firstname.lastname@example.org (Stew) wrote in
AFAIK, there is no relay. It's simply a matter of a bad horn or a bad
switch. I have owned several vehicles of this vintage and have never seen a
horn relay on any of them.
There may be a horn circuit breaker. Look for it buried up under the dash.
There's a headlight circuit breaker under there as well.
As others have indicated, this era Ford does not use a horn relay. This is
not a very good idea. The horns pull a lot of current, and have to pull it
from the battery through a lot of wire and several connectors. As the car
ages, the contacts at the connectors and the fuse become corroded.
Impedance increases to the point that the diaphram in the horn will not
Check the horn fuse. It will probably be good. Next step is to clean the
fuse clips and clean or replace the fuse. Clean all the contacts in all of
the connectors in the horn circuit with a contact cleaner. PITA? You bet!
For a driver, and alternative is to add a horn relay, ensuring that the horn
There is no horn relay, as long as you don't have factory
cruise control in the steering wheel.
No fuse, it uses the tail and brake breaker in the headlight
It could also be the horn itself if single, but I suppose there
are two horns.
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