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  • Tenacious D Aug 07, 2008

    2001 Ford Focus- The horn inexplicably began beeping- short beeps at first and then longer beeps- finally, it was beeping constantly and would not stop. The car was turned off when this was happening. I disconnected one of the battery cables and it stopped. The only thing is, now the horn doesn't work at all. Any ideas?

  • mechelelewis Jan 08, 2009

    2002 ford focus, same desciption all with in a 1 hr time span. 1st a beep beep then a full on set of non stop, my husband suggested possible fuse about to blow. When i turned off the car it was still going non stop I had to take the fuse out for the horn which has disabled the horn. Now the check engine light has come on which 2 weeks ago it came on but after running out the gas as suggested in the manual the light went out, just gased up again and I am concered that the 2 are related. Any idea? Thanks

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The steering wheel horn pad is warped, it is a common problem, when the soft plastic of the area were you push to honk the horn warps it causes the horn contact to stick on, most common with cars setting in the sun all day with the windows rolled up tight.

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