View Full Version : how do you replace the horn?
04-05-2005, 06:54 AM
I've searched the forum several times, and can't find a distinct answer. Does anyone have instructions, or could tell me how to replace my horn? I took my car to the dealer to have them look at my non-working horn, and they say the fuses adn relay's are good, but the high and low horns are bad. They wanted to charge me $314 to replace them. I said no thanks.
I believe it is behind the passanger side headlight. If anyone has instructions, or can point me, I'd appreciate it.
Oh, car is a Grand Am 2000 GT 4door.
04-05-2005, 07:16 AM
it's easy...behind the headlight is right
you'll see two round looking black objects....in case you dont know what it looks like...
when i replaced mine...i simply removed the bolts holding it on....removed the wiring....then wired up the new horn and reconnected the bracket....once you see it you'll see what I mean...total time should be 15-20 mins tops
04-05-2005, 08:20 AM
That sounds cool. Now, where in the heck do I get a replacement horn, without going to the junk yard...... anyone got any links?
04-05-2005, 08:29 AM
gimme a sec I'll find you another
04-05-2005, 08:57 AM
Autozone has horns for $16, not sure how good they are though.
04-05-2005, 09:54 AM
I ended up just replacing them with Hella Airhorns.....
04-05-2005, 02:07 PM
The little fiam ones from pep boys / autozone are the same.. use them.
04-05-2005, 02:47 PM
I have an autozone one. Works fine just sounds kinda girly....has taught me to use my horn less :-p
04-05-2005, 11:00 PM
Why fix the horn? Just get a bumper sticker that says: Horns broken, watch for finger!
04-06-2005, 12:53 AM
I'm gonna get the three horns off a 70s caddy :cool:
04-06-2005, 07:50 AM
Find a '78 Eldo, they have four horns. Sounds sweet like a freight train comin'
04-07-2005, 02:07 AM
whoa did not know that they had 4, thanks for looking out :)
04-07-2005, 10:57 AM
I didn't know we had high and low horns, my horn sounds the same whether I hit the lock button on the fob, hit the horn while driving or use the panic alarm... or have I just not noticed the difference?
EDIT: Are two really even needed?
04-07-2005, 11:56 AM
A single horn sounds really small. Many of the economy cars have one flat horn. When you have more than one, people pay more attention. Horns also have a db rating.
Horns come in different musical keys, three or four make them sound like the big Caddys and Lincolns.
04-07-2005, 03:39 PM
But nothing say pimp like air horns
Should i save up for the
LA CUCARACHA (http://www.wolo-mfg.com/425.au) horn?
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