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Old 09-22-2013, 06:41 AM   #1
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F53 Horn Stopped Working

The horn on my 2013 Thor Challenger stopped working just before we got to our destination. It went "intermittent" for a while (a push might or might not make noise) then quit altogether. I'm fairly certain something is loose or broken inside the horn push on the wheel, but before I dive in I just wondered if anyone else has had the same problem?
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:08 AM   #2
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The contacts may need cleaning or it may be the fuse. My fuse is # 17 on my 08.



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Thanks Cliff. I suspect the contacts. A blown fuse would have just quit with no warning, but mine went "sputtery" for a while before dying altogether. I'll haul the tools out once my lazy Sunday morning feeling wears off.
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Get rid of that baby horn and install air horns. I bought air horns on line for about $139 and installed them myself. Once installed I tapped the wires into the current horn and they work whenever I push the horn on the steering wheel. Gets someones attention when they cut in front of you.
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To the puzzlement and annoyance of my neighbors, my horn is now working. It turned out to be bad contact in the red connector in the image below. There was some grease in the area, which may have migrated into the contacts. All cleaned up and working again.
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Good deal . Thanks for the update.
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That's kind of strange. Grease is a great conductor of electricity and its helps ward off corrosion. Many auto builders grease connections when they are putting things to gather. We use dielectric or Vaseline on electrical connections all the time and never have a problem. In fact it will fix intermittent problems in a connection where you have had corrosion.
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That's kind of strange. Grease is a great conductor of electricity and its helps ward off corrosion. Many auto builders grease connections when they are putting things to gather. We use dielectric or Vaseline on electrical connections all the time and never have a problem. In fact it will fix intermittent problems in a connection where you have had corrosion.
Don, the grease certainly did look like Vaseline. I'm not saying that was definitely the problem. I stripped down the connectors, thoroughly cleaned the pins, reassembled everything and it worked. It could have been corrosion or bent pins not making good contact, who knows? Anyway, my puny horn is working again, but I think there is a set of air horns in my future...
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Glad you got it honking. I have and have had many Fords over the years. But looking at you photo reminded me that I discovered by accident that when on cruse you can turn it off by the resume button and turn it back on to the set speed by touching the resume again. I have a 05 F250 with this exact same wheel and cruse controls and it nor any other truck used to work this way. This is a nice addition to the F53 as you can turn the cruse off without using the brake and not loose you set speed memory. I didn't discover this for months as the older Fords with this style never worked this way.
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