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Old 28 Jul 2011, 09:51 am
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Hi. have a 2003 Pt turbo cruiser and I need help on reiwing the horn so I can put them on the front of my car. I have almost been killed because others cannot hear this horn because of the location under the wheel well. Even though both high and low are connected. I am going to put in an air horn but it does not have 2 terminals like the original horn has.
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Old 28 Jul 2011, 12:42 pm
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Only have 1 terminal? Then the + (red) would got to that terminal and the - or black ground would go to metal part on the horn.
Try if first using scrap wire on the battery posts.
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TJC I'll see if I can't find all my info. I did the same thing, then decided to mount two chrome horns in the engine bay and a wolo badboy self-contained airhorn on the nose. Here's some pics...







Now I'm assuming your PT is US version, so you may only have one horn, mounted behind the splash guard in the drivers front fender well. That one is easy to move because there's plenty of wire there. If you have both horns then the other will be on the passenger side but up in front of the tranny area. Mine only came with the single High-note horn, and talk about wimpy sounding!

I do also suggest you power them through a relay rather than straight off the horn ring, but that's really not necessary unless you're going to do what I did and get louder horns.

Also, many people have mounted their horns under the plastic cover where the windshield washer pump is mounted. There's lots of empty space there and plenty can be done in that area.

Here's a pic of the wolo, not the loudest but much better than the original. Also, please be aware that the factory horns are most times mounted with the trumpet at the incorrect angle, lending to premature failure. The trumpet must face in a direction that allows water and dirt to drop out of it. Mine was full of water when I pulled it because the trumpet faced up.



The badboy was easy to install, and I used the factory plugs right on it until I added other horns, then I put a relay in line to save the horn switch from burning out.

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I was thinking of getting either the Wolo or maybe airhorns. Did you find the Wolo significantly louder than the stock?
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Old 01 Aug 2011, 10:51 pm
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Posting pictures of you horns, without audio, is JUST CRIMINAL!
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Posting pictures of you horns, without audio, is JUST CRIMINAL!
Yeah! <beeeep> I was scoping out a replacement horn a few days ago and found a site that had .wav files for each horn type they had. Extremely helpful. Some that I like the look of sounded like a moped horn (albeit a Very Loud moped).
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Old 02 Aug 2011, 10:53 pm
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The wolo is 118db and my factory horn says 103db on it, if I remember correctly. Plus moving it to the front grill really made a ton of difference. I had the factory one there for a few weeks before buying the wolo.

If you want to hear my horn, it's here on Wolo's site.

There is ABSOLUTELY no comparison to the factory horn!!!!!!!!!!
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MODEL 419 BAD BOY™
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118 Decibels-530/680 Hz

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Old 03 Aug 2011, 02:28 pm
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Now, that's what I'm talking about!
WooHoo!.....er....Wolo?
Gonna try to remember that the next time one of my two goes out.
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Old 28 Aug 2011, 07:21 pm
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does anybody remember the movie the car? it was about a demon possessed car out in the desert, the actual car was an old lincoln mark iv made by george barris. it had a killer horn that i have never been able to find again. its almost like a big rig's horn.
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