Horn DIY....No Pics Though:-( G2 - The Acura Legend & Acura RL Forum
Acura Legend Forum Acura Legend Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   The Acura Legend & Acura RL Forum > Shop Talk > DIYs

DIYs These threads contain answers to common topics. "Do it yourself" modifications are also archived here.

Acura-Legend.com is the premier Acura Legend Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-23-02, 05:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
I'van der Rohe
Towers of Hanoi Champion
B+O's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: VSC S 。Mod
Posts: 12,824

Car 1: why?

iTrader Score: 3 reviews
Send a message via AIM to B+O
Horn DIY....No Pics Though:-( G2

okay we are gonna go ahead and change the tone of the horns.
things required:
a pair of horns
16-14Gauge wire, about 3-6 feet
wire cut, strip, and Crimpers
drill and self taping screws. at least 2 screws.
crimp connectors (6) not necessary
2 T-tap wires connectors.

First and foremost you should think about what kind of Tone do you want. the Japanese tones are notoriously wimpy so anything from Japanese car is a NO-NO. Airhorns are a little more complicated than just finding horns that are Electronically activatd without a pump. Decide wether you want these or not. once youhave the horns it is a good idea to check functionality, I messed up and got one that was not working when i got and had to tinker with it. okay enough with the small talk and stalling. On to the fun stuff. First you want to find the lacation of the horns. The low pitch horn is in the engine Bay. It may take a couple of seconds to located it. It is beside the battery box, when standing infront of the car, it is closer to the engine. You should see a grey plug. Unplug this and remove the plug using the wire cutters. make sure not to cut to short. After doing this take a Crimpconnector and crimp the Blue wire with a wire that you plan to match with it. Crimp and run wire in the chosen path to the front front of car (in front of the Radiator). then do the same for the Black wire. After you have run the wires to the front of the car, pic up your first horn and find the wires on it. After doing this, connect this wire you have chosen from teh horn to the wire from the car. Do the same for the the other wire. Use the T-Taps to connect the horns together i.e tap the wire from positve and run tapped wire to positive of second horn same thing for negative. (the electronic horns are not single directional the will work either way, air horns on the other hand have a pump which must pump the right way so find the negative of this pump and connect to negative from the car and so on with the positive). NOTE: Face horn bell (the part that opens up like a french horn) downward as to not let water and moister set in. I have mine wedged in place next to the light pretty tightly so i had no need to screw or drill but if you have horns that cant do this, you can use the center beam going down in front ot the Cross memember going across the front (the fron side not the topside of the beam) to mount the horns. Drill a holewhere you want to mount them. BE CAREFUL AS TO NOT DRILL INTO THE A/C CONDENSER very bad!!!. after mounting them check for clearence (this should be done first). If hood does not close nicely then mount on the center beam going down the front of the A/C Condenser. When everything is mounted check horn sound. HEHE you'll notice that there's an odd Hi-pitch annoyance in your horn sound. Thats the Stock HIGH PITCH horn. This horn is located on the LEFT side of the car while LOOKING AT THE FRONT OF IT. You need to get on the ground and reach up you. The stock road shield will be in the way of getting to it.you can pull the bumper forward to ease access or just remove the door where the fog lights would be and get to it that way (cars with "BUBBLE LIPS" 94-95 bumpers will be infinitly easier to get to It) If you have a 91-93 bumper Just remove the little panel like you wuold for a CAI. this horn is right here, the plug has the button to remove it on the back side of it (facing the rear of the car). undue this plug and swing it out of the way.


example. look at the extreme lower edge of this pic. this is my OLD setup. i had 2 BMW horns in conjunction with a Pontiac Bonneville high pitched horn. i have since switched back to Hi and Low pitched Pontiac Bonneville horns.

Last edited by B+O; 09-26-03 at 07:18 PM.
B+O is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 03-14-12, 09:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
brandotheone's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Land O lakes
Posts: 7

Car 1: 1993 Acura Legend LS

iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Is there a way that you can change the tone of your horn without getting new ones? Since its electronic
brandotheone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-12, 12:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: 10-A-KEY
Posts: 10,147

Car 1: 91 Alpha/Alpha Touring KA7
Car 2: 92 Alpha/ AlphaT KA8
Car 3: 91L,93LS,94LS KA7's

iTrader Score: 39 reviews
Originally Posted by brandotheone View Post
Is there a way that you can change the tone of your horn without getting new ones? Since its electronic

Yes im back! Alpha/AlphaTouring!https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulleti...ang%2Fjdm-kang
Originally Posted by Blackend
Good to meet you too Willie. I tell ya, when we were walking the Auto-X course and you guys started pulling in, I had no idea who it was until I saw the green machine and we're all like "ooohhhh, that's Willie and the Acuraholicks!"

Glad you guys made it out, and nice meeting all of you.
L3GDKANG/JDMKANG is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

  The Acura Legend & Acura RL Forum > Shop Talk > DIYs

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:36 PM.

acura-legend.com is an independent Acura enthusiast website owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc. Content on acura-legend.com is generated by its users. acura-legend.com is not in any way affiliated with Honda Motor Company.
Powered by vBulletin®. Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
© AutoGuide