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Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:05 pm 
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Hi every body,

Took the liberty of installing an air horn into my 94 ED falcon classic. Has worked brilliantly for a number of weeks untill today. I beeped at a friend and then stopped beeping. The horn only seconds later must have seen a friend of his because the damn thing started going off. I hit the horn with my palm instinctively and that did the trick, however, when i now turn the steering wheel a few turns to the right (mainly) the horn just goes crazy.

This is very embarrasing!

Does any one know whats going on?
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Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:10 pm 
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horn pad is probably worn out. there is a foam layer between the 2 metal
pads in the horn pad that eventually wears out.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:28 pm 
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check ya clock spring...
when mine was f**k this is what happened

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:33 pm 
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ed no have clock spring...

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:56 pm 
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i see......

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:36 pm 
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wardy0 wrote:
horn pad is probably worn out. there is a foam layer between the 2 metal
pads in the horn pad that eventually wears out.


Have to agree...mine decided it would die one hot summer's day while the car was parked. I'm a bit of a tightar$e so I just replaced the foam with the thickest, softest double-sided tape I could buy. That was 5 years ago, and still going great.

regards, Oz.

PS.. not meaning to nit pick, but the foam actually perishes, rather than wear out. Mine literally turned to dust.
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Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:34 am 
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Check the wiring its not shorting when the wheel is tuning and activinting hte horn.
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Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:42 am 
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Ozemale6t9 wrote:
wardy0 wrote:
horn pad is probably worn out. there is a foam layer between the 2 metal
pads in the horn pad that eventually wears out.


Have to agree...mine decided it would die one hot summer's day while the car was parked. I'm a bit of a tightar$e so I just replaced the foam with the thickest, softest double-sided tape I could buy. That was 5 years ago, and still going great.

regards, Oz.

PS.. not meaning to nit pick, but the foam actually perishes, rather than wear out. Mine literally turned to dust.


That's the way. It's almost a given that the foam has perished. Very easy to repair at home without a need to wake the moths in your wallet.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:56 am 
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Tahts why u connect it up to a separate switch, like i did, as if u connect up to originnal horn, its Unroadworthy, just put in a separate switch,its not hard at all.

There great, Get looks from pple, like "WTF was that"

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