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Horn doesn't work

My daughter has a 1998 Ford escort 4 door and her horn doesn't work. She checked the 2 obvious fuse boxes and replaced the 15 for the horn in one of them, but it didn't help. Where else could the problem be? Is our only other option wiring?

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Hi

You need to check the live feed to the connection wire, at the horn, with a 12v test light, when the horn button is pressed.
It could be the horn its-self has packed up ?

Good Luck !

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John.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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Sorry but it is non - serviceable , location smart junction box ! If the relay were bad you would need to replace the smart junction box . Is the air bag light lit ! ( possible clock spring )
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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:

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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.
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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
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16. Open
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