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Old 27th October 2010, 10:47   #991
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Good to see that its fixed now. Could you let us know the earlier and the new location?
Earlier, both the horns were mounted on a thin iron sheet (patti). it was very light and used to vibrate a lot and hence that harsh sound.

Now they are mounted seperatly and on a very thick iron sheet.
Also, changed the direction of the horn to point towards the grill.
Added a relay aswell.
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Old 27th October 2010, 18:00   #992
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I was using Hella redgrill in my Vista, but unfortunately, the diaphragm of one of my horns got damaged while trying some DIY.

I plan to scout for a new diaphram to fix it, but meanwhile, plan to fix another horn till I fix the red grill.

I had used Stebel TM80 MAGNUM earlier on my bike and I am happy with it, but this time, I want to try Bosch Symphony Fanfare on my Vista.

Have anybody here used them before? Any input about the sound and price will be valuable.
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Old 30th October 2010, 16:18   #993
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I desperately need to upgrade the stock horn on my Vista. It's really crappy and I found it a very cheap low cost horn.

Please suggest some great horn I can fit onto the Vista.

I like the horn on the Swift, and even the one on the Octavia.
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@ajay_satpute Palio twin horns are something you can try, if you dont want a very loud horn. If you want a very loud horn, you can choose from Hella Redgrill, Stebel TM 80, Bosch Symphony, Roots windtone etc. I remember some dealers saying that Roots Megasonic will not fit in Vista - never tried it myself, so it is worth a try if you like the sound.
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@ajay_satpute Palio twin horns are something you can try, if you dont want a very loud horn. If you want a very loud horn, you can choose from Hella Redgrill, Stebel TM 80, Bosch Symphony, Roots windtone etc. I remember some dealers saying that Roots Megasonic will not fit in Vista - never tried it myself, so it is worth a try if you like the sound.
Thanks a lot thexperthand! I have noted down these names and will update you with the choice I made.

As you mentioned rightly, I do not want something very loud and irritating.

What are the norms for the loudness of the horns? Are all these horns under the allowed decibal limit? If you've suggested they must be, but just want to confirm.
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@ajay_satpute i am not sure about the legal aspects of a loud horn, but I think all these are legally ok since they are manufactured and sold in India (Hella and Roots)

Personally, I will pick up Stebel Magnum - they retail for around 700 INR. I have had good experiance with them. Currently, I am using Hella redgrill, and I am thinking of getting Bosch Symphony, but have not done it yet. The only reason why I am now looking for Bosch symphony and not Stebel Magnus is, I have not tried Bosch Symphony yet, and want to see how good they are.
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Check bosch website to find their Bangalore dealer.

I chose TM80 over hella and roots, its not too loud. but its enough to convey the message to auto drivers and lazy two wheeler riders!
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Can anyone help me by identifying the OE horn in captiva? i sounds too good and loud ,i wanna have in my swift.

Also how is the performance of Bosch ? ie that big grey one .guess it costs around 2100
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Can someone suggest me with a louder horn for my Xylo(E8 - Sept 2009)?

I am quite ok with the stock horn in my car but on highways and on ghats, on more than a few occassions i have found this to be "mild" for "casual" trucks and other drivers.

so, i wish to add a louder(not really looking for one that is loudest and is not legal) controlled by a switch that i can toggle to use the stock ones in city(or even on highways for gentle fellow drivers!)

Appreciate your inputs on this as i am planning for a west coast + ghats trip in end of dec.

-Deepak
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Hello All,

I've been using Bosch NormalTone double horns in my M800 for past 1 year. Since 2 weeks I'm noticing that at night when the lights, AC & ICE runs, only one horn sounds. Could this be a battery problem? Or is this an issue with the horn? Both horns works perfect during day time.

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Planning a horn upgrade on my Swift, a car accessory shop is offering windtoe horn for Rs.800 (Bosch and Kobra brand available). Which one do you guys suggest and shall I be looking for installing some relay etc. along with the horn
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Hello All,

I've been using Bosch NormalTone double horns in my M800 for past 1 year. Since 2 weeks I'm noticing that at night when the lights, AC & ICE runs, only one horn sounds. Could this be a battery problem? Or is this an issue with the horn? Both horns works perfect during day time.

Thanks,
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Easiest way out is to install a Relay for horns.
Also its Time to get the battery checked
Check if there's a tuning nut on back of these horns, they can be adjusted to match the voltage which is available to them while your stuff is running, but in most cases installing a Relay would solve the issue.

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Planning a horn upgrade on my Swift, a car accessory shop is offering windtoe horn for Rs.800 (Bosch and Kobra brand available). Which one do you guys suggest and shall I be looking for installing some relay etc. along with the horn
Go with Bosch, and installing a relay would prevent the problem which i've just answered in this post itself.
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Thanks for the response, however could you please elaborate more on the relay part, like where will it be installed etc. I am asking this because I don't want the accessory guy to take me for a ride

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Go with Bosch, and installing a relay would prevent the problem which i've just answered in this post itself.
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Bosch symphony fanfare horn is very nice. I think it sounds much better than Stebel TM80 magnum.
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Old 20th December 2010, 13:20   #1005
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I've recently bought roots windtone horn for Rs.500, total costs including the installation was Rs.800. It is placed below grille in my fiesta. It sounds a lot now.
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