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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-05-10, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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2004 Ford explorer XLT horn shorting

i know it's a short cause i replaced the fuse and it immediately blew when i tried the horn. Im not quite sure where abouts are the horn mechanisms or how am i suppose to find the short. any help would be appreciated thanks

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Re: 2004 Ford explorer XLT horn shorting

Electrical problems are the worst to have.....

Your best bet is to pikc up a repair manual, OR find out what else connects to that particular fuse. Make sure the proper AMP rated fuse is used, and if it is, then there's most likely a short somewhere with the horn. I'm not sure if there are two horns or just the one, they're generally in front of and beside the radiator. Get a flashlight and inspect the wiring. You might be able to oHm out the fault and it might be something as simple as a bad horn. If the wiring is exposed through the front grille, it can lead to an electrical short over time should the wire casing become brittle, etc.

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