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bxl_lad

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Howdy y'all,
Happy New Year to our fellow T4 owners (and the T5/6's too ;) )!

Looking to replace the box standard factory horn with something a little more pleasing to the ear - something like the following:

Seems most two-tones come with a relay, i guess to route power to the second horn so as not to overload the feed to what was the single horn.

Is the relay absolutely necessary or can just spring a feed from the first to the second.

Cheers!
 
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bxl_lad

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Did cross my mind... but maybe a little too tuneful for the auto-control :)
 
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My old Citroen CX had a great horn arrangement, push the horn partially and you got a normal “toot” for in town driving, push it all the way and the twin air horns fired up for the motorway!
 
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Howdy y'all,
Happy New Year to our fellow T4 owners (and the T5/6's too ;) )!

Looking to replace the box standard factory horn with something a little more pleasing to the ear - something like the following:

Seems most two-tones come with a relay, i guess to route power to the second horn so as not to overload the feed to what was the single horn.

Is the relay absolutely necessary or can just spring a feed from the first to the second.

Cheers!
Difficult to say without knowing exactly what the horn control circuit consists off in terms of wire size/switch rating. At a guess I'd say quite a low rating given it's normally a momentary load (quick blast of the horn). Perhaps a two tone unit (Dukes styleee) lasts a bit longer.
It'll take about ten minutes longer to wire in the relay so I'd go with that.
 
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Just to clarify, not looking for a musical horn...
I'm not against wiring in the relay, was just curious if it was absolutely necessary.
So with relay it is then ;-)
 
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How about fitting some Ice Cream van chimes?

 
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I reckon if you’re serious about your horns you go for the “train horns” but you need a compressor and air tank..... and from what I’ve seen on YouTube there’s a good chance you’d get a brick through your windscreen if you use them ....
 
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