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Old 15th June 2017, 16:26   #1
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Came across the following video. Now I want one
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Pretty Cool . Thanks for sharing !

I personally would just have the Red Button in Bangalore
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Nice idea, albeit probably not legal :(

Actually, I regularly want a "horn" that says, SORRY!
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Nice idea ! I have been thinking of a simpler mod to have a horn directed diagonally outwards from the front left corner of my car, to "shout" at those bikes who want to squeeze in between me & the car in front.
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Wow, this is amazing! And since it allows you to upload the custom wave files as horn sound, may be I can add some nice magic words like sorry and please, some good tunes and some choicest of words to suit some occasions!

Super DIY but I wont actually do this until I find ways to do this without any cutting and splicing of wires/ dash plastic.
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Believe it or not, this already exists in a production car!

Chevy has equipped their electric Volt with a "Pedestrian" horn, for cases where the silent EV goes unnoticed by pedestrians in congested areas, and the "main" horn is too loud/rude:


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OK, I admit it. My mind turns to the naughtier sounds one could use. Of course, it would not befit this forum to be specific (and we all have imaginations!) but one of them would accompany that cloud of smoke that results from heavy acceleration in a mostly-city-driven diesel --- and which I tend to use to annoy tailgaters.

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Pretty Cool . Thanks for sharing !

I personally would just have the Red Button in Bangalore
Ideally, it should have 3 buttons with all Red ! ! Intensity of Red can vary probably ! !
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When I was a child, my grandfather's Ambassador had a little flip switch retrofitted to the right side of the dashboard.

It switched between what he called the "city horn" (decent) and "highway horn" (loud).

Now that I think about it, maybe I took it for granted and assumed it was a much more common modification than it actually was!
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SORRY!
Like Arnold Schwarzenegger who rides a horse through the hotel lobby in True Lies ?
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Ambassador type horn is best in India. I wonder if it would be possible to fit one behind also for the idiots who incessantly honk for no reason just because they feel uncomfortable if they don't.
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Some times with people getting on your nerves by honking behind you, this is the type of horn that you need

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