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    Installing a Blast Horn in a 1st Gen SC-2

    For a long time I have hated the puny horn on my Saturn SC-2 and wanted to change it for something louder. I found a set of electric blast horns on e-Bay and decided to give then a try. Usually these are installed behind the carís front grill and in front of the radiator. Unfortunately there really isnít a good spot to mount these in the radiator opening of this car, but they will fit in the space where the stock horn is mounted.

    First you need to remove the sheet metal panel above the horn. There are 4 nuts and 4 bolts to remove. The arrows show the locations. I had the bumper cover removed which made it much easier to get the panel out. Next disconnect and remove the old horn.
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    I tried several mounting locations before deciding the best location shown here. It was the only place they fit without interference. The red arrow shows where the old horn was bolted in place.

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    The horns come with some sheet metal mounting brackets. You need to bend then into a ďZĒ shape. The end at the horn is a straight 90 degree bend, the end away from the horn is also 90 deg but needs to be angled down a bit.



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    I used a small plastic push connector to mount the bracket. Drill a hole in the plastic radiator cover. The AC radiator is about an inch behind this so donít force thru drill through very far.



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    Install the new horns. They fit part way down into the slot between the bumper components shown by the red arrows.



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    Wiring is very simple. Cut the horn wires near the driverís side horn. Run 2 jumper wires across to the passenger side horn. The green is power, black is ground. Use some crimp on connectors to fit the hornís terminals. There is no polarity to worry about.



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    Test the horn and reinstall the cover.
    Enjoy your new super loud horns, but remember if you honk at a little old lady who is crossing against the light, you will probably give her a heart attack!!!
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    all that posting and no sound vid, wtf? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by centralfloridasc1 View Post
    all that posting and no sound vid, wtf? lol
    This^^^^

    Looks great though, lets hear.
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    Looks good, would be interesting to hear a sound clip. What did they cost ya?

    One suggestion, flip the horns over so the connectors are pointing down. That way they wont fill with moisture and rot out.

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    On my first gen sc2 I put air horns in the fender / bumper. Kinda above the foglights.
    Nice fitment though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by centralfloridasc1 View Post
    all that posting and no sound vid, wtf? lol
    I'm not very good with computers. In fact took me almost as long to create this guide as it did to install the horns!!!! Basically they sound like the gates of hell opening, sort of a cross between a 747 crashing and my old lady when I come home after a night of drinking w/ my buds!!!! You don't want to hit the horn in an enclosed space without hearing protection, OUCH.

    I will try to get somthing up later.
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    This makes me want to replace my horn with the one from a GMC Envoy that I got

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonehunter View Post
    Looks good, would be interesting to hear a sound clip. What did they cost ya?
    On E-bay, about $30.00

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-SUPER-LOU...176f67&vxp=mtr

    There are other manufacturers w/ slightly different designs. Some may be larger (mainly thicker) and may not fit in that tight space.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lonehunter View Post
    One suggestion, flip the horns over so the connectors are pointing down. That way they wont fill with moisture and rot out.
    I didnít show this but I covered the wires with black plastic split loom and wrapped the connectors w/ silicone rescue tape. Once the cover is back on not much, if any, water gets up there, but still a good suggestion. Thanks.
    As the late great Everett Dirksen said, ďOne horsepower here, one horsepower there, pretty soon you talking real power.Ē

    As my father always said; Itís not what you know that counts, it's what you think of in time.

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