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Old 02-01-2015, 09:39 PM
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Default How To: F-250 Horn Install for Single Horned Ranger

How To: F-250 Horn Install for Single Note Horn Ranger

This is pretty easy. It took me a little longer than I thought to figure out the best setup. This installation looks really clean and figured it might help somebody else out.


Precautions
Be careful not to scratch your grille or damage the plug when unplugging your horn.

You will need the following:
  • Ford OEM P/N: BC3Z-13832-A
  • Small bolt - This is what I had on hand.
    -10mm 1.5" bolt and nut, 10mm washer, 10mm clamp washer
  • 8mm socket, 10 mm socket



Let's begin!

1. Unplug the single note horn, unbolt only the horn and place it to the side. Leave the bracket in place. Part removed is shown below.


2. The new dual note horns are incorrectly oriented for the Ford Ranger. You will need to remove the horns and flatten the bracket. When re-installing the horns you will need to rotate them 90 degrees. They will need to look exactly like the pictures shown below. If the horns are not pointing down, they will get water in them and sound like a duck quacking.



3. Finally you will need to plug in the new dual note horn and install as shown in the picture below.


4. Installing the new horns like this keeps them out of the radiators way. Enjoy your new dual note horn!
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:21 PM
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Thanks for posting! Do you by chance have a before and after horn sound?
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:41 PM
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Will this make my horn not sound like a smart car horn?
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:19 PM
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Will this make my horn not sound like a smart car horn?
Glad I'm not the only one. Lmao.
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Old 02-03-2015, 04:59 AM
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Default Re: How To: F-250 Horn Install for Single Note Horn Ranger

My horn sounds like a mouse screaming then sputters out and dies after 5 seconds. Sometimes it doesn't work at all.
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:01 AM
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My horn sounds like a mouse screaming then sputters out and dies after 5 seconds. Sometimes it doesn't work at all.
Of all things, my horn died on my '07. The horn! Bought an aftermarket horn. Nice and loud now!
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:13 AM
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Thanks for posting! Do you by chance have a before and after horn sound?
Unfortunately, no. If I anticipated making a How-To, I would have taken much better photos and gotten a sound clip...lol I took it all apart to share the knowledge.

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Will this make my horn not sound like a smart car horn?
Correct. The F-250 horn sounds like a truck horn and not a clown car.

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Glad I'm not the only one. Lmao.
Definitely not.

Glad you guys enjoyed it. This is all basically plug and play with the exception of straightening the F-250 horn mount - I just used my 6" vise.
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:44 AM
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sub'd! thanks for posting the part number!

edit: do you think the harness plug for the part & your ranger is the same as a 1999 ford ranger?

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Old 02-03-2015, 08:28 AM
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My horn sounds like a mouse screaming then sputters out and dies after 5 seconds. Sometimes it doesn't work at all.
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:42 AM
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Didn't the 01-03 rangers have the dual note? My horn sounds exactly like the one on our F350 dumptruck.
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mine sounds like it should be on a pink Miata

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Old 02-03-2015, 10:32 AM
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Didn't the 01-03 rangers have the dual note? My horn sounds exactly like the one on our F350 dumptruck.
Until mid 04 yea
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mine sounds like it should be on a pink Miata Video Link: http://youtu.be/okGPXDyz01k
Hahahah what the hell is that XD
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Hahahah what the hell is that XD
exactly! I got a Miata horn some how
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exactly! I got a Miata horn some how
it kind of sounds like a 60s caddie horn.
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