Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Modifications & Accessories


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 8th May 2010, 16:02   #901
Senior - BHPian
 
mithun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Cochin
Posts: 1,916
Thanked: 42 Times
Default

Recently bought a Bosch horn. When I went to my battery guy for the occasional battery check-up, he told me that the horn point is defective. What is this horn point ?

The horn was purchased only 2 weeks ago and the warranty is still remaining.
mithun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th May 2010, 10:15   #902
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hyderabad/Blr
Posts: 620
Thanked: 110 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cyclops View Post
err.. does'nt the horn always work even without the ignition switched on???
Oh ya, Horn always works in my car also without keys. So it should be same for all cars.
shamanth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th May 2010, 12:38   #903
BHPian
 
Twiny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cochin-Bangalore
Posts: 297
Thanked: 46 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mithun View Post
Recently bought a Bosch horn. When I went to my battery guy for the occasional battery check-up, he told me that the horn point is defective. What is this horn point ?

The horn was purchased only 2 weeks ago and the warranty is still remaining.
In electric horns the horn point is the main component, which bears the main impact on its operation. And with frequent, continuous honking the point wears out faster. Once the point has sparked off its major portion, the horn sound will be feeble.

I doubt the point will be covered under warranty. Compare its performance by connecting it to a new/different battery.
Twiny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th May 2010, 17:47   #904
Senior - BHPian
 
mithun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Cochin
Posts: 1,916
Thanked: 42 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Twiny View Post
In electric horns the horn point is the main component, which bears the main impact on its operation. And with frequent, continuous honking the point wears out faster. Once the point has sparked off its major portion, the horn sound will be feeble.

I doubt the point will be covered under warranty. Compare its performance by connecting it to a new/different battery.
Thanks for the reply !

After connecting it to a new/different battery, my battery technician told me that the
point is kaput. Also, I've not continuously used the horn and it's less than one month old !
mithun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd May 2010, 23:15   #905
Senior - BHPian
 
blackfire_9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: India
Posts: 1,073
Thanked: 184 Times
Default

Just to share an experience, I have the Hella TwinTone (black) horn installed on my car. It is a fabulous horn & I like it a lot.

But less than 6 months of usage, & that too occassional as I also have the stock horn in place & I mostly use that one, the horn is probably going bad. There is this peculiar problem, especialy during hot day-time, that the horn would suddenly stop working. And then after some time, it starts working again.

I spoke to the Hella representatives & they said that it could probably be because of a defective 'relay' (which in my case is again of Hella). The person told me that these horns require a higher input of current & at times, the relay might not be able to supply this higher dose leading to occassional failure.

Any comments on this problem?

Thanks.
blackfire_9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd May 2010, 23:25   #906
Senior - BHPian
 
mithun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Cochin
Posts: 1,916
Thanked: 42 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blackfire_9 View Post
Just to share an experience, I have the Hella TwinTone (black) horn installed on my car. It is a fabulous horn & I like it a lot.

But less than 6 months of usage, & that too occassional as I also have the stock horn in place & I mostly use that one, the horn is probably going bad. There is this peculiar problem, especialy during hot day-time, that the horn would suddenly stop working. And then after some time, it starts working again.

I spoke to the Hella representatives & they said that it could probably be because of a defective 'relay' (which in my case is again of Hella). The person told me that these horns require a higher input of current & at times, the relay might not be able to supply this higher dose leading to occassional failure.

Any comments on this problem?

Thanks.
The Hella representative is right to some point. Horns can go kaput if the relay is bad, but check the connections first.
mithun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th May 2010, 09:44   #907
Senior - BHPian
 
itwasntme's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: BANGALORE
Posts: 1,870
Thanked: 892 Times
Default

Guys,

I have a Stebel Magnum (Twin) in my Aveo fitted with the relay which came with the horns themselves. The sound is a bit variable and not as loud/nice as I had thought. IS is because of the Stebel relay?

Should I change to a Indian PMP / Roots / Bosch one? Which is better amongst these 3 and how much is the approximate cost?
itwasntme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th May 2010, 10:16   #908
Distinguished - BHPian
 
CrAzY dRiVeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bangalore / TVM
Posts: 7,447
Thanked: 9,495 Times
Default

Are these windtone horns legal? Or do they come in the banned category, like airhorns?

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/315214-post10.html

Last edited by CrAzY dRiVeR : 24th May 2010 at 10:18.
CrAzY dRiVeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th May 2010, 22:22   #909
BHPian
 
narendra.vw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bangaloru
Posts: 287
Thanked: 384 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mithun View Post
Recently bought a Bosch horn. When I went to my battery guy for the occasional battery check-up, he told me that the horn point is defective. What is this horn point ?

The horn was purchased only 2 weeks ago and the warranty is still remaining.
There is a contact point inside the horn for the electric circuit to be completed. They are made of copper. Some time, they get worn out due to life or defective wiring.These points can be replaced. I hope I cleared your doubt.
narendra.vw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th May 2010, 22:41   #910
BHPian
 
narendra.vw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bangaloru
Posts: 287
Thanked: 384 Times
Default

I have a very old Benz bosh chrome grilled horn. Still works. It has a very smooth sound.(just like horn sound in the song, funky town) I have bought & sold my cars but not the horn. It goes my new car, some thing to remember my old car. Its with me past 20 yrs.
narendra.vw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th May 2010, 13:56   #911
Senior - BHPian
 
thedreamcatcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Dubai
Posts: 1,206
Thanked: 61 Times
Default Need Help on Buying an Interesting Horn

Hi Guys,

A pretty weird request, but I have fallen in love with the tone of a horn I have heard on a few instances both in Delhi NCR and in Bangalore.

I heard it on a Skoda Oct in Gurgaon, and here on another car (Could not get to see it, but heard its distinct sound)

It is the sound of a fire engine horn and I have been trying to search for it for quite some time.

Not sure how many of you guys have heard this sound, but it is pretty neat and would like you to let me know where in Bangalore I can get this from? Pls Pls help out here
thedreamcatcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th May 2010, 14:01   #912
BHPian
 
s3va's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dubai
Posts: 646
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

is it the one that makes a loud one and then fades slowly ?
s3va is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th May 2010, 14:04   #913
Senior - BHPian
 
thedreamcatcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Dubai
Posts: 1,206
Thanked: 61 Times
Default

No, it is a constant grinding kinda sound (dont know how to explain it), more bass to it. Baanrrnnp Baarrnnp kind.

If you check google, you can hear the tone. Just enter fire engine horn (I am talking about the foreign fire engines here and not the Indian ones)
thedreamcatcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th May 2010, 14:15   #914
BHPian
 
s3va's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dubai
Posts: 646
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

Got it ! thats like deep and loud man !

First of all, why do you want one like that ? Want to take revenge on someone ?

AFAIK I dont think it will be easy to source such kinda horns here..
s3va is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th May 2010, 14:18   #915
Senior - BHPian
 
thedreamcatcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Dubai
Posts: 1,206
Thanked: 61 Times
Default

Just for kicks. Wont use it always, but for one it is not too loud, there are toned down versions of the same and infact it is softer than standard horns.

Saw one for around $90 on Air Texas.com, but that is the more serious stuff. I just want a replica of the same, that just makes the sound
thedreamcatcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Best & Safe location for Power Horns mithun Modifications & Accessories 4 30th July 2013 10:40
Yippie - reverse horns = illegal normally_crazy Shifting gears 68 9th May 2011 13:45
Steble Nautilus Horns sounds great! willy Modifications & Accessories 20 10th August 2006 13:03
Will the Air Horns last as longer as Electric Horns ? mithun Modifications & Accessories 4 15th June 2006 11:05
Stebel Nautilus air horns John Technical Stuff 3 11th April 2006 13:37


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 07:27.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks