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98 Ford Escort, alarm / horn malfunctioning.

When locking the doors with the FOB, hitting the lock button twice used to have a quick beep of the horn. Now, the horn blows until I push the horn actuator on the steering wheel, which will stop it. Thoughts?

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SOURCE: Alarm won't beep when doors are locked with key fob

hold both the lock and unlock buttons for three seconds the horn will honk and the lights will flash!

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SOURCE: 2002 Ford Focus Doors lock with key fob, but horn does not honk

there are two seperate horns

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SOURCE: Honda CRV 2002 Power Door lock

try testing or replaceing the drivers door lock actuator, reprogram ur key fobs and try unlocking and locking ur doors. as far as the lights and reminder,....it sounds like a seperate problem. but try the door actuator first (drivers side always act up and cause every other actuator to act up... like a bad kid that gets the rukkus started and ruins things for everyone..

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 Pacifica power seats, windows, mirrors, ect just stopped

Disconnect the battery for a minute or two. This clears the computer, and for some reason fixes the problem. I have had the same problem on and off for the last two years I have owned the car. I took it to the dealership at first, then figured that it might be something simpler. I just had the problem again today after accidentally setting off the alarm, and the above fix worked. Lost my radio presets though.

Posted on May 12, 2009

SOURCE: 2005 Ford Escape - Door Open Indication Light & Horn Alarm Sounds

This is probably caused by:

a loose door switch, or

a loose connection to a door switch, or

a defective (dirty / corroded) door switch.

There is a false signal being sent that a door is open / ajar.

Posted on Mar 18, 2010

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