Due a smart move by my wife many moons ago, we live in a house by a
lake well populated by Great Blue Herons and graceful White Herons.
Beautiful birds, but their call resembles that of a crow being
In my garage resides 2006 LX Civic sedan. Beautiful bird, same dismal
In looking around the www, I could only find one alternate horn, here:
and I have no idea what it sounds like.
So, has anyone ever installed one of these, or some other alternative
to replace the horn provided. Any thoughts, input would help.
Now, a quick look at the car makes it look like getting at the horn
could be a real problem. I would look in my Service Manual, but Helm
doesn't have them, because Honda hasn't provided them, and Honda
Customer Service says they have no information on when the manual will
be available. So, has anyone been into that portion of the car. If
it will take major surgery, it may not be worth it.
Pity. Such a great car; such a crappy horn
Any decent auto-parts store should have a wide range of replacement horns,
including air horns - Schucks, Pep Boys, NAPA, Lordco, Canadian Tire... whatever
is "native" to your area. Or go to a wrecker and pull a set of horns out of an
old '64 Dodge or something. They're a pretty simple device - ground one side,
apply power to the other side, and clean out the earwax. Just about any horn
from any car should work (at worst you may need to add a relay), so find
something that you like the sound of, and plop it in there. I got a little $30
set of air horns from a liquidation store for my '87 Accord and they're GREAT!
Sample link: http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductList.aspx?categorycode074
Being somewhat of a mechanical misfit, I guess I was looking for a
simple plug-in-a-different one approach. Looking at where the horn
is, I guess I'll leave my reverse engineering until the warranty dies
and I have no qualms about taking things apart.
But thanks to all.
On Thu, 17 Aug 2006 11:45:49 GMT, Roy Starrin wrote:
I am considering replacing the horn on my Civic Si as well. The little
girly horn just annoys me.
I can't imagine it voiding warranty unless the horn stop working... ;-)
The toughest part is finding a replacement horn with decent sound that will
fit in where the current one is, or finding a suitable location and running
Joseph M. LaVigne
Tha't my problem. I'm not worried about voiding the warranty too
much, unless I would have to take off half the front end to get to the
site for it, or if they would contend that it would void the warranty
for the enire electrical system. Running "extra" wiring and/or
installing a different horn would certainly void whatever warranty
there is for the affected equipment, but would be worth it if I
useable horn with a suitable voice could be installed.
I may wander by my local service Dept and see what it would cost, if I
provided the horn. Certainly they can dig that out of their time/rate
I don't see where simply adding a horn would void any warranty. With my
airhorns, one wire off the relay connects to the battery, one to a ground, one
to the horn compressor, and one to the factory horn wire. On my '87 Accord, I
just drop a plastic panel ahead of the wheel well, pull the wire in, and
ScotchLock it to the appropriate wire - no cutting required. The horns
themselves mount in the space between the grille and the radiator. If it did
become an issue, the whole thing could be removed with virtually no sign it had
Buzz off. I recognized when I wrote this that someone would
undoubtedly say that my request is/was actually spam.
My trust in human nature has not gone unrewarded.
You missed the part where I castigated Honda and Helm for their
inability to put a Service Manual on the street
You want spam; here's spam.
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