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Old 09-05-2002, 03:57 AM   #1
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I have a set on their way and i'm wondering how many wires need to be connected. It sounds like one wire to tap into the power line that feeds the stock horn and one ground wire. Am i missing anything else?

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Old 09-05-2002, 05:15 PM   #2
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Old 09-05-2002, 05:38 PM   #3
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Old 09-05-2002, 06:24 PM   #4
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Old 09-05-2002, 06:39 PM   #5
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Thanks, but these are installation instructions for the airhorns, not the supertones, i will look at the wiring instructions tho, thanks for the help

edit: actually this is just a physical install instruction without wiring directions, back to square one.

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Old 09-05-2002, 07:57 PM   #6
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There's also a relay that needs to be installed, and I opted for a seperate fuse. I ended up running a few wires - I put in a cutout switch so that I could run 'quiet' (stock horns) or 'paint blistering' (stock + Hellas).
I don't have the URL that I used for the info, but a search through the forums might do the trick.
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Old 09-05-2002, 08:30 PM   #7
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Ravensblade impreza had wiring for the supertones IIRC.
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Old 09-06-2002, 04:16 AM   #8
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Searched Ravensblade's page, no luck

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Old 09-06-2002, 04:44 AM   #9
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Take that relay and throw it away. Mount your supertones <sounds funny> in their respective locations. I opted to cut the factory single wire connector off each stock horn, from there run a new wire and terminate with a female connector to the positive terminal on the supertones. You have just completed the positive cables.
Second, run new ground wire off each supertone negative terminal, use 2 more female connectors crimping the wires within them, and buy a ring terminal. Twist the opposite negative ends into the ring connector and crimp that beoch. Find a stock threaded hole on the chassis to ground that ring connector and your done.
Test out your new horns and scare some crizzappy drivers out of their seats.

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Old 09-06-2002, 10:07 AM   #10
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Horn Install

1) Small spool of red 16 gauge wire from Radio Shack. $1.99

2) Small spool of blue 16 gauge wire from Radio Shack. $1.99

3) 5 x Package of blue and red female connectors for 16-18 gauge wire from Radio Shack.$1.25

4) 5 x Package of yellow female connectors for 14-16 gauge wire from Radio Shack. $1.25

5) Crimper from Radio Shack. $4.99

6) 2 x 1 1/4" length round head bolts from local HomeDepot. $.05 each.

7) 2 x 3/4" aluminum spacers from local HomeDepot. $.40 each.

8) 2 x smooth washers from local HomeDepot. $.04 each.

9) 4 x star lock washers from local HomeDepot. $.04 each.

10) 2 x nuts from local HomeDepot. $.06 each.

11) 4 x zip ties. Free from work.

Wiring harness composed of 4 lines. 1 red, 1 blue 2 feet long, 1 red 1 blue 3 feet long. I did a loose braid to keep them together. I wound up only putting the red\blue female ends on that would connect to the horns since I was going to run the lines and didn't want to have the connector to the power in the way. I also wanted to trim them after I ran them to use the least amount of wire.
So with harness made, remove the grille. [If you don't know how, put down the tools and step away from the vehicle with your hand where I can see them.] Pop the leftmost hood
release cable holder back through the metal. This should give you 2 symmetrical holes right in front of the radiator. BEFORE you wire the horns, mount them.

WARNING: You are working very close to the radiator. DO NOT SCREW UP THE RADIATOR!!

Install order:
Put 1 smooth washer on the bolt and slide the bolt through the hole. [This is to protectthe metal of your car from getting dug into by the bolt]. Slide the aluminum spacer on then 1 star lock washer [to keep the horn from moving around the spacer]. Slide the horn on then another star lock washer [again to keep the horn from loosening during spirited driving and doing a pendulum effect thing]. Finally screw on the nut and tighten HAND tight for now.

You may [I didn't need to] need to bend the horn's bracket a bit to clear the radiator.
Broken down:
Bolt-washer-car-spacer-lock washer-horn-lock washer-nut.

Once they are adjusted correctly tighten them down solid. Not Superman solid, just solid.
Replace the grille to make sure they fit BEFORE wiring them up.

Once they are set nicely, run the wiring harness along the hood release cable. Worked great. Used 1 zip tie here to loop around the hood release. No need to tighten down hard.
Just enough to keep it snug. Hook up the horns. I wound up bending the male connector on the horns about 60 degrees away from the radiator to keep the wires away from the
radiator.
So, your got the horns mounted and tight, the wiring harness connected to the horns and run down to where the stock horn is [right in front of the battery] and all set to get trimmed and finished.

Give yourself a spare 2" or so for mistakes when crimping. Use the yellow female connectors since you are going to be running both red wires to a single female and both
blue wires to a single female. Trim and crimp.

Remove the stock horn connectors to the power and replace them with yours. Use the other zip tie to secure the harness.

TEST YOUR HORNS NOW so you can make adjustments in case they rattle on something or don't work.

WARNING: These horns are loud. Let me say that again, there horns are LOUD. Hear me?
Good since you won't be able to hear anything if you stick your head in front of them to test the
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Old 09-07-2002, 12:41 AM   #11
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Installation done, thanks for you help

I'll have a few pictures of it posted up, we realized the way we did our wiring that it formed a nice smiley face

Yeah, they are effin LOUD. We actually tested it in a closed garage with a sustained horn honk to see if we could blow out the stock horn fuse. Course we had to wear shooting range ear protection or else our brains would have melted.

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Old 09-07-2002, 10:29 AM   #12
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What did you say!
My ears are still ringing!


I wonder what my neighbors think of us now.
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Old 09-07-2002, 06:20 PM   #13
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Meet Herr Loudenhonken!


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Old 09-09-2002, 02:09 PM   #14
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That install looks nice. I took the red grills off mine and sprayed them chrome so they blend a little better with my nice silver car.

I kept the relay because I wanted to be able to disable the Supertones and just use the stock horns without disconnecting any wires, and I didn't feel like messing with the stock wiring more than I needed to.

If you think the Supertones themselves are loud, try them working alongside the stock horns! I'm pretty sure I blistered the bumper of the pickup that cut me off Friday night...
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Old 09-09-2002, 08:01 PM   #15
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Hey....Marcin has a pair of those.
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Old 09-10-2002, 01:07 AM   #16
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For now i like the red accents but who knows, later on i might find them too showy and spraypaint them black for more of a stealth look.

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Old 09-10-2002, 01:26 AM   #17
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Sweet,
I see that you got the sti grille. Don't paint it bro. I wish I haven't painted mine. Looks good.
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Old 09-10-2002, 02:11 AM   #18
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Marcin: hahah yeah, decided to get the grille, but *doh* i'm getting mine painted, can't stand it mismatching :/


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