Horn Relay

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slackgarry
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Horn Relay

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Afternoon, thinking of upgrading Horn. Does anyone know the rating of the OEM relay, Before i wire in a extra relay to feed the new twin Horns.

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Re: Horn Relay

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Is it integral or a removable one? If removable it should have a rating printed on it.

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Re: Horn Relay

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I don't have a wiring diagram for C1 handy.
Looks like the original horns (one, or a pair) are standard Japanese disc-type, which can sound a bit uninspiring.

There is probably a relay already. To check whether there is, disconnect the horn(s), then press the horn button repeatedly and listen for a relay clicking. If you can hear one, it will be pretty safe to upgrade to a pair of Mixo's or similar. A bank of motorised Klaxons might need something extra, though!

If in doubt, fit a relay anyway: standard 12v 30/40A 'cube' type will do.

Possible that someone else may be able to find the circuit diagram for you.

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Re: Horn Relay

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Thanks for the help guys all working Very Manly Now. Disconnected the old horn it was fed via a relay. Soldered in a new earth and eye at the horn end and soldered in the live from the old horn.

Now works a treat and very loud. Got a pair of horns from a old Ford Focus from the scrappys.

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Re: Horn Relay

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Well done, you! Found the relay, and fixed the horns - double bubble!