A horn that no longer works is likely to become unsafe and must be fixed as soon as possible. You need always, on your Ford Focus, be able to report your presence thanks to this essential tool. It may well simply be damaged and have a strange sound on your Ford Focus, but at any rate it is a problem that you must end. The aim of this article is to accompany you step by step in this technique because you will realize that you can do it yourself without going to the garage for your Ford Focus.
First, start by analysing where the failure came from. Based on this you will be aware of what repairs to do.
We will lead you step by step through the different tests:


Try honking the horn with the cover open. If you hear a sound, but much less strong than usual, it means that some tubes are damaged but some still work. actually, on your Ford Focus there are several trumpets that carry sound.
Step two, try to locate the horn. You will find it near the radiator at the front of your car, near the grille. The grille is the small grille at the front of vehicles that allows air to enter while protecting the parts of your Ford Focus.

Horn cables unplugged on my Ford Focus

Once the horn is identified, we will try to disconnect and reconnect the connecting wires in order to perform a new test. To do this, take the two connected wires, pull them out by their ends towards you. There should also be a horn fixing bolt that you must unscrew. Then tidy it all up with a brush or something, then reconnect it all. Try honking your horn again. Does it work?
You have found the solution for your Ford Focus! If nothing changes, let’s go a little further in the tests and explanations.
You are confronted with several solutions at this stage.

Faulty horn horn on my Ford Focus

You could buy another tube to replace the defective ones if you have been able to identify them on your Ford Focus thanks to the noise.

Fuse blown

it is advisable to also check the fuses. To find this fuse box, we invite you to look at our previous article on the subject:
“Where to find the fuse box on a Ford Focus”
You should also take a look in your vehicle owner’s manual for the fuse references of the horn fuse that you must identify precisely.
Once the fuse is identified, you can dispose of it using a pair of pliers. To check if it is burned, have a look at the metal part. If this one is blown, your fuse has blown on your Ford Focus. It must as a consequence be replaced. If it looks new, it should not be questioned.
You can come across this fuse in any car shop or garage. Test the horn again after the fuse has been exchanged. Is your horn working again? Congratulations! If this still doesn’t work for your Ford Focus, examine your dashboard and specifically your airbag indicator light. If this one is on, there may be a link. Indeed, it can have an impact on the rotating switch, a part that acts as a relay between the steering wheel and the horn. However, for an airbag indicator problem on your Ford Focus, it’s a good idea to go to a professional as it is more challenging to manage alone.


Here are the different causes that could have an impact on your Ford Focus’s horn. Trumpets, fuses, rotating switch, airbag. Precisely identifying the fault will help you to solve it. Be vigilant to replace the fuse with an identical fuse of the same intensity.

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