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Old 06-17-2017, 12:28 AM
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Wimpy horn...

Any body have aftermarket horn.
the one on my truck sounds pretty wimpy.
I don't use it a lot but it's supposed to get your attention... Mine., Not so good.
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Old 06-17-2017, 01:40 AM
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The electrical contacts are prone to corrosion. Make sure there is good clean contact at the mounting bracket and the hot connectors.
It seems like it is always the low note that fails first.
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Old 06-17-2017, 08:54 AM
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Thanks Sam, I'll start there.
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Old 06-17-2017, 10:15 AM
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There is a high and a low horn. If the low isn't working then the horn will sound pretty high pitched and whimpy.
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Old 06-17-2017, 09:40 PM
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I had to replace mine, I could not get the stock one to work. Got it at AZ its a POS, but it passes inspection.
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Old 06-17-2017, 11:37 PM
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Family visiting haven't had time to deal with it,
im hoping it's just bad contacts.
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:46 PM
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There's a video on youtube about creating a horn with custom "honk" sounds and I think the materials are "cheap" less than $100 if you want to get really snazzy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smhM...ature=youtu.be
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:28 PM
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Looks interesting but no thanks. It'll be plenty to fix/replace.
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Old 06-20-2017, 04:22 PM
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The high and low note horns are in the right front wheel well. It is one unit with both horns hooked together. One of mine went. I got a pair of replacement horns and relocated them to the top crossbar of the radiator support behind the grill.

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Old 06-21-2017, 06:45 PM
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I ended up buying a new hi note, basically oem.
I think I like the idea of mounting them behind the grill.
Sometimes you can't have too much horn, may as well be loud and proud..

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Old 06-24-2017, 11:36 AM
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Not to hijack the thread, but is the wimpy horn in any way related to the clockspring or airbag assembly?

Reason I ask is because I already put another used airbag assembly on a couple years ago because the first one was so incredibly sensitive on really cold days the horn would go off by itself sitting in the driveway from contracting. We're talking like one finger the way you would tap someone on the shoulder and you could honk the horn. The used one I put in started to get that sensitive too, then went to wimpy horn, now the last several days my clockspring must have went because no horn and no cruise control.
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but is the wimpy horn in any way related to the clockspring or airbag assembly?
No, the pad is just a momentary on/off switch, it powers both horns or none. It could be the issue if no horns are working and you're not getting power to them. If you are getting power to them, then the issue is with the horns themselves.
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Old 06-25-2017, 04:39 PM
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Easy way to test is just to connect the horn directly to 12v with some alligator clips. If it doesn't work, your issue is further up the chain
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Ok so two separate issues...thanks for the help guys
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