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    Weak Horn

    My horn has become really weedy and slightly asthmatic.
    I know from doing the FMIC that the OE installation uses two horns. It sounds like one has died but as I have no idea which one and dont want to strip bumper off just to find out. Can anyone recommend a good aftermarket horn. one that is reasonably priced and gives off a quality sound (No fog or dixie horns please)

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    My car has the same problem. I plan to use a pair of hella supertones when i fit a fmic.

    There a bit of a ricer mod, but they are loud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lorryz View Post
    My car has the same problem. I plan to use a pair of hella supertones when i fit a fmic.

    There a bit of a ricer mod, but they are loud.
    I will look out for some. Are they decently priced or pricey?

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    I had a weak horn once, went to the GP he sorted it

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    Get a pair from an Alfa 156, they have to be the loudest fitted to a standard car. I have a 2004, Alfa 156 (go easy on me) for when the S3 is in the garage and the horn on it is ridiculous, it's the facelift model but I doubt that they changed the horns in it when they were giving it a facelift.

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    Ordered a pair of new snail horns from the bay
    110db
    Should do it. Fit them when bumpers off for wmi install

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    New horns fitted and make a huge difference.
    Nice £5 fix

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    I think I need some too, but I want ghetto blaster volume as in this country the horn get used more than the accelerator and brake combined!!!

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    Full on bull horns needed mate

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    They a direct fit mate or do they need chopping and splicing?
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    Got a link mate? Were they plug and play?
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    Sorry for double post, bludie s4.
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    I have the same. The low tone went. I managed to get a pair of OEM from eBay UK. I'm yet to fit them. Maybe a job for tomorrow.

    Sounds like an old Peugeot.
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    Weak Horn

    Bolt straight onto original bracket in place of old ones.
    Wiring is just two wires to each horn.
    I made up a pair of patch leads but just spade connections so could cut clip off and add spade to original wiring
    Last edited by g60leigh; 15th June 2013 at 12:44.

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    2001 S3 (AMK)
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