Tonight I used the horn on my 97 Escort station wagon (bicyclist darted
out into my path). A minute later, the horn again sounded, although I
didn't push it. It sounded two or three more times, about a minute
apart. Each time, I had to press the steering wheel to get it to stop.
The manual has NOTHING about the horn system. Does anyone know why this
horn would do this?
By horn "button" you mean the area where you press it on the steering
wheel? Or is there an actual button somewhere? As I said, the manual
says nothing about the horn at all. I looked at every page, including
the index. Nothing at all indicating there is even a horn in the car.
Usually it's two metal strips that make contact when you sandwich them by
pressing on the contact pad. Maybe the metal strips are 'worn' out of shape
and are not 'springing' back straight. With pressures from the contact pad,
possibly with pressures from steering or pressure at a certain point on the
wheel, the strips are doing what they're supposed to do, just without you
doing it. Take off the steering cover for access to the strips for possible
fixing. No air bag, I hope?!
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