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Old 10-25-2012, 08:46 AM   #751
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Sounds more like my old BMW horn. Actually, it sounds similar to most Acura, BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes horns that I've used/heard.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:53 AM   #752
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Thanks for the informative write up!
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:18 PM   #753
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Soooo.. Installed my Supertones yesterday with the subimods harness. Anyway, I was out to dinner tonight and came back to a dead battery. I DID search this on google before and I know it has been discussed on the iwsti forums, however their server is down for maintenance tonight which doesn't help. And yes, I have installed the harness correctly, according to their website information, so that isn't the problem. I also read that this problem was very common with the subimods 4pin relay, however mine is the newer 5 pin so I didn't expect this to happen. In the mean time, the harness is removed and I am using my stock horns. Clearly the harness is still drawing power when not in use, which absolutely shouldn't be happening. Does this sound like a faulty harness? Or should I just not use a subimods harness at all anymore? I will be contacting subimods in the morning.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:45 PM   #754
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Just make a male to female wire an extend the stock power and u can't go wrong.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:18 PM   #755
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Soooo.. Installed my Supertones yesterday with the subimods harness. Anyway, I was out to dinner tonight and came back to a dead battery. I DID search this on google before and I know it has been discussed on the iwsti forums, however their server is down for maintenance tonight which doesn't help. And yes, I have installed the harness correctly, according to their website information, so that isn't the problem. I also read that this problem was very common with the subimods 4pin relay, however mine is the newer 5 pin so I didn't expect this to happen. In the mean time, the harness is removed and I am using my stock horns. Clearly the harness is still drawing power when not in use, which absolutely shouldn't be happening. Does this sound like a faulty harness? Or should I just not use a subimods harness at all anymore? I will be contacting subimods in the morning.
Throw the garbage harness you purchased in the trash where it belongs and follow all of our advice here. I have installed thousands of these horns without any failures.

It is such a simple harness to make.

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:42 AM   #756
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Edit: Subimods has been great throughout this process. Even though I'm making my own harness, they took mine back and fixed the problem for no charge. Top notch customer service. +1 for subimods.

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Old 03-20-2013, 04:47 PM   #757
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Thanks for the write up! Helped with the install.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:35 AM   #758
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Thanks for the write up. Between this and another guide, I installed my tones at 10pm in front of a friends house without issue (other than lack of light) lol.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:42 AM   #759
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Nice write up. I am thankful for the Subimods harness and bracket. Took me about 15 minutes for the whole process! Hardest part was taking off the damn bracket included with the horns.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:58 AM   #760
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can someone speak to if the supertones loose their "oompf" over time? I don't feel like I can hear them as clearly as I could when they were first installed.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:37 PM   #761
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I havent measured or recorded them, but maybe one of us could do so, or simply compare them along side someone who just had them installed.

I took mine apart and painted the red to green, to match my color sheme. It didnt make them any quieter, as far as I can tell. Although, I think it may have changed the pitch/tone of the horns.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:11 PM   #762
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Those of you that've had a relay failure, where did you mount your relay and what steps had you taken to weather proof?

I'm waiting on the parts for this project, and the relay mounting location is the only thing left. I'm planning on using a relay socket and putting a condom over the whole thing. Probably won't matter where I put it at that point, and my preferred location is one that's easy to access from the engine bay; so probably right by the battery.

Parallel question, since I'm putting a plan of action together for a sub, possibly more, I'm considering a junction block off the battery for all of my future projects. Has anyone written anything about doing such a thing? I'll absorb all of the experience I can. Hell, a large enclosure in the engine bay for random DIY stuff sounds pretty awesome, and can double as a junction.
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:27 PM   #763
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Fixed the pic...terminals were wrong on the relay
sooo useful made the install a breeze
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:45 PM   #764
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I know it has been posted several times, but here is another vote for installing without removing the bumper. On my 2011 WRX, I used the subimods bracket & harness, premounting and wiring the horns on the bracket before installation. There is plenty of room to reach under (thought I would need to enlist my super skinny son teenage, but not required). The physical horn swap was under 10 minutes. Running the wiring was another straightforward 10 minutes. The only longer time was threading the zip tie through the bumper bar to mount the relay. Once I got that through, there was still plenty of access room to mount the relay and clean up the other wiring, probably another 20-30 minutes for that part.

As for using the premade harness, I have the ability, but not the time to make my own harness (these parts have been sitting around for a month, and my next mods, the shifter sitting on the workbench now, is several weeks from going in). I wish the leads for the relay were longer, to allow mounting the relay in the bay, farther away from the elements, but otherwise it is a nice, clean installation in significantly less time.
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:55 PM   #765
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I agree the prewired harness is the way to go if your crunched for time. Admotorsports.com makes one ffor about 30 dollars that is great
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:12 PM   #766
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:35 PM   #767
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Old 11-25-2013, 02:22 AM   #768
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:49 PM   #769
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Are those leds in your grill??
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Old 11-29-2013, 06:32 PM   #770
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Yea. Alpina Rugged LED's. The are waterproof and can withstand -20 F temps.

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Old 12-23-2013, 02:06 AM   #771
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I may need help. Il post a picture of the wiring on mine later. I have wired everything in with relay and fuse etc etc.

Forst horns didnt work because of ground connection wasnt tight enough. After a small drive to test horns they worked. Then one worked. Then both stop working. Im going to double check the ground connection and move the relay near battery location instead of stock location horn. The only wire that isbt properly wired in is the extra positive wire to the second horn.

But even so the secondary horn was the last one to work. Il solder it on after work.


Also the stock horn works but one day it stoped working and later that day it worked again.. figures on inspection day..
But i dont believe that has anything to do with this setup. Since everytjing is wired correctly. I checked out the horn fuse as well. Checks out. Checked the fuse to the battery to relay as well. And override it with a wire to make sure fuse wasnt bad.

Im thinking its the ground wires. Woth vibrstion they must of becsme abit loose
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:30 PM   #772
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For those curious to weather proof your relays, there are things called relay sockets that provide a mechanical connection, and allow for easy re-installation. IN the rare event a relay blows.

Id imagine you plug in your relay, electrical tape the connection, then tuck it away.

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Old 01-07-2014, 05:18 PM   #773
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I would personally not tape the socket to the relay, I did it once on my headlights harness and it can act as a water trap and cause shorting out issues. I drained my battery a couple times by having the HID low beams turning on durin the night before I figured the problem. When I removed the tape, rusty water escaped from the connection area.

I guess you'd notice a horn sticking overnight though but you get the point.
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:52 AM   #774
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I would personally not tape the socket to the relay, I did it once on my headlights harness and it can act as a water trap and cause shorting out issues. I drained my battery a couple times by having the HID low beams turning on durin the night before I figured the problem. When I removed the tape, rusty water escaped from the connection area.

I guess you'd notice a horn sticking overnight though but you get the point.
If you look on the Lightwerkz Harness. That is exactly what they do Relay + Relaysocket, shrink wrap probably. But still prone to moisture.

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Old 01-08-2014, 05:09 PM   #775
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I would be ok with tape on the socket like in this picture, but not tape on socket extending over relay (which is the error I made).
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