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Old 09-02-2006, 12:49 PM   #1
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Default How did you guys hook up your Hella horns?

I ordered + got mine the other day, and im not the best with wiring but I was curious how you guys hooked them up? I got the diagram but I thought it would be close to plug and play as the stocker but maybe not?


Any help would be nice....
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Old 09-02-2006, 01:03 PM   #2
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dont use hella relay in my opinion...just get some wire and some male and female connectors & crimp & connect... ground to a near bolt & ur done... i honesty dont think that the hella relay is needed the factory one is fine... & i no ppl r going to say " im wrong its louder with the hella relay" but u know what even if it is.. which i dont think it is, the 5 dB difference doesnt matter when u unlease the horns on a dumb@ss driver


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Old 09-02-2006, 01:54 PM   #3
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1st search
2nd they wouldn't put the relay in there if you didn't needed, but hey who follows directions anyway
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Old 09-02-2006, 01:54 PM   #4
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so just wire the power tabs together on the horn and ground them and tie the stock wire into the power wire?


*edit* lol its a wiring question i would prefer to not search cause wiring can get tricky, so why not just get a direct answer for the question i need?
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Old 09-02-2006, 02:05 PM   #5
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it has been answered 10000000000000000 times with diagrams and everything you could possibly want to know for the 3 or 4 different ways people hook them up, not to mention the 2 diagrams that comes in the box with the horns
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Old 09-02-2006, 02:15 PM   #6
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dont use hella relay in my opinion...just get some wire and some male and female connectors & crimp & connect... ground to a near bolt & ur done... i honesty dont think that the hella relay is needed the factory one is fine... & i no ppl r going to say " im wrong its louder with the hella relay" but u know what even if it is.. which i dont think it is, the 5 dB difference doesnt matter when u unlease the horns on a dumb@ss driver


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Please don't give out information that you are obviously not up to date on yourself. The relay is there for a reason. And I am pretty sure that there are multiple threads where people hooked them up without the relay and complained that they weren't loud enough, so they went back and hooked them properly using the relay and said they were louder with it.
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Old 09-02-2006, 02:18 PM   #7
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This is the diagram you want to use to hook them up. I used them as have multiple people on here. If you do it this way, they will be as loud as they were designed to be.

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Old 09-02-2006, 02:49 PM   #8
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^That's the way I wired mine in. Hella provides the relay for a reason.
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Old 09-02-2006, 02:54 PM   #9
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The relay that came up with mine was not functioning. I just used the stock wiring. I compared it to another person who wired it the relay and they sounded about the same.
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Old 09-02-2006, 03:49 PM   #10
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Correct me if I am wrong, but it's possible to just take out the stock horns, connect the supertones right to the existing wiring (without changing the female connectors), ground them, and they'll work. It's that simple.

But mine are hooked up in the same way as the diagram that was posted earlier.
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Old 09-02-2006, 03:52 PM   #11
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thats the way mine are hooked up, just took off the stockers, and then spliced some more wire so it would reach to my mounting location.
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Old 09-02-2006, 04:06 PM   #12
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Please don't give out information that you are obviously not up to date on yourself. The relay is there for a reason. And I am pretty sure that there are multiple threads where people hooked them up without the relay and complained that they weren't loud enough, so they went back and hooked them properly using the relay and said they were louder with it.



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Old 09-02-2006, 04:07 PM   #13
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Please don't give out information that you are obviously not up to date on yourself. The relay is there for a reason. And I am pretty sure that there are multiple threads where people hooked them up without the relay and complained that they weren't loud enough, so they went back and hooked them properly using the relay and said they were louder with it.

THE RELAY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH LOUDNESS!!!!!

Do you guys even know a relay works?????

The reason they may be louder with the relay is IF you use thicker wiring then the OEM horn wires....

That has absolutely nothing to do with the relay.

The CHEAP Hella relay is a $2 off the self 12v automotive relay...crapper than the ones used on your factory horns....its the WIRING that can make a difference...

FYI: Hella's POS relay worked for about 6 months....before it blew out...

On the facotry wiring 1 year and counting.....zero sound difference....

So please...lets just keep the information correct...

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Old 09-02-2006, 04:09 PM   #14
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^That's the way I wired mine in. Hella provides the relay for a reason.
And what is that reason????


Answer: So you can run your OEM horns with the hella's and not over load your wiring....

If anything....the OEM 12v relay is higher quality than the POS Hella Pep-Boys relay....
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You boys and your magic $2 12v relay
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Old 09-02-2006, 06:16 PM   #16
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And what is that reason????


Answer: So you can run your OEM horns with the hella's and not over load your wiring....

If anything....the OEM 12v relay is higher quality than the POS Hella Pep-Boys relay....
Calm down. And your answer above is my answer.

FYI, I've had my hella relay for over a year and it has not blown. In fact, I liked it so much that I bought another one for my radar detector. It's all in the wiring.
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Old 09-02-2006, 06:30 PM   #17
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Which model Hella's is everyone using? I have been contimplating and want to install for the next 7 month driving season (snow).
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Old 09-02-2006, 09:21 PM   #18
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Which model Hella's is everyone using? I have been contimplating and want to install for the next 7 month driving season (snow).

Supertones, I think...
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Old 09-03-2006, 09:37 AM   #19
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the "made in Germany", 118db Supertones
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Old 09-03-2006, 05:22 PM   #20
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Now we are talking i have seen others thats why I asked. Horns will be the final mod to my car until I blow her up.


QUOTE=ekw;15116476]the "made in Germany", 118db Supertones[/quote]
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Great diagram should be made a sticky or sent in to scooby mods.


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This is the diagram you want to use to hook them up. I used them as have multiple people on here. If you do it this way, they will be as loud as they were designed to be.

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