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Horn does not work, 2003 ford escort zx2, Yes. I have

Customer Question

Horn does not work
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2003 ford escort zx2
JA: Are you fixing your Escort ZX2 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes. I have checked the fuse and it is fine. When I push the horn on the steering wheel I can hear the clicking.
JA: Most vehicles have two fuse panels. Have you located both?
Customer: I did not think this model of ford had two fuse panels. I found the one under the dash on the drivers side and then there is a relay box under the hood but there is no horn relay in there
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not at this time
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.

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Start by checking the 15 amp horn fuse in the central junction box. If this checks out good, be sure the horn relay is good and has two powers going to it. If so, then it could be a faulty horn pad in the steering wheel and or a wiring issue to or from the horn or relay (or possibly a bad horn)

The clicking you are hearing is likley the relay working. This means there is most likley power down at the horn and the horn is bad and will need to be replaced.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.

Here is a wiring diagram of the horn circuit.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
if the horn is bad where is it located and how do I get to it
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.


The horn is located near the front of the vehicle by the front bumper on the drivers side.

Here is the removal and replacement procedure.



Disconnect the battery ground cable.
Raise and support the vehicle.

Disconnect the horn electrical connector.

Remove the horn bolt and the horn.


To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
do I have to remove the bumper to get to the horn or is there another way, if I jack it up can I get to it from underneath
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.

YES, you can get it from underneath.

YES, jacking up the vehicle or putting the vehicle on the lift will make it easier to remove and replace the horn.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.

Hello itsCustomer

I am just checking in to see how things are going and to see if you need any further assistance?

If so, let me know! I will be happy to help!