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Old 16 Aug 2006, 08:14 am
Roy Starrin
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Default The Call of the Civic - 2006 Version

Due a smart move by my wife many moons ago, we live in a house by a
lake well populated by Great Blue Herons and graceful White Herons.
Beautiful birds, but their call resembles that of a crow being
strangled.
In my garage resides 2006 LX Civic sedan. Beautiful bird, same dismal
call.
In looking around the www, I could only find one alternate horn, here:
http://www.eautoworks.com/html/searc...~Cars~Horn.htm
and I have no idea what it sounds like.
So, has anyone ever installed one of these, or some other alternative
to replace the horn provided. Any thoughts, input would help.
Now, a quick look at the car makes it look like getting at the horn
could be a real problem. I would look in my Service Manual, but Helm
doesn't have them, because Honda hasn't provided them, and Honda
Customer Service says they have no information on when the manual will
be available. So, has anyone been into that portion of the car. If
it will take major surgery, it may not be worth it.
Pity. Such a great car; such a crappy horn
Roy
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Old 16 Aug 2006, 09:00 am
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Default Re: The Call of the Civic - 2006 Version

Hello SuperTone



Roy Starrin wrote:

> Due a smart move by my wife many moons ago, we live in a house by a
> lake well populated by Great Blue Herons and graceful White Herons.
> Beautiful birds, but their call resembles that of a crow being
> strangled.
> In my garage resides 2006 LX Civic sedan. Beautiful bird, same dismal
> call.
> In looking around the www, I could only find one alternate horn, here:
> http://www.eautoworks.com/html/searc...~Cars~Horn.htm
> and I have no idea what it sounds like.
> So, has anyone ever installed one of these, or some other alternative
> to replace the horn provided. Any thoughts, input would help.
> Now, a quick look at the car makes it look like getting at the horn
> could be a real problem. I would look in my Service Manual, but Helm
> doesn't have them, because Honda hasn't provided them, and Honda
> Customer Service says they have no information on when the manual will
> be available. So, has anyone been into that portion of the car. If
> it will take major surgery, it may not be worth it.
> Pity. Such a great car; such a crappy horn
> Roy



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Old 16 Aug 2006, 09:02 am
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ishmale wrote:

> Hello SuperTone


....but he meant to write: Hella SuperTone


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Old 16 Aug 2006, 05:41 pm
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Default Re: The Call of the Civic - 2006 Version

Roy Starrin wrote:
> Due a smart move by my wife many moons ago, we live in a house by a
> lake well populated by Great Blue Herons and graceful White Herons.
> Beautiful birds, but their call resembles that of a crow being
> strangled.
> In my garage resides 2006 LX Civic sedan. Beautiful bird, same dismal
> call.


Hahaha, I love it

> In looking around the www, I could only find one alternate horn, here:
> http://www.eautoworks.com/html/searc...~Cars~Horn.htm
> and I have no idea what it sounds like.
> So, has anyone ever installed one of these, or some other alternative
> to replace the horn provided. Any thoughts, input would help.
> Now, a quick look at the car makes it look like getting at the horn
> could be a real problem. I would look in my Service Manual, but Helm
> doesn't have them, because Honda hasn't provided them, and Honda
> Customer Service says they have no information on when the manual will
> be available. So, has anyone been into that portion of the car. If
> it will take major surgery, it may not be worth it.
> Pity. Such a great car; such a crappy horn


Any decent auto-parts store should have a wide range of replacement horns,
including air horns - Schucks, Pep Boys, NAPA, Lordco, Canadian Tire... whatever
is "native" to your area. Or go to a wrecker and pull a set of horns out of an
old '64 Dodge or something. They're a pretty simple device - ground one side,
apply power to the other side, and clean out the earwax. Just about any horn
from any car should work (at worst you may need to add a relay), so find
something that you like the sound of, and plop it in there. I got a little $30
set of air horns from a liquidation store for my '87 Accord and they're GREAT!

Sample link: http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductL...egorycode=3074
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Old 16 Aug 2006, 06:46 pm
Tom Levigne
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Default Re: The Call of the Civic - 2006 Version

Hey, this is pretty clever spam!
TL



"Roy Starrin" <starrin@verizon.net> wrote in message
newsq56e2to9hfnamqeadjd70lr75cabifemg@4ax.com...
> Due a smart move by my wife many moons ago, we live in a house by a
> lake well populated by Great Blue Herons and graceful White Herons.
> Beautiful birds, but their call resembles that of a crow being
> strangled.
> In my garage resides 2006 LX Civic sedan. Beautiful bird, same dismal
> call.
> In looking around the www, I could only find one alternate horn, here:
> http://www.eautoworks.com/html/searc...~Cars~Horn.htm
> and I have no idea what it sounds like.
> So, has anyone ever installed one of these, or some other alternative
> to replace the horn provided. Any thoughts, input would help.
> Now, a quick look at the car makes it look like getting at the horn
> could be a real problem. I would look in my Service Manual, but Helm
> doesn't have them, because Honda hasn't provided them, and Honda
> Customer Service says they have no information on when the manual will
> be available. So, has anyone been into that portion of the car. If
> it will take major surgery, it may not be worth it.
> Pity. Such a great car; such a crappy horn
> Roy



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Old 17 Aug 2006, 06:45 am
Roy Starrin
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On Wed, 16 Aug 2006 22:41:00 GMT, Matt Ion <soundy@moltenimage.com>
wrote:


>Hahaha, I love it
>
>> In looking around the www, I could only find one alternate horn, here:
>> http://www.eautoworks.com/html/searc...~Cars~Horn.htm
>> and I have no idea what it sounds like.
>> So, has anyone ever installed one of these, or some other alternative
>> to replace the horn provided. Any thoughts, input would help.
>> Now, a quick look at the car makes it look like getting at the horn
>> could be a real problem. I would look in my Service Manual, but Helm
>> doesn't have them, because Honda hasn't provided them, and Honda
>> Customer Service says they have no information on when the manual will
>> be available. So, has anyone been into that portion of the car. If
>> it will take major surgery, it may not be worth it.
>> Pity. Such a great car; such a crappy horn

>
>Any decent auto-parts store should have a wide range of replacement horns,
>including air horns - Schucks, Pep Boys, NAPA, Lordco, Canadian Tire... whatever
>is "native" to your area. Or go to a wrecker and pull a set of horns out of an
>old '64 Dodge or something. They're a pretty simple device - ground one side,
>apply power to the other side, and clean out the earwax. Just about any horn
>from any car should work (at worst you may need to add a relay), so find
>something that you like the sound of, and plop it in there. I got a little $30
>set of air horns from a liquidation store for my '87 Accord and they're GREAT!
>
>Sample link: http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductL...egorycode=3074


Being somewhat of a mechanical misfit, I guess I was looking for a
simple plug-in-a-different one approach. Looking at where the horn
is, I guess I'll leave my reverse engineering until the warranty dies
and I have no qualms about taking things apart.
But thanks to all.

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Old 17 Aug 2006, 06:52 am
Roy Starrin
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On Wed, 16 Aug 2006 23:46:19 GMT, "Tom Levigne" <toml37@excite.com>
regurgitated:

>Hey, this is pretty clever spam!


Buzz off. I recognized when I wrote this that someone would
undoubtedly say that my request is/was actually spam.
My trust in human nature has not gone unrewarded.
You missed the part where I castigated Honda and Helm for their
inability to put a Service Manual on the street
You want spam; here's spam.

Roy Starrin
National/International News Editor
VirginiaNewsSource.com

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Old 18 Aug 2006, 01:31 am
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On Thu, 17 Aug 2006 11:45:49 GMT, Roy Starrin wrote:

> On Wed, 16 Aug 2006 22:41:00 GMT, Matt Ion <soundy@moltenimage.com>
> wrote:
>
>
>>Hahaha, I love it
>>
>>> In looking around the www, I could only find one alternate horn, here:
>>> http://www.eautoworks.com/html/searc...~Cars~Horn.htm
>>> and I have no idea what it sounds like.
>>> So, has anyone ever installed one of these, or some other alternative
>>> to replace the horn provided. Any thoughts, input would help.
>>> Now, a quick look at the car makes it look like getting at the horn
>>> could be a real problem. I would look in my Service Manual, but Helm
>>> doesn't have them, because Honda hasn't provided them, and Honda
>>> Customer Service says they have no information on when the manual will
>>> be available. So, has anyone been into that portion of the car. If
>>> it will take major surgery, it may not be worth it.
>>> Pity. Such a great car; such a crappy horn

>>
>>Any decent auto-parts store should have a wide range of replacement horns,
>>including air horns - Schucks, Pep Boys, NAPA, Lordco, Canadian Tire... whatever
>>is "native" to your area. Or go to a wrecker and pull a set of horns out of an
>>old '64 Dodge or something. They're a pretty simple device - ground one side,
>>apply power to the other side, and clean out the earwax. Just about any horn
>>from any car should work (at worst you may need to add a relay), so find
>>something that you like the sound of, and plop it in there. I got a little $30
>>set of air horns from a liquidation store for my '87 Accord and they're GREAT!
>>
>>Sample link: http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductL...egorycode=3074

>
> Being somewhat of a mechanical misfit, I guess I was looking for a
> simple plug-in-a-different one approach. Looking at where the horn
> is, I guess I'll leave my reverse engineering until the warranty dies
> and I have no qualms about taking things apart.
> But thanks to all.


I am considering replacing the horn on my Civic Si as well. The little
girly horn just annoys me.

I can't imagine it voiding warranty unless the horn stop working... ;-)

The toughest part is finding a replacement horn with decent sound that will
fit in where the current one is, or finding a suitable location and running
wires...

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Old 18 Aug 2006, 07:06 am
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On Fri, 18 Aug 2006 02:31:09 -0400, Joe LaVigne
<jlavigne@hits-buffalo.com> furthered the discussion:

>I am considering replacing the horn on my Civic Si as well. The little
>girly horn just annoys me.
>
>I can't imagine it voiding warranty unless the horn stop working... ;-)
>
>The toughest part is finding a replacement horn with decent sound that will
>fit in where the current one is, or finding a suitable location and running
>wires...

Tha't my problem. I'm not worried about voiding the warranty too
much, unless I would have to take off half the front end to get to the
site for it, or if they would contend that it would void the warranty
for the enire electrical system. Running "extra" wiring and/or
installing a different horn would certainly void whatever warranty
there is for the affected equipment, but would be worth it if I
useable horn with a suitable voice could be installed.
I may wander by my local service Dept and see what it would cost, if I
provided the horn. Certainly they can dig that out of their time/rate
software.

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Old 18 Aug 2006, 10:57 am
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Roy Starrin wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Aug 2006 02:31:09 -0400, Joe LaVigne
> <jlavigne@hits-buffalo.com> furthered the discussion:
>
>
>>I am considering replacing the horn on my Civic Si as well. The little
>>girly horn just annoys me.
>>
>>I can't imagine it voiding warranty unless the horn stop working... ;-)
>>
>>The toughest part is finding a replacement horn with decent sound that will
>>fit in where the current one is, or finding a suitable location and running
>>wires...

>
> Tha't my problem. I'm not worried about voiding the warranty too
> much, unless I would have to take off half the front end to get to the
> site for it, or if they would contend that it would void the warranty
> for the enire electrical system. Running "extra" wiring and/or
> installing a different horn would certainly void whatever warranty
> there is for the affected equipment, but would be worth it if I
> useable horn with a suitable voice could be installed.
> I may wander by my local service Dept and see what it would cost, if I
> provided the horn. Certainly they can dig that out of their time/rate
> software.


I don't see where simply adding a horn would void any warranty. With my
airhorns, one wire off the relay connects to the battery, one to a ground, one
to the horn compressor, and one to the factory horn wire. On my '87 Accord, I
just drop a plastic panel ahead of the wheel well, pull the wire in, and
ScotchLock it to the appropriate wire - no cutting required. The horns
themselves mount in the space between the grille and the radiator. If it did
become an issue, the whole thing could be removed with virtually no sign it had
ever existed.
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