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has anyone wired an air horn?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by toyotadude5, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Nov 18, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    toyotadude5

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    Trying to wire up my new air horn, because i think the stock one is wimpy. But cant figure out the wiring. Just wondering if anyone else has done this.
     
  2. Nov 18, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    getting there....
    when i put mine in........i cut the stock horns off, and just used the wiring for my air horns.
     
  3. Nov 18, 2009 at 3:11 PM
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    Ooh. Good call, Will. Never thought of that for some reason. I bought a cheapo air horn kit that I still need to install at some point. Eventually, im gonna do an OBA setup, then i'll get a real air horn and plumb it into that.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    getting there....
    same here........plannin an oba setup.......but the cheepies were all i could afford at the time.
     
  5. Nov 18, 2009 at 3:34 PM
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    did you buy a bunch of components to build a setup? or a kit
     
  6. Nov 18, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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    if you got a kit, you should only need to give it power and a ground. if the kit has only one wire you can connect it to your existing horn wire and bolt the compressor to something metal for ground. if the kit has two wires one is power and the other is ground connect the power to the existing horn wire and the other to something metal. if you have a bunch of components(solenoid, pressure switch, compressor) its a little more tricky than that but if need be i can walk you through it. that is how i built mine.
     
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    ok just got it to work. I got a walo from checker for 25 bux. Its def louder than stock
     
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    ya it was a kit
     
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    :)good deal man!
     
  10. Nov 19, 2009 at 8:51 AM
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    I have OBA and I too used the stock horn wires to connect the solenoid.

    I have a air tank under the bed and the air horns mounted in the front bumper. The wires for the stock horn give a 12v +. So make sure your setup requires that.

    My horn came off an old semi truck, the air tank I bought from ebay, air lines, solenoid and fittings I had lying around.
     
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    Ditto.

    Make sure you ground the new horn(s) though. On my 08, the stock wiring is only the positive lead.
     
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