Hyster S40FTS:
Horn Honking

When you try to start my S40FTS forklift the horn starts honking. What causes this?
  • Posted 5 Jun 2018 05:39
  • Discussion started by JohnnyAlamo
  • Texas, United States
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Replace the horn.
  • Posted 15 Nov 2018 03:50
  • Reply by BREWSKI
  • Nebraska, United States
Was the promblem ever fixed if so what was causing it I'm having the same promblem horn stays on all the time
  • Posted 15 Nov 2018 02:15
  • Reply by Cricketboi
  • Illinois, United States
Low battery will throw a fault code. You may have a horn that is about to fail. These horns are smart horns, they have three wires connected. There is positive and negative at the horn at all times. The VSM sends a signal for the horn to sound. We have had horns do the pulse beep when they get moisture in the connector at the horn. This problem seems to happen more with a low battery.
  • Posted 5 Jun 2018 22:15
  • Reply by BREWSKI
  • Nebraska, United States
I've seen this happen twice on a Yale and never figured it out. It's kind of scary. Thank goodness the operator knew how to shut it off because I didn't have a clue.
  • Posted 5 Jun 2018 08:15
  • Modified 5 Jun 2018 20:37 by poster
  • Reply by mrfixit
  • New York, United States
Update~
I got some charge on the battery and went out and started it, no honking.
Low battery warning? Never has done that before.
  • Posted 5 Jun 2018 07:21
  • Reply by JohnnyAlamo
  • Texas, United States
By the way, it's an intermittent honk, like a one second burst every 3 seconds
  • Posted 5 Jun 2018 07:04
  • Reply by JohnnyAlamo
  • Texas, United States
I also should point out, even after you turn the key back off, it keeps honking until you push the horn button on the steering wheel, then its like it resets.
  • Posted 5 Jun 2018 07:03
  • Reply by JohnnyAlamo
  • Texas, United States
It's ok on fuel, normally this one just gives you a light on the dash for low fuel.
No fault code, the battery was low and it wouldn't quite start. Normal for this forklift as it gets started and run for a few minutes and shut off before it has time to recharge from the start. I have a charger on it now.
  • Posted 5 Jun 2018 07:02
  • Reply by JohnnyAlamo
  • Texas, United States
What happens when it starts? The new trucks have low fuel level warning. Are there fault codes showing on the display?
  • Posted 5 Jun 2018 06:51
  • Reply by BREWSKI
  • Nebraska, United States

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