2001 ZX2 Airbag/Horn Replacement on 2001 Ford Escort

I need to replace my airbag because the horn is stuck and the horn wont stop honking. Do I need to pull the fuse first for the airbag before changing the airbag and can do it myself? I bought used airbag.

by in Natick, MA on May 06, 2011
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1 answer 3 comments
ANSWER by , May 06, 2011
Yikes, be VERY careful! If you've never had the pleasure of being around an air bag deploying, take it from me: You don't want that. Disconnect both battery cables. Let the vehicle sit for a while (10+ minutes just for extra caution) and then the system is ready for you to work on. I'm quite sketchy on the used air bag though; if there's any short involved in that unknown entity, you may get more than you bargained for when you reconnect that battery... Also - did you verify the failure is the horn pad itself? This is not a known issue for this vehicle -- it is a known issue for the Grand Marquis and Crown Victoria and Town Car -- different air bag.
COMMENT by , May 07, 2011
The mechanic said it is the horn pad. because the horn pad is inside the airbag. the hornpad I broke. i pressed it so hard that it get stuck and it has clicking sound when the horn is honking. especially when it's hot weather. Can I just remove the fuse for the airbag by not the removing the battery cable. it's alot of work removing the battery cables
COMMENT by , May 07, 2011
No, you cannot. Remove the battery cables.
COMMENT by , May 09, 2011
Thanks for reply.