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Where is the horn relay on a 1998 ford escort

The horn keeps on without touching it, how do you disconnect the horn relay and where is it located in a 1998 ford escort?

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SOURCE: rear drum removal 1998 ford escort

Hi,
Removing the drums can be a little difficult if they are really worn and. have a large lip inside where the brake shoes have worn them down.
Anyway here goes, loosen wheel nut/s slightly, raise the car and make safe by using an axle stand or similar then lower it so the wheel is off the ground.
Remove all nut/s and take wheel to one side, you'll then see the whole of the drum, there should be 1 or 2 retaining Philips type screws between the locating holes for the wheel, these need to be removed possibly with an impact screwdriver if too tight.
Once screws are out release the hand brake, hopefully the drum will rotate, try waggling it from side to side along it circumference pulling the drum towards you, it may move a few mm then lock? try using a very heavy rubber mallet to thump the outside edge of the drum whilst turning it. This hopefully will loosen the brake shoes holding the drum on you may need to keep doing this for a good while.
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SOURCE: 1995 ford escort lx fan relay locations

right hand side under bonnet on the wing or at the back by the battery depending on model build

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SOURCE: fuel pump relay location on a 1998 ford escort

Go to this website and pick owners manual put in your information then open the owners manual link then look at fuse panel details starting on page 106. This way you can download the entire owners manual.

http://www.genuineservice.com/genuineservice/en/default?page=Home

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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SOURCE: where is the horn located on a 1998 ford explorer

The horn is usually between the radiator and grill Assembly. The fuse is in fuse panel under the dash on the drivers side. Look at the lid and it shows the fuse placement and there use.

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Where is the A/C relay located in a 1998 Ford

The system doesn't have an individual relay for AC. It is controlled by the CCRM. Here is a wiring diagram. Hope it helps you.. :-)
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Why does my horn keep going off out of nowwhere?


The contact brush may be grounding on something other than the horn button contact. The wires run up the steering column tube and may be damaged inside.

Alternately the relay or it's wiring may be at fault. Or if it occurs more often when it is wet, this Technical Service Bulletin likely applies

1998 Ford Escort Electrical System Service Bulletin 71979


Additionally if you have the keyless security system, there were at least one TSB issued that may be relevent.

1998 Ford Escort Electrical System Service Bulletin 148392

Jan 16, 2012 | 1998 Ford Escort

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The horn does not work at all on 1999 escort


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 follows...
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.

May 25, 2011 | 1999 Ford Escort

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Where is the blower motor relay located on a 2003 ford escort?


either in the back of the glove box or on the drivers side there will be a pop off pannel near the pedals or in the side of the foot well .your hand book should show you where the relay is located on the fuse board .

Jun 13, 2010 | 2003 Ford Escort

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Location of the horn relay on a 2000 zx2


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May 19, 2010 | 2000 Ford Escort

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Purchased 1996 Ford Crown Victoria. On driving it home the cruise control went out. Tried to reset and won't work, as well as the horn. What is the problem?


The horn relay is located toward the front of the engine. It is located just behind the radiator overflow reservoir and attached to the inner fender next to two other relays. It is the only one without a plastic cover over the top of it. FYI, our Crown Vic horn didn't blow, and the cruise didn't work. I changed the relay and still no horn. I decided to check the horns themselves. Found wires disconnected from terminals. Touched wire to horn terminal and horn blew incessantly. (previous owner had disconnected horn rather than diagnose why) Pulled the horn "button" from steering wheel and disconnected the wire leads and horn quit. Disassembled the "button" assembly. Foam had degraded over time between the contacts. (Ford has discontinued this part). Cleaned and replaced foam with Scotch foam mounting squares with holes punched out over contacts (2 layers thick). Re-assembled and viola! Horn and cruise control both work! Relay was bad as was horn button.

Mar 29, 2010 | 1996 Ford Crown Victoria

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Ford escort 95 wagon the horn does not work but was just replaced 6 months ago with new one. it just clicks at the steering wheel


Check the horn relay
  • Horn relay located above the interior fuse junction panel. Hope this helps. Also check the ground wire to horn, if in doubt run a wire from horn base to some other ground.
  • Mar 10, 2010 | 1995 Ford Escort

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    1998 escort....horn blows when you turn the corner...now blows continually if you touch the steering wheel...I took the fuse out


    A friend took the steering wheel/column apart and found the horn wire and it had a tiny cut in it from the metal part of the wheel...taped it and put it back together

    Sep 30, 2009 | 1998 Ford Escort

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    My horn doesn't work for my 1988 Crown Victoria


    check fuse and also check the wire going to the horn and check the inside of the horn too and check the ground

    Jul 04, 2009 | 1988 Ford Crown Victoria

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    1988 Ford Crown Vic Horn Relay Location


    The horn relay IS NOT located in a box toward the front of the engine. It is located just behind the radiator overflow reservoir and attached to the inner fender next to two other relays. It is the only one without a plastic cover over the top of it. FYI, our Crown Vic horn didn't blow, and the cruise didn't work. I changed the relay and still no horn. I decided to check the horns themselves. Found wires disconnected from terminals. Touched wire to horn terminal and horn blew incessantly. (previous owner had disconnected horn rather than diagnose why) Pulled the horn "button" from steering wheel and disconnected the wire leads and horn quit. Disassembled the "button" assembly. Foam had degraded over time between the contacts. (Ford has discontinued this part). Cleaned and replaced foam with Scotch foam mounting squares with holes punched out over contacts (2 layers thick). Re-assembled and viola! Horn and cruise control both work! Relay was bad as was horn button.

    Jun 27, 2009 | 1988 Ford Crown Victoria

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