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Old 02-19-2015, 10:18 AM   #1
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Bad horn?

Hi all. I've read the threads pertaining to the "too sensitive" horn issue and the recommended fixes. However, my horn does something different. When pressed it gives a barely audible whimper of a honk, then doesn't work at all until the ignition is turned off and back on again. The fuse doesnt seem to be the issue. Just a bad horn?
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Old 02-19-2015, 02:52 PM   #2
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Hi all. I've read the threads pertaining to the "too sensitive" horn issue and the recommended fixes. However, my horn does something different. When pressed it gives a barely audible whimper of a honk, then doesn't work at all until the ignition is turned off and back on again. The fuse doesnt seem to be the issue. Just a bad horn?
Likely 2 bad horns. The small horns at Autozone fit right in. the bigger horns are too big for the volume where the horns are mounted.
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:36 AM   #3
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Thanks! I'll check Autozone out.
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Old 02-20-2015, 07:11 AM   #4
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Time for an upgrade. Plenty of room for a small compressor in the front trunk and an air horn to replace those tiny factory ones. It's time for people to think they're a freaking Mac truck behind them when you press the horn down!
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Horns are not hard to replace, once you remove the front bumper cover. Good chance to clean radiators too. Porsche horns from Pelican Parts are not expensive. That's where I got mine when one of them crapped out While you're in there, you might as well replace both of them.
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Old 02-20-2015, 09:21 AM   #6
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I highly recommend adding a small airhorn. I added one after I was cut off by a big rig, it makes a world of difference. If you add an air horn in addition to the OEM horns, you can keep the OEM horns for a quick 'beep beep' when someone is sitting at a green light.

See this thread on RennTech:
Horn schematics? - 986 Series (Boxster, Boxster S) - RennTech.org Forums
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Thinking about it, there was some soldering involved to move the stock connectors over to the Autozone horns, the Porsche ones from Pelican could be a better deal if you don't solder.
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