Time to replace the CLOWN HORN! - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
 
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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-22-2017, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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Question Time to replace the CLOWN HORN!

I want dual-horns.
Isn't there a way to just hook up a dual-horn assembly from a GMC Sierra, or even a Cadillac?

( something GM and normal sounding ).

How may I get this done?
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I want dual-horns.
Isn't there a way to just hook up a dual-horn assembly from a GMC Sierra, or even a Cadillac?

( something GM and normal sounding ).

How may I get this done?
Thanks.
why not just install what you want in place of or added to the old horns?

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I went on Ebay and looked for GM vehicle horns. There are hi and low note horns. I forget which the Colorado has, but I bought one from a 2002 Impala like new, and spliced it into the existing horn wiring.

It does sound much better.
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I went on Ebay and looked for GM vehicle horns. There are hi and low note horns. I forget which the Colorado has, but I bought one from a 2002 Impala like new, and spliced it into the existing horn wiring.

It does sound much better.
Does the 1st gen only have one Japanese (Isuzu) horn? I had one but I don't remember. Does it sound like an old Datsun horn or something?

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I went on Ebay and looked for GM vehicle horns. There are hi and low note horns. I forget which the Colorado has, but I bought one from a 2002 Impala like new, and spliced it into the existing horn wiring.

It does sound much better.
This is what I was wondering about.
Adding the second horn.

I don't know about how the electrical system works, so I was wondering if adding a second horn would make the sound half as loud; rob voltage; needs a different relay; heck, I don't know!
If it's as easy as swapping in some factory GM horns to the exisiting wiring, I'm happy about that!
Let me know, and I'll hit the boneyards for some good sounds.
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Yes, you can just splice an extra horn in. I've been using is that way for over 6 years now.

I actually bought a "pair" of used GM horns and used the one that was the different horn note than what the Colorado has stock and spliced it in.
Just make sure you make good connections, weather tight. Soldering would be best or also buy another new connector what would connect to both horns. Sometimes in Ebay, you will find GM horns listed with the connectors still attached but cut off. Easy then to cut off the original and then splice in the other.

No new relay or fusing needed.
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I did the same thing probably 10 years ago. I went to a junk yard and bought a pair of horns off of something for $5.00. I tested them in the parking lot on my truck by temporarily wiring them across the battery to make sure that I had a low and a high one.

Then I took them hone and mounted them in front of the radiator and wired them to the existing horn wire. Just make sure you have one low and one high tone one.

I agree that OEM horn is very anemic.

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