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Installing a set of air horns

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by zedster, May 24, 2019.

  1. zedster

    zedster Forum User

    Has anyone installed a set of musical air horns and used the existing original horn wiring which is in situ, instead of running a whole new set of wiring through the car with a separate button on the dash,
    just wondered if it were possible, or will the existing wire not cope.
  2. cosworth415

    Z Club Member

    I have but not on my Z installed them in my 1.2 polo well hidden behind grill but in front of rad I think there illegal, run a separate circuit to feed two compressors, two relays with two illuminated push switches, five horns on one compressor and two on the other so ones just a loud blast (two horns) and the others like the general lee (five horns)
    The compressors use a lot of juice so I wouldn’t install them on existing Z wiring if I were you, and don’t use them without the engine running.
  3. Pete

    Pete Well-Known Forum User

    I'd imgine that it's a select few that have made that mod!
  4. zedster

    zedster Forum User

    My Zed is due for an MOT, I just rang the test centre and they said "It will not pass with them on" so you are right, I never knew that.
  5. cosworth415

    Z Club Member

    I suppose I best not bib any coppers then!
  6. zedster

    zedster Forum User

    When I am at the M.O.T station I will ask if they are illegal as the main hooter, or if they are illegal altogether, the boy I was speaking too had to go and ask and was not to sure.
  7. toopy

    Z Club Member

    The musical ones are most definitely illegal, the single tone ones I'm not sure, i guess if they are so loud as to scare OAP's, dogs and small children! then probably not.

    I did have a loudish single tone one on my first car (Chevette) back in the day, but I cant' recall if it was ever MOT'd with it installed before it was scrapped!

    Z Club Member

    Any one remember Alvin Henslar from Switzerland who had the sound of cowbells rigged up

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