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Old 06-18-2005, 08:52 PM   #1
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Question 2.5 GT horns

I want to replace the anemic horns on my 2005 2.5 GT Wagon, but Subaru has done an excellent job of hidng them.

I have looked all over the engine compartment and nothing looks like what I expect a horn to look like. As much as I could without dismantling things, I looked behind and around the grille.

Where are the little buggers?
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Old 06-18-2005, 09:56 PM   #2
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Umm if its the same as a 95 L they will be behind the headlight on the leftside(opposite side of battery).
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Old 06-18-2005, 10:24 PM   #3
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Thanks.

But this is a turbo and that area is used by the air inlet box.

Some wiring diagrams seem to indicate that area as well, so I will keep looking.
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Old 06-18-2005, 10:26 PM   #4
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Whoops sorry didnt even read the year, thought you were talking about a BD or at least a BE. Been a long night, just not all here tonite.
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Old 06-19-2005, 09:56 AM   #5
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FYI.

I think I know where they are.

According to a Subaru Technical document, they are behind the bumper and below the headlights on the right side. I have to check, but I think access is thru the wheel well 'mud guard'.

They are supposedly there to protect them in case of a minor collision.

Subaru put this little bit of information under the "Communications System" section. ???????????
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Old 06-19-2005, 11:21 AM   #6
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Protect them from a minor collision? It makes some sense, I guess, but if they're going to make them hard to get to, they should make them not suck.
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Old 06-19-2005, 02:35 PM   #7
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http://www.legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6441&

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Originally Posted by Red Beast from LegacyGT.com
to get to the oem horns you have to take the grill and front bumper off.

use the existing subaru wires (horns come with a very nice wire adapter) no cutting or splicing of wires.

the ground wire goes from horn terminal to the nut where the horn connects to the supplied extender plate.

bumper and grill go back on and yer done.
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Old 06-20-2005, 12:00 AM   #8
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I'm sorry you can't easily get to your horns. My 2001 has the horns right in front when you pop the hood. I replaced my low tone with a 57 low tone horn from a t-bird. It still isn't the sound I want and I had a GREAT sound on my 1995 gmc sonoma. I might get both gmc horns from a junkyard or something...

And someone already got to it, but I was gonna say to look under the bumper. a lot of cars put them under there, not to "protect against minor wrecks", but because there is free space under there. Sounds like subaru was just trying to make people feel better about having to pull so much stuff off the car to replace the horns. Good spin control from the PR dept...
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Old 06-20-2005, 07:37 PM   #9
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Got it done.

Pulled the right front tire, more for working room than actually needed to.

Remove the grille, 2 bolts, 2 push connectors, 2 blind 'snap' fittings holding the lower edge (pull the lower edge forward).

Then remove 3 fasteners on the 'belly pan' section just in front of the tire and since it is plastic, 'folded' it towards the rear of the car (that's even what Subaru even called it). It causes no damage.

Then look straight up behind the fog light. Dah-dah, the horns.

However if you can get your hands and a tool up there, you have very little hands.

The power connectors are on the bottom, accessible, easily unplugged and there is enough slack to pull them down and either cut and splice a wire, or make up an extension. I didn't have a compatible connector so I took the cut and splice route. (I put the 'old' connectors back on the horns.)

Ran the extension thru an open spot to behind the grill, mounted the new horns on an available brace and hooked everything up.

Check for a good ground if you need one. My first choice, even though it was a bolt into a metal brace was not adequate.

Put the belly pan section back in place, put the tire back on.

Done.
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Old 06-20-2005, 08:30 PM   #10
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i've change my horns on my 05 3.0r. they are on the passenger side side behind the front bumber.

1. put a blanket below bumper
2. open hood, remove the two bolts and "pop-its" that hold on the grill
3. remove grill slowly releasing the two plactic grill tabs at the bottom of the grill next to the upper bumper.
4 remove the "pop-its" along bottom of bumper
5. remove "pop-its" holding bumper in both wheel wells. use a flashlight to see better.
6. pull carefully on bumper until free. be aware the the fog light wire are still connected.
7. let bumper rest on ground carefully.
8.you will see the 2 horns on passenger side.
9. replace horns and reverse order. put bumper and grill back slowly and it will go back as factory.

10. look at both post to make sure we have all the steps

my two horns together sound more like a BUICK


ya know, i really have to start reading the post before me because somebody already posted my post from the other forum.......

http://www.legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6441&

never mind

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