Horns

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Horns

Post by 100 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:57 pm

One of my horns has rusted to death, whilst the other is sounding fairly meek.

Considering my liberal use, it would be nice to have something with a little more oomph. That being said, I like the tone of the original and I've been informed that, when they are working properly, they have decent volume.

So... does anybody have any decent condition horns they would be willing to sell on, or is anybody aware of where I might buy one new?

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Re: Horns

Post by 100 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:01 pm

It seems Scandix has them, but are both horns the same?

http://www.skandix.de/en/spare-parts/el ... 19221/?s=r
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Re: Horns

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Re: Horns

Post by jamescarruthers » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:54 pm

I'm driving around with the wrong horns. They're decent ones but they aren't the correct tone for the 480. The proper 480 tone is a deafening bellow above most cars. ‎I think the parts catalogue has the frequencies of the horns stated so if you can avoid the mistake I made then I'd recommend doing so. 
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
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H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
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Re: Horns

Post by jifflemon » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:52 pm

By Jingo, the boy's correct:

According the book, you're looking at 335Hz and 400Hz! (the 480 has 2 horns)

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Re: Horns

Post by 100 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:13 am

Knew it!

Excellent, but will any 335Hz or 400Hz do?

Excuse my ignorance...!

It seems these two frequencies do come as a pair (although not dual connector): https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/163719488439?c ... gIB_vD_BwE
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2005 Renault Clio V6 255
1962 Land Rover Series II

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Re: Horns

Post by jifflemon » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:17 am

jifflemon wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:17 pm
horns are horns. Any dual connector horn will work.
Except you now want one that's 335hz and one that's 400hz!

Good luck finding that information from suppliers, as these days they want your registration number to sell you an airfreshner! :rofl:

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Re: Horns

Post by Alan 480 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:33 am

100 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:13 am
Knew it!

Excellent, but will any 335Hz or 400Hz do?

Excuse my ignorance...!

It seems these two frequencies do come as a pair (although not dual connector): https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/163719488439?c ... gIB_vD_BwE
they are dual connector, two spades per horn :-)
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Re: Horns

Post by 100 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:54 pm

they are dual connector, two spades per horn :-)
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1992 Volvo 480 ES Limited Edition
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1962 Land Rover Series II

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