There is no one easy answer for this, as a specific answer will depend on alot of factors including the size of your car and the available space, as well as the amount of money you're willing to spend on the system. A cheap system can be had for about $20-$30 from many auto parts stores. They usually come with a quick blast compressor, some tubing and a couple of plastic horns. You hook this system to the existing wiring for your factory car horn, mount everything securely and you're on your way. More detailed instructions are on the package. I went this route once. It doesn't sound good. The blast is very loud, and also very high pitched. Think hooking an air compressor to a bicycle horn and that's about what it sounds like. If you want that loud, deep big rig sound, you're going to have to be ready to do some work, and spend some money. A good new truck horn can run several hundred dollars. If you want a double or triple Trumpet set-up, you're likely to spend more. I would note that if you're going to mount the horn under the hood and looks aren't all that important, you might want to check ebay. I got a very good used truck horn for about $30 a few years ago, certainly far less than I would have paid for one new. The following are some very general instructions. You may find that you need to buy more supplies or mount the items in different locations depending on space and preference. Here's some of what you will need for this project: A small electric air compressor. This can be bought at most home supply stores. I have even seen them at Wal-Mart for less than $100 and it has its own tank and pressure switch. A power inverter. This device takes 12v car power and converts it to 120v house power. Get the biggest one you can afford and your car's electrical system can handle because you'll find TONS of uses for this, beyond just powering the air compressor. You can get 12 volt air compressors with tanks, but I like this set-up better. Here's where you'll need to make a choice: You can get a manual valve to blow the air horn with or you can get an electric solenoid and hook it to your cars existing horn wiring. I went with the hand valve simply because there are times when you don't want to blast 130db of air horn. This is also more work, though. You'll also want to pick up lots of hose and wire. First step is to find a place to mount the inverter. I recommend the trunk because it is weather tight, and the last thing we want is for this to get wet. You will also want to mount the air compressor somewhere nearby, also in the trunk. Now that we have mounted these two items, we can get on to the dirty business. Wire the inverter into your car's electrical system. I would recommend having it switched on and off with the car's ignition system simply so that your air compressor won't be draining your battery while the car isn't running. It's easy to forget to open the trunk and switch off the inverter. Next, find somewhere under the hood to mount your horn. You *CAN* mount it on the roof of your car but it just looks tacky and creates more work. However, roof mounting on a pick-up truck or SUV kinda makes it look cool. Having mounted the horn, find somewhere to mount your valve. If you went with the electric valve, simply mount it near your car's factory horn and wire it in so that it trips when you push your car's horn button. If you go with the manual valve, mount it somewhere easilly accessible to you, where you can run the air lines without creating too much of an eyesore. Now, run your air lines between the horn and the valve, and then between the valve and the air compressor. Check your work and tuck away all the wires and air lines. Start your car and wait for the compressor to air up. Turn off the car and check your connections for air leaks. Test your work by blowing the horn using the method you selected. That's it, you're done! Remember to check your local laws regarding noise pollution.
You can install car air horns by opening the hood of the vehicle and choose the best place to position it, use self tapping screws to mount the horn, place the compressor to the tubing and test the horn.
In order to install an air horn on a motor home you will need to but the air horn kit and follow the direction supplied within. Although air horns are generally limited to semi's.
If you are in the United States, Unless you have authorization, you can only install a P.A. and Electric Air horn on your vehicle. It is otherwise illegal to possess or install an emergency siren.
You can replace the standard car horn with pretty much any horn you want. Given that many truck horns are powered by air, it would be difficult to duplicate in a car unless you can rig an air compressor.
You don't...you trade it in for a better car.
It is not advisable to install a car horn without a relay. The current draw of a horn is too much to run directly through the car and horn switch. Relays are used on items that have a high current draw for this reason. It is an unsafe practice to not use a relay in these conditions. You would not want to catch your car on fire.
1. Remove the driver's side headlight. 2. Unbolt the horn and bracket from car. 3. Get replacement 3-wire horn. (available from Saturn for ~$70) 4. Install new horn and bracket on car. 5. Intall headlight.
I invented the car horn
Push the car horn button....
What is the decibel level of a car horn?
Buy a new one, uninstall the old one, install the new one.
Defective horn switch in the steering wheel or short in wiring. If the car has an air bag, do not attempt to repair the steering wheel horn switch. Take it to a professional. Serious injury can occur when working with the SRS.
most semi's have air horns so yes it is possible
The horn sits under the front of the car, and it's bolted to the "frame". Undo the wires that are on the old horn, and remember where the came from so you can put them in the same order on the new horn. If you have the correct horn, the same wiring configuration should work, and you just bolt it on.
It could be the relay under the hood or the fuse. The easiest way is to first check if your air conditioner works if it doesn't your Air Conditioner/Horn fuse is blown. Then disconnect horn in the front of the car and connect a multimeter set to dc voltage to the connector of the car and have someone press the horn, it should show 12 volts if not your relay is bad. Also the horn has a screw on the back with paint on it loosen the bolt and unscrew the screw a bit and screw it back and connect it to the car and press the horn if no sound then you will have to replace your horn.
The compression is done at up to 10 bars. The air horn kit consists of an air horn and a compressor. The compression is done at up to 10 bars. The air horn kit consists of an air horn and a compressor.
You go to a car repair shop
buy a new horn and install it
Both the horn and the alarm horn are in the engine bay (of course). Looking at the engine bay from the front of the car, the alarm horn is on the right (drivers side), at the back, near the top close to the weather seal. The car horn is underneath the air filter box on the left side at the front of the engine bay.
Most car horns are electronically operated - and Class 7/8 trucks have them, as well.. they're called a "city horn". An air horn is simply air operated, and the tone is emitting through the passing of air at a high velocity. It's similar to blowing over the top of empty glass bottles.
Yes. Most people with cars today are thinking of changing their current horn to a truck horn by simply putting the horn at the back part of their car.
Horns do not have fuses. If you have a car with a driver's side air bag and the horn does not work, it is most likely the clock spring for the air bag. Have a certified repair shop check it out as it is VERY DANGEROUS to mess with the air bag.
When a car horn goes off while the car is switched off, it means the horn has a bad ground.
The Renault car does not come with a hot wired car horn. However, you can splice the wire and hot wire the horn yourself.