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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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What's with the anemic horn on the Edge ST?

You would think for 52,710.00, you'd get a decent 2-tone horn
on these vehicles.
Instead, Ford gives us an anemic sounding singleTooter, worse than the horn I had on
my 1971 Pinto!


First mod scheduled.
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Went to AutoZone and picked up a Sure-Bilt Highway Blaster Low Tone horn,
close in size but a bit larger than the OEM horn. (DL136L-12V)

Removed the left headlight assembly to access the horn mounting bracket.
The bracket is V shaped, with the OEM horn on one leg, and an open leg for
the horn I added.
Horn mounts on the bracket with a 10mm nut to a stud on the back side of the horn.

The new horn came with one wire with a ground lug ring on one end, and a fast-on
terminal on the other end. I cut the ring lug off, and spliced that end into the horn harness.
I made the other lead wire out of 22Ga wire, and a lug I had in my tool box.


Next, I unplugged the horn harness connector from the OEM horn, removed the horn from the bracket,
then I removed the plug-cap on the OEM horn (luckily the horn has a 2-piece cap/plug),
and put a tinned lead into each cup of the connector plug-cap,
and re-installed the plug-cap on the horn. Mounted both horns back on the bracket.

Plugged them in, and I now have a decent sounding horn.
No more wimpy Asian-car sounding bleeper.


Took me about 1 hour.

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hmm, my Escape has a good, hope the ST isn't a downgrade (1 more thing to check)
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-26-2019, 03:19 AM
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Since the ST comes with a Fiamm low tone Freeway Blaster, adding the high tone horn will give you the sound you'll like. I just did mine. The bracket is already there for the 2nd horn (?!). Just tap the OEM wires for the 2nd horn and you're good to go. Took me a (yawn) whole hour, what with wrapping the new leads and all. Now the horn sounds like it means business...
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-01-2019, 04:48 PM
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Weak Horn

Hey gang, new member here. Had the same issue with my 19 Edge. The dealer ordered me a 17 horn replacement ( dual set up). Took them about an hour to set up. They also told me that Ford is getting a ton of complaints about the single horn set up. My brother in-law's brother has a 19 Explorer. Same issue.
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