Why is my car horn honking by itself?

A few months ago I bought an old Ford from a private seller. Now the car horn randomly starts honking and I look like a huge jerk on the road. Why is my car horn honking by itself?

Chloe Jenkins · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
If your car horn is taking on a life of its own it could be due to the following issues:
  • A faulty relay
  • A short circuit
  • A faulty horn push button
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