiht the key on if you push the horn you should be able to hear the horn relay that is in the front fuse box click once for every time you push the horn. If this does not click you will have to trace down the problem but try this before you remove the airbag unit. You can also unplug the horn and jump power to one side and ground to the other side to see if the horn is bad or if it will blow. Hope this helps, Tommy
Theres a module called airbag restraint control module that should either be under your center console or under the hood. Have the wires or that module checked for any trouble codes. Your crash sensors may have been disabled as well.
Depending on which airbag sensor your after. There are 4 crash sensors on these. 2 in the doors for the side airbags, and the other 2 can be located underneath the bonnet. The sensors respond to the relevant airbag on the same side, i.e nearside sensor = passengers airbag, offside sensor = drivers airbag.
The main SRS control unit can be located underneath the centre console, thought ild add this in case you needed it!