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Old 05 May 2018, 06:46 pm
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Default Getting Horny

So my '06 Touring has a wimpy single horn. I've got a couple of nice, high-output horns left over from motorcycle projects. Looking at the wiring diagram in my cheesy Chilton's manual, I see that some PTs came with dual horns.

My initial thought was that I could simply mount a second horn and then make a splitter out of some wire and blade connectors, but the horn leads on my PT look pretty wimpy- like they're maybe 24 AWG. I see that there's a horn relay, so the thought occurs that I could just run a second set of wires directly from the relay to the second horn. Only question is, where's the doggone horn relay?
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Old 05 May 2018, 07:02 pm
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The 2nd horn was dropped in 2002...wiring was dropped in 2003.
The G2 don't have a horn relay.

ADDING A SECOND HORN
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Old 05 May 2018, 09:05 pm
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Here's a photo of the high tone horn I added to my 2005 GT from off of a 2001 PT. Together with the low tone horn that comes on later PT's they give a full harmonic tone. You get a honk instead of a beep.



For wiring, I just spliced the two-horn part of the harness into the wires feeding the one original horn. It worked fine. I'm not sure what it will do on a 2nd Gen PT. It will put more of a load on the TIPM. You might consider running a relay so the original horn lead just acts as a trigger.
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Old 05 May 2018, 10:03 pm
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This is the horn I added to my PT years ago:



Hung it on a bracket held in place by the canister in the r/f bumper corner.

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Old 06 May 2018, 01:18 am
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You might consider running a relay so the original horn lead just acts as a trigger.
Exactly my first thought when LionPT said there's no relay in the second gen models.
Now to find where I can tie into a positive source and run a healthy 18AWG lead to the relay and horns. I wonder if there are any lugs on the fuse panel...
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Old 06 May 2018, 06:32 am
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Exactly my first thought when LionPT said there's no relay in the second gen models.
Now to find where I can tie into a positive source and run a healthy 18AWG lead to the relay and horns. I wonder if there are any lugs on the fuse panel...
There is 1 space in the TIPM, but you could just as easily run it to the battery.
From pics online I've seen most users install the relay next to the horn...whether it was under the passenger side fender or behind the grill.
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Old 06 May 2018, 11:24 am
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From pics online I've seen most users install the relay next to the horn...whether it was under the passenger side fender or behind the grill.
Yeah, that makes the most sense- just use the existing (wimpy-sized) horn leads to operate the solenoid.
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Old 06 May 2018, 01:10 pm
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Here is a pic of the wiring diagram from my Ooga Horn.



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