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post #1 of 28 Old 08-20-2013, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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Horn replacement - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Looking to replace horns with louder FIAMMs. What is the best way to wire to a positive and negative terminals. Connection on truck has two gray wires. Thank you.
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I'm not sure if this is what you mean but the single wire on each harness is a positive daisy chain and the negative comes from the bolt securing it to the chassis making an earth ground.
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Reading it again your positive is the harness if you need a ground on the horn run a jumper wire from the chassis bolt to your horn neg terminal use one of the circle crimp heads (can't remember name)
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@El Loco - so are you saying that the two gray wires hooked up to a single male connector into female connection at the horn, are positive?
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El Loco just saw your second reply, that makes sense - thanks very much.
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N.p. I will soon be swapping mine out as well. I had a rav4 that sounded even Girlier than this but my Camry had the nice deep sounding horn go figure.
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FWIW Lexus IS300 horns bolt in with no modification and are a huge improvement in sound. Should be cheap used.
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N.p. I will soon be swapping mine out as well. I had a rav4 that sounded even Girlier than this but my Camry had the nice deep sounding horn go figure.
I bought Camry horns for my HL
Easy swap they use the same horn relay amperage so you don't need to do major mods

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There's a STICKY for that titled DAMN BEEP-BEEP HORN NO MORE.

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Installed 2009 High and Low Camry Horns after purchase of my new 2012 HL. Love them and they are very loud. Think I paid $35 for the plug and play used horns.

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I will be swapping horns with the wife's 2012 Camry :-)
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The first time I hit the horn on our '13 HL, I nearly croaked from embarrassment. Sounds like a clown car. Cannot blame you at all for swapping it out.
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^ yep. The horns were the first mod on my HL...stupid "beep beep"

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Installed 2009 High and Low Camry Horns after purchase of my new 2012 HL. Love them and they are very loud. Think I paid $35 for the plug and play used horns.
Where did you get them?
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Part numbers for the 2011 Camry horns that I used are: HORN ASSY, LOW PITCH #86520-AA010 and HORN ASSY, HIGH PITCH #86510-AA010.

Put these in my '12 SE a few months after getting her. Toyota of Dallas is where I ordered them from.


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