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1st issue with my "new" old F350
after about a month of owning my truck, i have run into my first issue. i've owned fords before, so unusual electrical issues dont come as a shock. not sure about this one tho...
on sunday afternoon while the game was on, i kept hearing someone laying on the horn out in front of the house. we live in the sticks, we've had runaway cows blocking the road recently, i thought nothing of it at first. it kept happening, i went out and didnt see a thing. it happened again a bit later, and i got outside to find that it was my truck sitting in the driveway, horn blaring! i opened the door and it stopped. i closed the door, stayed off until dome lite went out, then it layed on the horn again. no lights blinking like an alarm going off, and it isnt short repeated blasts of the horn, its just a steady blast. open the door: off, light goes out: on.
anyway, i dont have the cash to take it to the auto electric shop right now with christmas coming. i just pulled the fuse for the horn. my question is, am i allowing some potentially damaging problem to continue that i'm not seeing cause the horn blast was the symptom, and i temporarily cured that? anybody have any idea what might be going on? it has been freezing cold, and ive noticed that when its cold the radio volume dial turns the volume up either way you turn it. that stops when the truck warms up. is this an issue like that maybe?
i cant have the horn blasting all the time, but i could disconnect the battery and leave it sit til i fix it. i havent sold the old truck that i'm replacing yet, so i could just drive that. any thoughts would be appreciated.