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Old 28th August 2008, 21:46   #1
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hello friends
It's kinda silly but i donno where else to turn up for help so here it goes:-
i got a swift vxi and i gotta big problem with my factory fitted horn, its just tooooo weak for my taste and i wanna change it, i purchased a pair of bosch horns, the plastic trumpet wala ones, the one which is fitted in skoda i guess im presuming that coz of the way skoda's horns sound, neways i went upto mass and they refused to fit it , they said they are too big and cannot be plced behind the parking light(the stock location of swift horn) and secondly that a lotta wiring will have to be done if u wana place them somewhere else in the car and that it will likely cause some kinda malfunction in the car's electrical system or car's computer and can cause a lotta damage to ur purse, now i need help guys , i know im a sinner but im sure i havent done anything which makes me fit for such a punishment, im going bonkers here so help fellas the stock horn of swift is giving me nightmares!


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Old 28th August 2008, 23:35   #2
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@makanaka: you might wanna check out these threads:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...-my-swift.html (Suggest a good sounding horn for my Swift)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...wer-horns.html (Power Horns!)

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Old 29th August 2008, 08:45   #3
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mate just go to a good car accessory installer a reputed one and they should be able to fix them up, this not big an issue, at most they may put in completely new wire for the new horns and may be a switch to switch between the company horns and the after market ones, but dont forget to get a relay installed for the after market horn.
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If you're in Blr, just go to Sachin's Autoshop in Koramangala. I know two if my friends who fitted this 'Skoda horn' in their Swifts from there.
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i am from dehradun and i visited maruti authorized service station, i wanted to know the process because i would like to do it myself , moreover most of the installers over here are semi skilled, i mean they are not trained and they handle things abrasively and roughly, so i want if someone could post some pics or instructions, i am just a little too concerned with my car i guess
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i am from dehradun and i visited maruti authorized service station, i wanted to know the process because i would like to do it myself , moreover most of the installers over here are semi skilled, i mean they are not trained and they handle things abrasively and roughly, so i want if someone could post some pics or instructions, i am just a little too concerned with my car i guess

dint you get any instructions with the horns you bought? i mean that would be a great help to do this installation your self.

if its a do it yourself thing you want to do, then the best thing to do would be remove the stock horn and place this set in their place along with a relay, check for the instructions though, might help you a lot, if not then the next best thing is to ask the local installers and find out how the wiring is to be done and verify it here, i have no clue on the same as yet, i am yet to find that out too in case i can i will let you know.

the third and the best option is when you go to one of the other cities with reputed shops get it fixed.

the option 1 and option 2 should let you do it yourself with necessary tools all the best with that, and do write a review if you do in the DIY section.
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at last i did it, here is how i did it, got a pair of mico bosch symphony horns(windtone version in roots) the trumpet wallah ones, got it for 500 bucks which is exactly the retail printed on the box(i know i got robbed here neways), got a bosch mico relay for 87 rupees(again at mrp) 12v 30a, purchased horn clips, both male and female which are easily available at any car accessory shop, tape, two pin wire abt 2 metres, i already had the necessary tools, had some kalinga wire lying around, that really came in handy, i used abt 3 metres i guess or maybe less and plastic insulation caps for the terminals(the ones which u see on the terminals of horns), now first of all i removed the black cover of the parking light which exposed the horn, then i removed the stock horn which can be done, though not easliy with the appropriate tools, just have to remove one nut, and pulled of the existing two wires powering the stock horn, then i attached the female pin connectors on the two pin wire which i purchased and inserted them in the stock 2 wires which earlier used to power the stock horn( now they will be connected to the relay), used 2 nuts to install my horns on the body of the car(the provision was already there on the car , i didnt drilled any holes), one on the left side and one on the right, attached the negative's on both the horns on the body of the car(used one male pin and plastic cap to cover it, i used 2 wires so in total used 2 pins) im using thick kalinga wire here which is a little thicker than the nib of a ball point pen, ran a common wire through both the positive terminal of the horns(used 2 male pins n insulation caps here again) and without cutting the wire just removed a little insulation which is connected by a single wire to the relay(87), taped it, ran a wire from the negative of the relay to the body of the car(85 or 86 swappable), ran a wire from the positive of the relay to the battery terminal(30), used the two pin wire which was joined to the earlier wires which is the remote(the horn switch on the steering) and joined the other end to relay(85 or 86 swappable) and now the new horns are working just fine n im happy, i wrote all this so if anyone of you wana diy job this may or may not help you, i was confused abt the relay wiring, but at last was able to do it myself, thank u all for ur help, will try to post pics
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Pictures will be of a great help if you can post for this
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dude first congrats on the install, a good DIY will serve as an inspiration to others too!!!

and probably the next time some one has to get a horn change or install one they would probably do it on a leisure day say a boring sunday after noon and the satisfaction doing it yourself on your car and getting it right is unparalleled.

and you dint get robbed they kind of appropriate prices if they came with bill and warranty.

congrats once again, three cheers to that.
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i have posted some pics , (i hope so) lolz i am trying to upload pics for the first time here
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Hi guys,
I have an i10 Sportz in Bangalore and I went ahead fixing Roots Spyder horns in my car recently from a dealer.I have now ended up with serious electical issues in my car and the horns make a rattling sound since the clamps have not been fitted properly.The dealer has closed his shop permanently as well.

I went on to Advaith Hyundai in S R road to check if they could help me out... but no joy....

Can someone please suggest me a good place in Bangalore (preferably Koramangla side) where I can get this fixed properly..I'm really worried about this bit coz when asked in hyundai showroom they saw that no relay comes for i10..


Any help would be really appreciated.

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Folks, need help.

The OEM horn in my swift dzire is acting up again - sounds very feeble, seems like only the low intensity horn is working. I'd faced the problem just before the 40K service and was taken up on the service job card. It worked fine after the service and they'd said it was a wiring problem and re-wired it to fix the issue. And now the same problem has resurfaced.

I want help with suggestions/recommendations for:
1. reliable accessory shop who can check the horn patiently and tell me if the horn really needs replacement or it's a wiring/tuning problem and fix it
2. if the horn is bad and needs replacement, any specific brand to use ? (I don't want anything that's too blaring/disallowed by RTO/Cops).
I've seen recommendations for the "Skoda" horn, is that a good choice ? Also, is that the same as the "VW" horn that the Bangalore cops seem to dislike and have recently started a drive against ?

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I want help with suggestions/recommendations for:
1. reliable accessory shop who can check the horn patiently and tell me if the horn really needs replacement or it's a wiring/tuning problem and fix it
2. if the horn is bad and needs replacement, any specific brand to use ? (I don't want anything that's too blaring/disallowed by RTO/Cops).
I've seen recommendations for the "Skoda" horn, is that a good choice ? Also, is that the same as the "VW" horn that the Bangalore cops seem to dislike and have recently started a drive against ?
I got a pair of Hella Trumpet Horn for our Swift. It goes 'Paaah' and sounds a bit like the Skoda horn. I hate the normal horns which shrills and goes 'Peeee'. The Hella is black in colour and very compact. Fits nice under the grille. Its plug and play. Doesn't need any modifications. But, you would need to take the front bumper out to fit them in Swift. I think only air horns are banned by RTO.

I got them from Sachin' autoshop in Koramangala. It is a very nice shop with knowledgeable folks. Highly recommended.

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I got a pair of Hella Trumpet Horn for our Swift. It goes 'Paaah' and sounds a bit like the Skoda horn. I hate the normal horns which shrills and goes 'Peeee'. The Hella is black in colour and very compact. Fits nice under the grille. Its plug and play. Doesn't need any modifications. But, you would need to take the front bumper out to fit them in Swift. I think only air horns are banned by RTO.

I got them from Sachin' autoshop in Koramangala. It is a very nice shop with knowledgeable folks. Highly recommended.
Thanks so much, visited Sachin's Autoshop and got it done. Met Suraj, had the stock horn tested, it was beyond redemption as it was already tuned on earlier occasions.
Tried the Minda Trumpet horn and Hella trumpet horn (Twin Tone Horn Set TE16 from the Style Range). The Minda one was louder and very shrill so I decided on the Hella and got it fixed. Paid Rs.750 (MRP 655 + installation which required removing the front bumper). Work was done neatly and all over in about 20 minutes.

*The stock horn was Hella E11

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Anyone got these (Trumpet horn) installed recently? what is the cost of the horn+relay+installation at Bangalore.
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