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Old 12-15-2005, 16:16   #1 (permalink)
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EB Horn short or continually going off

Can someone suggest what is happening. On a very cold night in winter the steering wheel horn just starting honking out aloud. This happened at 2 am inthe morning. I disconnected the wire from the horn and it shut up. But when I reconnect it , the damn thing takes off again.

The car is an EB Falcon Wagon.
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Old 12-15-2005, 18:26   #2 (permalink)
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Re: EB Horn short or continually going off

check the horn pad on the steering wheel, have had a lot of trouble with them.
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Old 12-15-2005, 18:47   #3 (permalink)
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yeah you have broken the seal and it cant be fixed unless you get a new wheel
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Old 12-18-2005, 03:10   #4 (permalink)
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You dont need a new wheel, just get a new horn pad from your Ford dealer and you will be right for another 10 years or so.
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The foam rots between the pad and the contacts; you can fix it yourself cheaply with some self adhesive foam.
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Old 12-22-2005, 05:28   #6 (permalink)
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Also, when the foam stuffs out, the wiring can contact the metal backing plate as well. I used some heatshrink to stop this, as well as the self adhesive foam (door seal foam from Bunnings!) to fix it. Been ok for 18 months now!
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Also, when the foam stuffs out, the wiring can contact the metal backing plate as well. I used some heatshrink to stop this, as well as the self adhesive foam (door seal foam from Bunnings!) to fix it. Been ok for 18 months now!
Do I have to remove the steering wheel to fix this problem or can I remove the pad ...how is this done?...never done this before.
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Just carefully lever the horn pad off with a long thin screwdriver. Be careful as it's very easy to break one or both of the two retaining clips. These clips are sort of hook shaped with the little plastic hooks pointing inward towards the wheel centre so you have to lever them sideways away from the centre at the hook shank to remove the pads.
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Old 12-27-2005, 11:06   #9 (permalink)
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thanks Aussie Blue ...I will give this a try and see how I go.
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Fantastic....thanks guys. I used bubble wrap instead of the foam and it is working well.
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