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Horn Relocate: Here's Another way

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Benson X, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Jul 14, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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    Benson X

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    Another way to relocate your horns.

    I needed to free up space behind the grille for the hidden winch I will be installing. I didn't want to move them behind the fuse box, since I might install the winch control box there.

    STEP 1: Disconnect the battery.

    STEP 2: Remove the grille.

    STEP 3: Unplug and remove the (2) horns & unplug the sensor from the middle pillar.

    STEP 4: Undo all the retaining clips from the wire-loom. You can re-use the locking clips (Zip-Tie style) by prying up the lock tab with a small flat-head. Strip off all the tape and conduit up to the battery/headlight area.

    STEP 5: Separate the Sensor wire from the (2) Horn wires (Light Gray and Dark Gray).

    STEP 6: Cut the (2) Horn wires and strip the ends off each.

    STEP 7: Mount the horns.

    Here's where I decided to mount each horn.

    Driver's Side: Next to the radiator
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    Passenger Side: Next to the radiator
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    I used the factory holes to run a bolt, lock-washer, washer, washer, then nut to hold the horns.

    Here are the holes I used:


    Driver's Side
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    Passenger Side
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    I loosened the bracket on each horn so I could position them where I wanted, then tightened it back up. After they were where I wanted, I tightened the nut on each of the bolts.

    Here's what they look like mounted.

    Driver's Side:
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    Passenger Side:
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    STEP 8: I measured a length of wire to the passenger side horn, and soldered it to the Light Gray wire and plug. I trimmed the excess length of wire from the Dark Gray wire and soldered it back to the plug. I used heat-shrink tubing on each of the solder joints, and wrapped the whole thing with conduit and electrical tape.

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    I used a Zip-Tie on this hole to keep the conduit tucked up (there was another hole to use, but didn't want to sacrifice it in case I used it in the future)
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    STEP 9: Plug everything back in and re-connect your battery and honk your horn. Have a beer to celebrate another successful mod. :cheers:

    FINISHED PRODUCT
    :

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  2. Jul 14, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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    Chickenmunga

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  3. Jul 14, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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    Benson X

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    Thanks Mike. They tuck away nice and neat, and I didn't lose any space for future mods. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Jul 14, 2012 at 8:48 PM
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    Good job, I used the driver side hole you used for my retro relays.
     
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