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Old 07-20-2005, 06:02   #1 (permalink)
Dave
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Replacement Horn

Hi,

I need to replace the horn on the Landy, as it has packed up. This
doesn't bother me because I wanted a louder horn. It just doesn't seem
right not being able to hear it over the engine / music. Anyway, it
appears that the various aftermarket ones need to have relays and the
like, which I can't be hassled with wiring in.

Can anyone suggest a suitable replacement that is 1) Loud, 2) easy to
install.

The vehicle is a '98 Defender 110

Cheers
David

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Old 07-20-2005, 08:01   #2 (permalink)
Jon
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Re: Replacement Horn

Surely a 5 relay, inline fuse and a few spade connectors and a bit of
wire is no hardship?

Try http://www.furneauxriddall.com/shop/acatalog/index.html for the
bits you'll need. If you cant see it give them a ring - they are very
good at advising people (like me) who dont know exactly what they need
but know what they want to do - if that makes sense!

Why not remove the existing horn and put the "low current" side of the
relay where the horn was (OK you may need to extend wire to protect
from the elements) and then run a new fused feed and return direct
from the battery to new horn and "high current" side of relay, along
the chassis rail, up the engine side of the bulkhead, along the
underside of the wing and to your new horn...

A few hours work tops..

Jon


On 20 Jul 2005 05:21:38 -0700, "Dave" <dht@wtbgroup.com> wrote:

>Hi,
>
>I need to replace the horn on the Landy, as it has packed up. This
>doesn't bother me because I wanted a louder horn. It just doesn't seem
>right not being able to hear it over the engine / music. Anyway, it
>appears that the various aftermarket ones need to have relays and the
>like, which I can't be hassled with wiring in.
>
>Can anyone suggest a suitable replacement that is 1) Loud, 2) easy to
>install.
>
>The vehicle is a '98 Defender 110
>
>Cheers
>David


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Old 07-20-2005, 08:01   #3 (permalink)
Richard
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Re: Replacement Horn

we kept a normal one on our 90 but also added twin air horns. I have a
change over switch on the dash so I can choose which I want. Bit like the
old town and country hooters of yesteryear I suppose. The air horns are very
loud!

Richard


"Dave" <dht@wtbgroup.com> wrote in message
news:1121862097.957511.62800@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
>
> I need to replace the horn on the Landy, as it has packed up. This
> doesn't bother me because I wanted a louder horn. It just doesn't seem
> right not being able to hear it over the engine / music. Anyway, it
> appears that the various aftermarket ones need to have relays and the
> like, which I can't be hassled with wiring in.
>
> Can anyone suggest a suitable replacement that is 1) Loud, 2) easy to
> install.
>
> The vehicle is a '98 Defender 110
>
> Cheers
> David
>



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Old 07-20-2005, 08:01   #4 (permalink)
hugh
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Re: Replacement Horn

In message <1121862097.957511.62800@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>, Dave
<dht@wtbgroup.com> writes
>Hi,
>
>I need to replace the horn on the Landy, as it has packed up. This
>doesn't bother me because I wanted a louder horn. It just doesn't seem
>right not being able to hear it over the engine / music. Anyway, it
>appears that the various aftermarket ones need to have relays and the
>like, which I can't be hassled with wiring in.
>
>Can anyone suggest a suitable replacement that is 1) Loud, 2) easy to
>install.
>
>The vehicle is a '98 Defender 110
>
>Cheers
>David
>

Louder means more power, which mean either fit relay with better supply
line, or replace existing wiring and switch cos they could overload and
fail. That's why the after market ones have relays and the like.
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Old 07-20-2005, 08:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Replacement Horn


Get a pair of horns of a citroen ZX they are a bit like a air horn but
they are totaly a self contained unit so no need to wire relays ect ect
and they sound better than the normal standard landy horn


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Old 07-20-2005, 13:02   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Replacement Horn

On or around 20 Jul 2005 05:21:38 -0700, "Dave" <dht@wtbgroup.com>
enlightened us thusly:

>Hi,
>
>I need to replace the horn on the Landy, as it has packed up. This
>doesn't bother me because I wanted a louder horn. It just doesn't seem
>right not being able to hear it over the engine / music. Anyway, it
>appears that the various aftermarket ones need to have relays and the
>like, which I can't be hassled with wiring in.
>
>Can anyone suggest a suitable replacement that is 1) Loud, 2) easy to
>install.



triple airhorns. The existing wiring should have enough oomph for the
pump...

actually, my ideal horn would be a pair of the big chromed-brass ones they
put on the top of american trucks. Needs dunno if the ordinary air-horn
compressors have enough puff for 'em, mind. Might put some on top of the
new beast, if I can afford 'em, which is the other problem, that and the
fact that people are likely to half-inch same.

Mind, there used to be a lot who sold 12V "diesel train horns".

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"If you cannot mould yourself as you would wish, how can you expect
other people to be entirely to your liking?"
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Old 07-20-2005, 15:02   #7 (permalink)
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"Austin Shackles" <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote in message
news:8r0td158nlb98vusrmd9vphrr75h1dcd6p@4ax.com...

> actually, my ideal horn would be a pair of the big chromed-brass ones they
> put on the top of american trucks. Needs dunno if the ordinary air-horn
> compressors have enough puff for 'em, mind. Might put some on top of the
> new beast, if I can afford 'em, which is the other problem, that and the
> fact that people are likely to half-inch same.
>


One of the traders at the Peterborough Truckfest had them, and they were
available with either 12V or 24V compressor


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Old 07-20-2005, 15:02   #8 (permalink)
Richard Brookman
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Re: Replacement Horn

so Dave was, like...
> Hi,
>
> I need to replace the horn on the Landy, as it has packed up. This
> doesn't bother me because I wanted a louder horn. It just doesn't seem
> right not being able to hear it over the engine / music. Anyway, it
> appears that the various aftermarket ones need to have relays and the
> like, which I can't be hassled with wiring in.
>
> Can anyone suggest a suitable replacement that is 1) Loud, 2) easy to
> install.
>
> The vehicle is a '98 Defender 110
>
> Cheers
> David


These people http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.co.uk/ do several in their
catalogue:

http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.c...rns/horns.html

I got the compact trumpet horn for the trialler (*only* to be used on
getting a "clear") and it's pretty loud. It's only really a beefier version
of a standard horn, so it will be fine on your existing wiring.

HTH

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Old 07-21-2005, 03:02   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Replacement Horn

On or around Wed, 20 Jul 2005 22:39:48 +0100, "Richard Brookman"
<newsboy@nowhere.com> enlightened us thusly:

>
>I got the compact trumpet horn for the trialler (*only* to be used on
>getting a "clear") and it's pretty loud. It's only really a beefier version
>of a standard horn, so it will be fine on your existing wiring.
>


https://store.truckstuff.co.uk/_1EF0...91D7/airhorns/

I like the sound of the 170dB ones, but they're 24V only.

smaller chrome ones look nice, too.

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I shall attack. - Marshal Foch (1851 - 1929)
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