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Pete, Auto Service Technician
Category: Ford
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Experience:  Over 17 years diagnosing and repairing automobiles various makes and models with some training and certifications.
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This morning my 2004 e250 horn began to blow all by itself

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this morning my 2004 e250 horn began to blow all by itself after being parked for about an hour. I disconnected the battery after an hour I re-connected it after a while it started blowing again
JA: Lots of things can cause problems with the battery. The Ford Mechanic will know what to do. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: That's about all that I know about this. My employee who normally drives this truck stated that he had a hard time starting it this morning he had to lift up on the gear selector to get the vehicle to crank over. After it started he drove into work about 15 miles with no problem. after he parked it the horn started sounding on its own
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: that would be nice if I could
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Ford Mechanic should know about your Ford?
Customer: that's about it
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

From what is described here this sounds like shorted out wiring in the steering column.This will cause the horn to sound off like this here as well as the hard starting until lifting on the shifter itself.The wiring inside the steering column needs inspected as I suspect one or more wires are shorted together causing this issue here.I have run into this before having to repair the wiring.

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Thanks Pete