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Zippy
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2009 Escape horn

I know this is a minor comment, but what was Ford thinking with the horn on this car. It the softest sounding horn I have ever heard, except for my 1958 Renault which had a "city horn" that was about the same. The Renault's "country horn" was just like any other horn.

How difficult is it to change a horn?


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Sorry. I should have done a search first. I can see that wimpy horns have been a problem for some time. the horn on my 2004 Escape was just fine. What is Ford thinking?


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Yeah, I have the same horn on my 08.... the horn in my girlfriend's VW bug sounds better.

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TributeBlue
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I swapped mine out the first week; sounded wimpy. Bought a set of turnpike horns and installed one on each side behind the bumper.


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I swapped mine out the first week; sounded wimpy. Bought a set of turnpike horns and installed one on each side behind the bumper.


Pictures Please

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No photos. Had to remove the front bumper assembly (very easy) and fab one bracket for the passenger side. Used a Scotch lock for the wire to feed the additional horn and ran the wire under a frame rail in front of the radiator.


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No photos. Had to remove the front bumper assembly (very easy) and fab one bracket for the passenger side. Used a Scotch lock for the wire to feed the additional horn and ran the wire under a frame rail in front of the radiator.


Is it just a matter of a few scews to get the bumper off? Can the mounting from the existingf horn be used for a new horn?


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On my model, there isn't enough room for both together - I tried it and the horn hit the bumper. I copied the bracket and screwed it to the opposite side.


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