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Did my horn relocate

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Chris(NJ), Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Dec 10, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    In preparation of finally getting some additional lights wired up I went ahead and relocated the oem horns and installed tim's light bar. I'll post up these pics in case anyone needs some extra pictures for their project:

    Once you take off all of the electrical tape from the stock wiring, you're pretty much left with this:
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    These wires had to be extended, so when you snip the wire from the oem wiring, make sure you leave yourself enough wire in both ends to solder/attach the new piece of wire. Here's what mine looks like prior to solder and electrical tape:
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    And here is the finished product. You can see that I simply re-used a stock bolt location. In order to use this spot, all you need to do is snip about 1" worth of metal from the bottom of the bracket. Bend it out of the way and (after adjusting the brackets on the horns), bolt them back in place. A zip tie keeps the new wiring hidden too :cool:
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  2. Dec 10, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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  3. Dec 10, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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  4. Jan 9, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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    Mine went a similar place near yours.. on the horizontal crossmember right next to your spot. No machining except the 5/16 hole in the xmember. Depth-of-fiels in my picture sucks, so the shrouded wire linking the two horns doesn't really touch the radiator. I made it short enough so it can't. Likewise the horns don't really face the back of the structural bumper. Not quite done wiring. I'm using the main hot of the stock horn to trigger a Wolo BadBoy in concert with the stock horn.

    -TD

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    zzzzz
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  5. Jan 9, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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    So I am not dissing you but what is the point of this mod? Does it change the sound or something?
     
  6. Jan 9, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    It makes it so you can't see the horn through a mesh grille.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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    Holy Cripes! Is THAT why I did it? I just saw everyone ELSE doing it. Being a new member I thought I had to do it to keep in good standing. ....seriously, I'm just glad I know where people are putting them now. Inch by inch; Step by Step; Slowly I turned, and one day I had a mesh grille with no ugly horns visible..... but for now I have relocated horns, a Wolo BadBoy, blacked out grille surround and I know how to get the dang thing off again when I am ready for the mesh!!
    -TD
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  8. Jan 10, 2012 at 7:47 AM
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    That makes sense. I bet everything shows through one of those grills?
     
  9. Jan 10, 2012 at 8:14 AM
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    Yep a lot of people paint their radiator support braces too.
     
  10. Jan 10, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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    Well, that, plus I wanted to make sure that they didn't interfere w/ a set of lights that are going back there. So it has more than aesthetical reasoning.
     
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