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What short in steering column would cause horn to honk randomly

(1992 Ford F-150)
in Phoenix, AZ on February 10, 2019
I have to use jump box to get it started.then my positive battery cable end melted while trying to start,then I had to replace starter,but I still have to jump to start.battery is good.sometimes my blinker, electric windows,doors radio won't work but my truck runs perfect after starting
What seems to make the problem better or worse? Jump starting it
How long have you had this problem? A couple of months
Tags: 4x4 automatic trans, ford, f 150
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on February 10, 2019
Hello, wow, lots of information there.

Simply addressing your question: your steering wheel has a sliding contact called a "clock spring" that provides power to the horn switch. It is possible you have a wiring concern there, an issue with the clock spring, or a horn switch concern. Only hands on testing will be able to help.

On the other hand, it sounds like you have some other issues that could use some hands on testing too! Good luck.
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on February 10, 2019
Hello, wow, lots of information there.

Simply addressing your question: your steering wheel has a sliding contact called a "clock spring" that provides power to the horn switch. It is possible you have a wiring concern there, an issue with the clock spring, or a horn switch concern. Only hands on testing will be able to help.

On the other hand, it sounds like you have some other issues that could use some hands on testing too! Good luck.
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