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horn issues

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dustinclm, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Mar 1, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    dustinclm

    dustinclm [OP] Well-Known Member

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    a while back my horn kind of crapped out on my 01 tacoma, it not just makes a pathetic little "toot" and sounds like it should be on some barbie car....i have always assumed some water or mud ruined it because i was doing a lot of off-roading at the time it started this or that it just died...
    anyone out there know if i can fix this or i need to get a new one?
     
  2. Mar 1, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    Siebler

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    Id just upgrade to a Hella or something for the 30 bucks. Itll be louder and take less time then trying to figure out whats wrong with yours.
     
  3. Mar 1, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    dustinclm

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    what does installing a new horn involve? is it just a plug and go type thing, it doesnt seem like it can be to complicated
     
  4. Mar 1, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    i'd like to know this also i've never been a fan of the toyota horn lol
     
  5. Mar 1, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    Definitely replace it. You could go with Hella or Autozone would have something closer to what you have now for right around $15. Installation consist of 1 bolt and 1 wiring harness and takes like 2 minutes.
     
  6. Mar 1, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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    dustinclm

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    yeah i saw some on autozone.com i was thinking of going pick up. my horn is pathetic, every time i hit the horn my buddies and even g/f laugh...its so low the "honk" is covered by my exhaust haha
     
  7. Mar 2, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    rescuetaco526

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    Just go get a few horns off a Cadillac out of the junkyard like I did. Cost all of 8 bucks.
     
  8. Mar 2, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    You're sure it's not the relay...
     
  9. Mar 2, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    dustinclm

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    i have no idea if its the horn or relay...it still works, just sounds pathetic and only audible to bystanders 10ft away
     
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