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I'm a bit underwhelmed by the sound of the horn on the my V50. It sounds like a big Buick.. (not that there's anything wrong with that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> )<p>Has anyone tired to change the horn for something a bit more high pitched, a bit more european? I would think that that could be a fun mod that you wouldn't need a trip to the dealer and a software download to enjoy?<br>
 

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What does a "european" horn sound like?
 

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I like the S40 horn, but if you want you could swap in a BMW horn it has a Euro boonk boonk sound. I like the S40 cause it is LOUD.
 

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i agree with oldman (again it seems!) :><br>Ive had an astra, toyota, and a honda previously and all them were those "euro" horns are you mentioned... more high pitched<br>I just didnt feel like a man :>
 

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Re: So what about the horn? (Dede)

After a run in with a deer, I somehow had one of those euro horns in my car after I got it back. I was not happy so I took it back to the dealership where they told me they had forgot to connect the second horn. After that it sounded like a volvo again. <p>Don't know if there are two in the new one but if there are try disconnecting one of them... I know what big buicks sound like and Volvo's are different, more polite when telling someone to get the hell out of its way.<p>---MTS---
 

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Re: So what about the horn? (ITSNOTAWAGON)

I don't know guys, I used to have an air horn (FIIA?) in my CRX (a long time ago) and just loved that sound!<p>Now that I started looking around the web, these may be options? <br><A HREF="http://www.griotsgarage.com/search.jsp?searchtext=77505&topnav=EMMBC" TARGET="_blank">http://www.griotsgarage.com/se...EMMBC</A><p>I guess I also need to take a look under the hood to see if there are more than one horn that can be hooked-up <br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Hey Dede...is that anything like the old Maserati/Ferrari triple trumpet sound? I had a Maserati Biturbo years ago and that horn has always been my favorite.
 

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Re: So what about the horn? (Dede)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dede</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't know guys, I used to have an air horn (FIIA?) in my CRX (a long time ago) and just loved that sound! </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You haven't lived until you've got a <A HREF="http://www.hornblasters.com/video.php" TARGET="_blank">train horn</A> in your car.
 

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Re: So what about the horn? (mullmann)

Oh my god, those horns are ridiculous. I've heard it from afar and I just wanted to bitch slap the person who had it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: So what about the horn? (mullmann)

Those horns are a bit extreme.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>f1fnatik</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hey Dede...is that anything like the old Maserati/Ferrari triple trumpet sound? I had a Maserati Biturbo years ago and that horn has always been my favorite. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Could be, it was an Italian product. I'm still trying to find an audio sample, all I can find sound pretty standard.
 

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Re: So what about the horn? (Dede)

I like the sound of our horn! My dad's old 01 ML320 had a japanese sounding horn(weak and high pitched) that was embarassing coming from a Mercedes SUV....that I would have a problem with <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: So what about the horn? (Oldman)

I heard a Honda Civic horn and it was pitiful. High pitched sounds are bad because most cars are sound insulated against high pitched sounds. It's hard to insulate against a low pitch Buick-type horn. My favorites were the old Cadillac horns with 3 trumpets.
 

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Re: So what about the horn? (Dede)

I have this problem from time to time and posted about it last year (<A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=42959" TARGET="_blank">geese farts on a muggy day</A>).<p>Turns out the horn just gets "stuck", if I lean on it and blow out the cobwebs it wakes up and goes back to what I expect. Find some faraway place and give it a try.<p>Tom.
 

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Re: So what about the horn? (tmtalpey)

Tom<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tmtalpey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I have this problem from time to time and posted about it last year (<A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=42959" TARGET="_blank">geese farts on a muggy day</A>).<p>Turns out the horn just gets "stuck", if I lean on it and blow out the cobwebs it wakes up and goes back to what I expect. Find some faraway place and give it a try.<p>Tom.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I discovered my horn wasn't working today. I wonder if I stuck my lips between the front grill and blew on them, I could get them to work again? <br>The fuse looks okay.<p>Tom, congrats <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0"> on the 'promotion'. Didn't realize you are a moderator now. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: So what about the horn? (s40turbo585)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>s40turbo585</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I like the sound of our horn! My dad's old 01 ML320 had a japanese sounding horn(weak and high pitched) that was embarassing coming from a Mercedes SUV....that I would have a problem with <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Weak? The ML's horn is my favorite part about that car. It's the loudest horn I've ever heard - sounds like the horns from the old G-Wagens that were used in the military.
 

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Dede,<p>I sent Hella an email asking for a sound file or a link to one. If I get a reply I'll let you know. <p>-Mike
 

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Re: So what about the horn? (tmtalpey)

Hey, I swear to God I did a search for horn and honk before posting my question. Honest mod! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>But thanks for the link to the thread, reading through it, I remembered that the horn on my CRX was from <i>Hella</i>.<p>
 

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Re: So what about the horn? (Dede)

There are indeed 2 horns hiding behind the grille of my V50. The appear to be from FIAMM (http://www.fiammamerica.com/)<p>The horn on the driver's side says "low" and the horn on the passenger side says "high". Could it be that we can use one or the other <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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