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Old 06-16-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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Default Hella Supertone Refurb - Nuts & Bolts - Stainless

Here's what is going on. My questions are (numbered).

I've had Hella Supertones (the ones made in India) installed on my 04 STi since 2010. A few rough winters, salt, blaa bla bla, and my supertones aren't looking so 'fresh'.

I've taken these bad boys out and noticed my relay (from subimods) is heavily corroded.

(1) Where can I find this damn replacement? I'm going to try my luck at NAPA and take the relay in there, it appears to be a standard bosch type 30A.

After taking my non-fresh hellas out, the screws holding the horn grill are some kind of steel that is rusting like hell. Not cool.

I took all of them out and am planning a light paint job on the horn grill, but in no way am I going to reinstall them on the fresh painted piece.

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(2) Where do you guys order specialty nuts/bolts etc? If I am measuring correctly, the screws on the hella horn are fine pitch M4x10mm
(sixteen of them for my two horn set) So that is what I need to hunt down, some nuts and bolts, stainless steel.

Disclaimer: I don't care to walk around the big box stores sorting through bins of incorrectly sized small parts....

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Old 06-16-2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:06 PM   #3
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I just redid my fasteners in stainless on my Hellas. I think I ended up using 10-32 machine screws because I had already ordered them for another project. I had to oversize the holes with a drill just a bit though to get the 10-32 to fit. I ordered my fasteners from boltdepot.com they had pretty fast shipping and I didn't have to be a client or place a bulk order or anything. I think I got 100 allen head bolts with nuts for $20 shipped and they are stainless. Here's a shot mid process of them:



The green is darker in person. I should've repainted the black portion of the horn too

EDIT: I don't have a relay for my horns but I am almost 99.9% positive that the subimods relay is the same generic 4 or 5 prong relay that you can get almost anywhere.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:11 PM   #4
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Just take a hella into Lowes and see what fits through the hole
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:29 PM   #5
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Just take a hella into Lowes and see what fits through the hole
I don't know if elsewhere is different, but Lowes has terrible quality fasteners and hardly any that are stainless. Ace hardware does, but (for me at least) it was much cheaper to order online.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:33 PM   #6
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I don't know if elsewhere is different, but Lowes has terrible quality fasteners and hardly any that are stainless. Ace hardware does, but (for me at least) it was much cheaper to order online.
I did exactly this for another project and left quite annoyed. Hence my original post about ordering.

I think I have all the info I need here - thanks guys!!!
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:33 PM   #7
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Might I ask why you wouldn't just buy a new relay? I realize it may seem a bit much if you just need to replace 1 connector... but why not get fresh everything?
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:37 PM   #8
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Bolt Depot for the win. Scored the relay at a local hobby shop.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:18 PM   #9
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I ended up redoing a few connections. Replaced relay. Added stainless screws. Cleaned the horns up a bit. Happy with the outcome.

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Old 12-04-2014, 03:08 PM   #10
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so did you ever figure out the bolt size and pitch? i'm looking to do the same to mine.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:56 AM   #11
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Just realized I never posted the bolt info (this info was from boltdepot.com

Product # 4774 - Metric hex nuts, Stainless steel 18-8, 4mm x 0.7mm

Product # 5167 - Metric machine screws, Phillips pan head, Stainless steel 18-8, 4mm x 0.7mm x 10mm
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