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Because HELLA Horns

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by SubaruTheTacoma, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. Mar 1, 2019 at 11:17 AM
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    SubaruTheTacoma

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    NEEP NEEP

    DISCLAIMER: This Mod / Horn upgrade is not for people who want a loud deep ear blasting horn.
    These horns have a more high pitched Rally car sound to them.

    Hey Guys! Subaru The Tacoma here doing my first write up.

    Today we are going to be doing a super easy almost direct swap mod to change out the stock horns with these bad boys

    https://www.amazon.com/HELLA-922000...prefix=hella+sharp,aps,180&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1

    I Love the way these horns sound. I feel like the more high pitched sound cuts through traffic noise really well plus the look of confusion when they hear that style honk come out of a truck is priceless.

    Also, the look of them behind the grill is Delicious.


    2018-06-15 19.49.35.jpg


    Step 1: Get all your stuff together!
    2018-06-15 15.10.07-2.jpg

    at the time I did this Mod I also installed some Cali raised bed stiffeners and antenna mounts (Thanks! @CaliRaisedLed)along with Tacoma inserts on the tailgate.



    Step 2: Make a Ground Wire Harness. This is the only part of this mod that requires some brain power

    2018-06-16 20.13.13-2.jpg

    2018-06-16 20.17.14.jpg

    Step 3: Unplug the factory horns and remove them

    Step 4: Using the same screws and holes from the factory horns mount the Hella Horns

    Step 5: plug in the Factory plugs to the left contact on the hella horns

    Step 6: use your ground harness to connect the right contacts of the hella horns and then run the ground wire to your ground point. I use the one near my battery for all my accessories.

    Step 7: find some traffic and lay on the horn! NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP



    UPDATE: V2 in progress. Currently waiting on @BartMaster1234 Horn Bracket.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...-cadillac-horns-winter-2k18-group-buy.508390/

    I will use his Bracket and wire harnness to run 2 x Hella Sharp tones and 2x Hella Super tones .... or maybe 4x Sharp tones. Have not Decided yet
     
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  2. Mar 1, 2019 at 11:34 AM
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    s.e.charles

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    omg; me so horny now!
     
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  3. Mar 1, 2019 at 11:46 AM
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    Is there video of the sound?
     
  4. Mar 1, 2019 at 11:50 AM
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    I need to do this. Will Update today or tomorrow.
     
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  5. Mar 1, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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  6. Mar 1, 2019 at 12:17 PM
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    SubaruTheTacoma

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    Perfect thanks!!

    I will post one of mine asap
     
  7. Mar 1, 2019 at 12:18 PM
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    I won't have all 4 for awhile @BartMaster1234 is working hard on the brackets for this round. For now its just 2 sharps
     
  8. Mar 1, 2019 at 12:24 PM
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    Taco_Coma

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    Gotta get those Cadillac horns
     
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  9. Mar 1, 2019 at 12:37 PM
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    oo yes I like this! Interesting to see on 2018 the hole configuration up front seems to be different. do you have a picture of your stock horns in location?
     
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    Nawwww not for me. I mean seeing as how I am trying to go with the Subaru Rally vibe these are puuurrfect.
     
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    STrooper

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    I would like to hear it as well, video please!:thumbsup:
     
  12. Mar 1, 2019 at 12:45 PM
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    Great Video!! does this mean I don't have to do one now? :rofl:
     
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    do we need new relays for the horn switchover?
     
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    Thanks for the thread. Will be doing this mod. Live in Florida, land of the almost dead and deaf.
     
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    I did not use the relays. As far as I know that is already built in since we are using the stock horn harness
     
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    Hood deflector, window vent visors, stainless steps, kb voodoo bedrack, bed cubby cap seals, meso ext fuse cover, meso lower switch panel, 4xhella horns, power tray aux panel, 2wd lo mod, rear FU lights, bed led lights, BPF SKID and Hook, rear view mirror usb power ports, front and rear dash cam, front and rear cam anytime mod, cherry air freshener!
    I was sitting in the living room, building harnesses to do this tomorrow, and I decided to search on TW... Any troubles since not using a relay or anyone thinking about going back and adding a relay? Thanks!20190309_213033.jpg
     
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    From what I’ve read, using the stock wired to power the Hellas does not provide the required power to get the most from the horns. The relay will provide that needed 12v.
     
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    The Sharptones draw less power and you can use the stock power. If you go with the Supertones, then you will need the relay. I went with the Sharptones with no relay and stock power and they are fine.
     
  19. Mar 18, 2019 at 9:45 AM
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    I also did this.
     
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    I'm going to do the same!


    DONE! Thanks for the easy wiring pics.
     
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