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Re: Where is my horn? 2004 Toyota Prius

"Andrew Stephenson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> In article <[email protected]>
> [email protected] "ChrisSz" writes:
>
>> Can anyone give me some guidance on where to look for my horn on my
>> 2004 Toyota Prius? The engine compartment is so packed, I'm having a
>> hard time locating it.

>
> Open the lid. Stick your head under. Ask a friend to press the
> button. Follow the sound.
> --
> Andrew Stephenson


Great answer, but a better one might be "Get behind the wheel, ask your
friend to look under the hood, and then push the horn button. Have your
friend follow the noise to its source."
That way you get to keep seated in comfort while your friend goes deaf.

I wonder why the OP is interested in finding his horn....if it works, what's
the problem?
 
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Re: Where is my horn? 2004 Toyota Prius

"mack" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "Andrew Stephenson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> In article <[email protected]>
>> [email protected] "ChrisSz" writes:
>>
>>> Can anyone give me some guidance on where to look for my horn on my
>>> 2004 Toyota Prius? The engine compartment is so packed, I'm having a
>>> hard time locating it.

>>
>> Open the lid. Stick your head under. Ask a friend to press the
>> button. Follow the sound.
>> --
>> Andrew Stephenson

>
> Great answer, but a better one might be "Get behind the wheel, ask your
> friend to look under the hood, and then push the horn button. Have your
> friend follow the noise to its source."
> That way you get to keep seated in comfort while your friend goes
> deaf.
>
> I wonder why the OP is interested in finding his horn....if it works,
> what's the problem?
>


I can guess why. We just bought a brand new Prius (yea!) and I had to use
the horn to ward off another driver who was mis-signaling. It was a
really meek horn and everyone in the car laughed, including me. My
thought at that moment was 'I gotta replace this horn....'
Tomes
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Re: Where is my horn? 2004 Toyota Prius

I think it was "JoeSpareBedroom" <[email protected]> who stated:

>Get the horn that belongs in the 2002 Tacoma. It'll remove the bark from a
>tree 50 feet away. :)


Or one of these

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/imag...6646/?RefererURL=/trade/productview/2137/539/

I can sympathize with the OP about finding the horn. My xB horn is
only accessible after removing the front bumper, grill, and a bunch of
other stuff I'd rather not disturb.

I wired the Stebel Nautilus airhorns by tapping into the connector
where the original horn relay used to go inside an electrical box
under the hood instead of disassembling the front of the car.

-Don with a HORNY xB

--
I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Re: Where is my horn? 2004 Toyota Prius

In article <[email protected]>
[email protected] "Tomes" writes:

> I can guess why. We just bought a brand new Prius (yea!) and I had to use
> the horn to ward off another driver who was mis-signaling. It was a
> really meek horn and everyone in the car laughed, including me. My
> thought at that moment was 'I gotta replace this horn....'


Horn's duff. Or they fitted a different type in yours. My Prius
yells its head off. Horns aren't exactly rocket science any more.
--
Andrew Stephenson
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Re: Where is my horn? 2004 Toyota Prius

In article <[email protected]>, Andrew Stephenson
<[email protected]> wrote:

> In article <[email protected]>
> [email protected] "Tomes" writes:
>
> > I can guess why. We just bought a brand new Prius (yea!) and I had to use
> > the horn to ward off another driver who was mis-signaling. It was a
> > really meek horn and everyone in the car laughed, including me. My
> > thought at that moment was 'I gotta replace this horn....'

>
> Horn's duff. Or they fitted a different type in yours. My Prius
> yells its head off. Horns aren't exactly rocket science any more.


I wonder what the design-life of a horn is these days? When I worked
for GM in the early 60's the specs called for the horn to be able to
sound for a total of two minutes. That's not two minutes per blast.
That's two minutes summed across the life of the car.

Perhaps they've extended that spec to accommodate horn usage by the
security system?

--
Paul of Pemaquid Point
"Bounding Maine"
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Re: Where is my horn? 2004 Toyota Prius

"Tomes" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> "mack" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> "Andrew Stephenson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> In article <[email protected]>
>>> [email protected] "ChrisSz" writes:
>>>
>>>> Can anyone give me some guidance on where to look for my horn on my
>>>> 2004 Toyota Prius? The engine compartment is so packed, I'm having a
>>>> hard time locating it.
>>>
>>> Open the lid. Stick your head under. Ask a friend to press the
>>> button. Follow the sound.
>>> --
>>> Andrew Stephenson

>>
>> Great answer, but a better one might be "Get behind the wheel, ask your
>> friend to look under the hood, and then push the horn button. Have your
>> friend follow the noise to its source."
>> That way you get to keep seated in comfort while your friend goes deaf.
>>
>> I wonder why the OP is interested in finding his horn....if it works,
>> what's the problem?
>>

>
> I can guess why. We just bought a brand new Prius (yea!) and I had to use
> the horn to ward off another driver who was mis-signaling. It was a
> really meek horn and everyone in the car laughed, including me. My
> thought at that moment was 'I gotta replace this horn....'
> Tomes


Install an air horn, like the trucker's use.

>
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