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Old 02-26-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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Angry hella supertones help!

i know there is a ton of posts like this but none of them seem to answer my question i got a set of hella horns from jna performance and i wired them up without the relay which alot of people seem to have no problem doing... i have checked tons of diagrams and it seems like i have done everything right when i honk the horn i hear a clicking but no sound it worked the first time of me trying i have no clue what could be wrong with my set up.
its a 1999 subaru legacy outback.
what i did to wire it:
1. unplugged the stock horns.
2. made a wire one side male which is plugged into the stock horn wire and the other side is female which is plugged into the copper side of the hella horn.
3. repeated the same for the other horn.
4. made a ground with a ring terminal i combined both negative wires and grounded them on the mounting bracket.
Any suggestions???
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:28 PM   #2
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Is the mounting bracket properly grounded? Painted surfaces will interrupt the circuit. The horns should have Ikea-like pictograms for instructions: 12v + in, ground out.

And use a relay.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:53 PM   #3
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Is the mounting bracket properly grounded? Painted surfaces will interrupt the circuit. The horns should have Ikea-like pictograms for instructions: 12v + in, ground out.

And use a relay.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:20 PM   #4
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working on getting the wires set up for the relay right now i was trying to take the short and easy route guess thats not gonna happen
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:35 AM   #5
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working on getting the wires set up for the relay right now i was trying to take the short and easy route guess thats not gonna happen
happened to me first time around - make sure you have a solid ground. makes all the difference
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:40 AM   #6
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What I did was plug one side into the stock harness and run the other side to a seperate ground.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:17 AM   #7
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Set up the relay - it's worth it. If you still can't get it to work, let me know and I'll post pictures of my wiring.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:00 PM   #8
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i got it thanks for the help i ended up using the relay but now i think my starter is on its way out =(
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:58 AM   #9
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After installing on my past two subarus with making my own wires and dealing with mounting, on this car i bought the bracket and the wiring harness, i simply couldn't be bothered to do it from scratch again.

http://www.subimods.com/subimods-hel...rness-kit.html
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:08 PM   #10
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JNA Hellas are the powder coated ones right? Are they worth the extra 15 Bucks?
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:09 PM   #11
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they are pretty nice and the powder coat stays pretty well i thought i was going to scratch them a few times but surprisingly i didnt i woukd say they were definetly worth the extra $15
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:56 AM   #12
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they are pretty nice and the powder coat stays pretty well i thought i was going to scratch them a few times but surprisingly i didnt i woukd say they were definetly worth the extra $15
Good to know, what color did you get? I'm going purple haha
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:15 PM   #13
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Im having the same problem. I just got my hella horns, I thought it was plug n play, but wen I tried to install my old ones back on n it does the same thing. Clicks n no sound
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