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Re: DIY Horn Upgrade Mod - Updated Jan 12

Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:10 pm

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GlennD wrote:I just upgraded my 2013 SL. It must be done from the bottom but I did not need to use ramps.
That's interesting. I'd like to update the wiki: can you please elaborate on why it must be done from the bottom? Are there pieces that are difficult/impossible to remove to get to the horn from above?

GlennD wrote:The horn wiring has changed. It is now wired like most American cars. The horn works at all times.
Ummm.... the horn works all the time on my 2011 SV too! It has Fiamm horns but the wiring is the stock wiring.

GlennD wrote: It has 12v and the horn ring supplies a ground.
"Horn ring"? Is that a ring around its mounting bolt? So the ring/mounting bolt/mounting bracket is grounded? (My 2011 LEAF gets its ground from a wired negative connection, not from its mounting.)

GlennD wrote:I do not think there is a relay anymore.
I don't know, but I would think it still has a relay. AFAIK, the stock horn on my LEAF draws 10 amps, which I think is quite a lot and needs to be switched via a relay.


My 2012 Leaf had one lead grounded and the horn was supplied with 12V when the horn is pressed. There is no ground on my 2013 Leaf.

There is a foam block and lots of stuff in the way of top access on my 2013. Also the panel does not easily come off anymore.

Horn ring is siren speak from the units I repair. I guess at one time there really was a horn ring.

I suppose I could have listened for a click from a relay but I did not think about it.
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Re: DIY Horn Upgrade Mod - Updated Jan 12

Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:39 pm

GlennD wrote:There is a foam block and lots of stuff in the way of top access on my 2013. Also the panel does not easily come off anymore.
OK, noted. Thanks.
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Re: DIY Horn Upgrade Mod - Updated Jan 12

Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:24 pm

Not sure if you can make it out from this picture, but after I took the top plastic cover off there are additional plastic covers that block your access from getting to the horn from above. I too had to do it from below.

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Re: DIY Horn Upgrade Mod - Updated Jan 12

Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:12 pm

I believe that is the snow and ice shield that was also retrofitted to some earlier cars as part of last year's recall/update...

Lasareath wrote:Not sure if you can make it out from this picture, but after I took the top plastic cover off there are additional plastic covers that block your access from getting to the horn from above. I too had to do it from below.
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Re: DIY Horn Upgrade Mod - Updated Jan 12

Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:39 pm

Could someone clarify the new wiring necessary for the 2013 Leaf. I understood the pigtail connectors but I'm not certain about what is needed to install the Faimm horns on the 2013.

Thanks.

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Re: DIY Horn Upgrade Mod - Updated Jan 12

Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:17 pm

It's almost as simple as plug and plug.

There are two quick connectors on the stock horn.

You un bolt the old horn.
Pull off the quick connectors.
create two wires shaped as Y's, the top legs of the Y need 1/4" female quick connectors and the bottom needs inline quick connectors.

Snip off the stock 1/4" quick connectors and crimp the bottom inline quick connectors to the snipped off stock wires.

Now you will have (4) 1/4" Quick Connectors to connect to 2 horns, two connectors will be positive and two will be negative. Don't mixed them up.

Cover all exposed wires and quick connectors with electrical tape and you're set.

See these pictures: http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media ... F8&index=0





MGS9500 wrote:Could someone clarify the new wiring necessary for the 2013 Leaf. I understood the pigtail connectors but I'm not certain about what is needed to install the Faimm horns on the 2013.

Thanks.
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Re: DIY Horn Upgrade Mod - Updated Jan 12

Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:33 pm

These pics are from some guy on Amazon:

What he did is add 1/4" male quick connectors on the bottom leg of the Y's so that he can connect the Y's to the stock female quick connectors and not have to snip the existing wires. this way he can go back to original later on easily.

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You see that other thing he has outlined?, the red crimp connector, you really don't need that. you can insert the two wires from the top legs into the 1/4" male quick connector and crimp two wires in one connector.
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Re: DIY Horn Upgrade Mod - Updated Jan 12

Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:59 pm

I've never done my own car install / modifications before. This made it easy. Thank you very much, the new horn sounds normal...no more puny toot.

Thanks!

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Re: DIY Horn Upgrade Mod - Updated Jan 12

Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:03 pm

You're Welcome! - Are you happy with the Stereo? ;)


nathanpizazz wrote:I've never done my own car install / modifications before. This made it easy. Thank you very much, the new horn sounds normal...no more puny toot.

Thanks!
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Re: DIY Horn Upgrade Mod - Updated Jan 12

Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:45 pm

I have a 2014 model and just getting ready to replace the horn. Is it the same as the 2013s where you have to go from the bottom?

thanks

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