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Old 01-24-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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Default Hella Supertones- Where to mount relay?

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I just finished installing my Hella Supertones horns, and SubiMods Hella wiring harness. Everything installed fine, wondering where and how you are all running your wires, and mounting your relay? Right now the wires are going from the battery down under the cross member piece, next to the drivers headlight. The relay is just sitting on my bumper beam right now.. along with most of the wires, resting on the bumper beam against the radiator. they don't mover around at all, but wondering if anyone had tips on a cleaner setup.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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I drilled the hole out on the relay and then slipped it onto the battery tie down bolt. Then with another bolt I secured it in place. Right next to the battery for wiring to power and ground that way.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:50 PM   #3
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I used the battery tie-down but the little tab on my relay broke. So now mine is just sitting there. Hasn't caused any problems, just doesn't look that clean.
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:45 PM   #4
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Here's how I set mine up (Decided to make it up in photoshop to show others). Just tucked all the wires through the headlight holes and up under the top radiator support. Relay on the passenger side where there was already a bolt grounding something.

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Old 01-24-2012, 07:19 PM   #5
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^^^^That's exactly how I did mine, bolted the relay to the fender out of the way of everything.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:20 PM   #6
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^ I saved this picture. It's actually very helpful. Can someone do a write up or something on how to hook up 2 sets of Hellas properly? I just got another pair and I'm not sure on how to relay that right.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:29 PM   #7
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Check with vision.dynamix on here, he makes a relay specifically for a quad set up.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:56 PM   #8
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Very nice, I plan on doing this shortly (still need to order them..lol) and will definitely be referring to this post/pic.

thanks.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:39 PM   #9
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Very nice, I plan on doing this shortly (still need to order them..lol) and will definitely be referring to this post/pic.

thanks.
In your case you don't need to drill any hole. There is a threaded M6 hole perfectly ready for the bolt on instalation of that relay. It is on the body frame right under the coolant overflow tank. From there it is easy to wire the horns in front of the radiator. And one quick note - you don't even have to remove the front bumper, you can just unscrew the front grill from the inside. It is reacheable through the opening under the front licence plate.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:08 PM   #10
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In your case you don't need to drill any hole. There is a threaded M6 hole perfectly ready for the bolt on instalation of that relay. It is on the body frame right under the coolant overflow tank. From there it is easy to wire the horns in front of the radiator. And one quick note - you don't even have to remove the front bumper, you can just unscrew the front grill from the inside. It is reacheable through the opening under the front licence plate.
My man thank you for this info. I hear of people saying you don't have to remove the bumper, but the info you provided helps tremendously. I feel better now. Coming from the Honda scene with my civics, I'm scared to touch this car because I don't want to mess up a thing with it.
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god dam is it really that hard to decide where to put a relay?
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:31 PM   #12
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Here is where I mounted my relay. The previously posted picture will work great, but it is a lot of extra wiring to run. Just make sure that if you do it this way, you use a sealed relay since it will be able to get wet. It also keeps the relay nice and hidden but still easy to get to. If you can't tell, its to the right of the grill just behind the bumper (remove grill and mount to a factory bolt along the right side)
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:00 AM   #13
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My man thank you for this info. I hear of people saying you don't have to remove the bumper, but the info you provided helps tremendously. I feel better now. Coming from the Honda scene with my civics, I'm scared to touch this car because I don't want to mess up a thing with it.
I can take a few pictures how I wired it. It is all tucked, all connections are soldered and protected with heat shrink tubing, it looks like it was there from the factory. I am a perfectionist and I always try to do any mod like an OEM accessory installation and always as much reversible as possible. It has payed back many times on many cars when I wanted to go back to stock or if my taste changed.

This link might help to locate all screws that hold the grill in place.
http://techinfo.subaru.com/proxy/638...010fg200xx.pdf Get a short screwdriver or the small ratchet with a phillips screwdriver socket and you can reach it without the bumper removal. When you will be installing the horns, don't forget to release upper radiator mounts to get more room in front of the radiator so you can tighten them up without damaging the soft radiator mesh. To remove the coolant over flow tank is really easy - there is just one plastic tab to be released and you can pull the tank out.

Funny we both have same Honda roots, I still keep my old supercharged (barely street legal) Civic in my garage...
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:37 AM   #14
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I can take a few pictures how I wired it. It is all tucked, all connections are soldered and protected with heat shrink tubing, it looks like it was there from the factory. I am a perfectionist and I always try to do any mod like an OEM accessory installation and always as much reversible as possible. It has payed back many times on many cars when I wanted to go back to stock or if my taste changed.

This link might help to locate all screws that hold the grill in place.
http://techinfo.subaru.com/proxy/638...010fg200xx.pdf Get a short screwdriver or the small ratchet with a phillips screwdriver socket and you can reach it without the bumper removal. When you will be installing the horns, don't forget to release upper radiator mounts to get more room in front of the radiator so you can tighten them up without damaging the soft radiator mesh. To remove the coolant over flow tank is really easy - there is just one plastic tab to be released and you can pull the tank out.

Funny we both have same Honda roots, I still keep my old supercharged (barely street legal) Civic in my garage...
Please man, send them away. I went to school for electronics so I will dibble and dabble with a similar outlook (clean soldered, heatshrink method). I actually sold my hatchback and plan on dumping the money into this badboy. I've driven a honda my entire life until now. Still have respect for them and love the hatchbacks (EK lover).
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I'm a crx lover ;-( it was stolen
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good install can wait for mine
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Here is where I mounted my relay. The previously posted picture will work great, but it is a lot of extra wiring to run. Just make sure that if you do it this way, you use a sealed relay since it will be able to get wet. It also keeps the relay nice and hidden but still easy to get to. If you can't tell, its to the right of the grill just behind the bumper (remove grill and mount to a factory bolt along the right side)
This is roughly the location of where I have mine except it's a little higher up so it's tucked underneath the radiator shroud. Away from the elements =]

And yes, a lot less wire needed to having it placed here.
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What gauge wire did you guys use (14ga or 16ga)? I'm trying to do a stock list prior to the items arriving so I can bang it out.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:09 AM   #19
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god dam is it really that hard to decide where to put a relay?
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I'm a crx lover ;-( it was stolen
Who would steal from a nice guy like yourself!?!?!

Thanks for creating the thread OP. there was a lot of assumed information out there and this clears up a lot of it.
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Please man, send them away. I went to school for electronics so I will dibble and dabble with a similar outlook (clean soldered, heatshrink method). I actually sold my hatchback and plan on dumping the money into this badboy. I've driven a honda my entire life until now. Still have respect for them and love the hatchbacks (EK lover).
Ok, so here are the pictures. I mounted the relay on the frame under neath the coolant reservoir (the reservoir is removed in the pictures). There are 2 threaded holes (M6), I used the first one for the relay mounting and the another one to ground the horns.




From there I ziptied the positive wire to the AC piping and bolted it (with the fuseholder - one like this http://sigma.octopart.com/9240858/im...FHM0001ZXJ.jpg ) on the positive battery terminal.



I used flexi tubing from the relay to the horns, I put the new wires for the horns and the existing wires that were present under the radiator together into that flexi tubing, so it all looks like the OEM installation.







This way you don't have to cut anything, you don't have to drill any hole and you can easily return everything back to stock if necessary.

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Old 09-11-2012, 04:07 PM   #21
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nice work. I will be doing this soon. just need to put the motor back in first
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:35 PM   #22
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god dam is it really that hard to decide where to put a relay?
I have a FMIC which limits any room in front of the rad. and around it, and the way the wiring from the harness runs, its actual really hard to find a decent place to mount. so yeas, god dam it is.
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This was helpful. Something not explained in any diy's
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Do i need to have the relay? or can I hook these horns up safely without it? or am i just not looking through my whole purchase.... i believe that the relay comes with the horns!!

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