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Horn will not work

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Horn will not work

Post #1 by falconcritter » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:21 pm

Well I got two junk yard horns and brought them home. Hooked them up and no horn . I found a company to restore them . Got them back and they worked great . The wife and I rebuilt the auto shift Collier , we added a new re-popped steering wheel and the horn was half-hearted blowing . So the wife and I took off the horn assy and I changed the plastic horn insulator and it does not work . My test light lights up when I put it on the metal of the assy . Anybody have any ideas ?
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Post #2 by bubba22349 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:58 pm

What about the horn relay or its wire conections? Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Post #3 by falconcritter » Thu May 09, 2019 7:44 pm

so went looking for horn relay switch last sat. .. and got side tracked with accessories lights , tach , heater core fan , and others not working ! so i looked at the fuses and they are good . broke out the test light and half of my fuse box has power and the other half does not. So the wife and I took it take too a shop 5-9 and they do not work on cars no more . and now more of my car is not working that was working on 5-4 ... fuel gauge, turn signals , back up lights . ARGGGGG !!!!!!!!!!! :bang:
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Post #4 by rzcrisis » Thu May 09, 2019 9:22 pm

As long as you have the horn assemblies grounded to the chassis ground, you should be able to test that the actual horns work by taking 12v from battery to one of the horn terminals to see if they sound. Once you have determined that then you can trace back to your horn contact in the steering wheel. I had lots of problems with mine and after doing the stuff previously mentioned found an incomplete contact from horn ring and the little contact in the steering wheel. I found that one thing at a time to troubleshoot and determine problem.
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Post #5 by bubba22349 » Fri May 10, 2019 3:45 pm

Falconcriter, hows the condition of your ignition switch? Did you look at the back of the fuse panel? Are the fuse holder sockets clean and snug? Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Post #6 by falconcritter » Sat May 11, 2019 10:59 am

I did put an auxiliary fuse box for my accessories , tach, seat belt , e brake light, ect . I hope I did not burn up my fuse box. I am scarred to look ! I guess I am going too see . The Fuse holders are not rusted or corroded . the ignition switch is new . That crumbed away on a night time cruise last year . Could Not polarizing my system when jumping off the Falcon do this ? It has been sitting sense Feb . Not really being driven at all because i have no carpet or seats . I have been dying to reassemble everything in but it seems to get sidetracked with problems . all i need to do was get the stereo hooked up and shocks put on and i could put everything back together. ARGGGGG
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Post #7 by bubba22349 » Sat May 11, 2019 3:41 pm

falconcritter wrote:I did put an auxiliary fuse box for my accessories , tach, seat belt , e brake light, ect . I hope I did not burn up my fuse box. I am scarred to look ! I guess I am going too see . The Fuse holders are not rusted or corroded . the ignition switch is new . That crumbed away on a night time cruise last year . Could Not polarizing my system when jumping off the Falcon do this ? It has been sitting sense Feb . Not really being driven at all because i have no carpet or seats . I have been dying to reassemble everything in but it seems to get sidetracked with problems . all i need to do was get the stereo hooked up and shocks put on and i could put everything back together. ARGGGGG


I don't know what you mean by polarizing the system when doing a jump. Usually polarizing refers to a Generator type system which was last used on the 1964 and older Fords, so with your newer Falcon and its Alternator system there wouldn't be a need to polarize it. However when doing a jump start (or when also hooking up a battery charger) the best practice is to hook up the Posative (Red) jumper cable clamps to the positive battery posts of each cars first. Then hook up the Negative cable clamp (Black) to the negative battery post on the car that's going to be be jumped, and last you hook up the other negative cable clamp (Black) to the negative battery post of car that's doing the jump. After the jump start is done you disconnect the jumper cable clamps in the reverse order. Failure to do a jump in this order can result in severial possable failures to a cars electrical system such as blowing out a diode or diodes in the Alternator, damage to other sensitive electrical parts, I have even seen the top blown off of a battery. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Post #8 by falconcritter » Sun May 12, 2019 3:52 pm

I know red and black & positive and negative, I was reading in a lot of posts that people still unplug their voltage regulators even with Alternator Cars . And some have stated that have had problems after not doing this . Frankly ... I am at my witt's end and having to give my car to the mechanic on Monday too track down the problem ! I just hope I do not have too replace the wiring harness !!! I am praying it is a small thing... easily fixed and I can move on to reassembly of my interior !
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Post #9 by falconcritter » Fri May 17, 2019 9:50 pm

YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD BUBBA ! It was my ignition switch harness that was the problem ! Everything is back working again ! I thought I was going to have to replace the whole wiring harness ..... THANK GOD THAT WAS NOT THE CASE !!!! :beer:
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Post #10 by bubba22349 » Fri May 17, 2019 11:54 pm

:beer: Congrats FalconCriter, glad you got it working again without a major amount of work and trouble. :thumbup: :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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