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Old 12-27-2015, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently bought and installed a horn on my 2011 insight and it was simple but the horn connector cable was too short and I had to install the horn facing the incorrect direction. Is there any place where I can buy an extension for the horn connector so I can install it facing the correct direction?
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Any reason you can't just splice in a couple of wires to make the harness longer?

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Any reason you can't just splice in a couple of wires to make the harness longer?

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What does that mean? Sorry. I honestly have no knowledge about cars or electronics/wires. I even had trouble removing the bumper cover off my insight. Could I go to the Honda dealership and would they "splice th wires" for me?
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What does that mean? /// Could I go to the Honda dealership and would they "splice th wires" for me?
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Nice video. I was thinking about butt connectors. Google it.

This is not something you would want to take to a dealer. If you can remove a bumper cover you can splice a wire. Or maybe you have a friend who can help you.

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Nice video. I was thinking about butt connectors. Google it.

This is not something you would want to take to a dealer. If you can remove a bumper cover you can splice a wire. Or maybe you have a friend who can help you.

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Well, I watched the video and I still don't get how to do it and I don't have friends that know how to work on cars. What should I do? Go to a car mod shop?
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Smoke, you've shown an interest in learning how to work on your car by installing the horn yourself. Extending the wire is a simple basic process.

You can get a cheap kit with the connectors and tool at any parts store. Then cut the wire(s) going to your horn. Leave some length to work with. Strip the insulation using your new crimp tool. Add a section of new wire the length you need between the cut sections. Wrap with electrical tape. Reconnect the horn. Done.

We'll be happy to give technical support if you need it.

Does the horn work facing the way it is? If so, why not just leave it alone?

If you're dead set on getting somebody else to do it for you, I'd look for a small independent shop where the guy has time to talk to you. It should take him at least 5 minutes to do it.

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Smoke, you've shown an interest in learning how to work on your car by installing the horn yourself. Extending the wire is a simple basic process.

You can get a cheap kit with the connectors and tool at any parts store. Then cut the wire(s) going to your horn. Leave some length to work with. Strip the insulation using your new crimp tool. Add a section of new wire the length you need between the cut sections. Wrap with electrical tape. Reconnect the horn. Done.

We'll be happy to give technical support if you need it.

Does the horn work facing the way it is? If so, why not just leave it alone?

If you're dead set on getting somebody else to do it for you, I'd look for a small independent shop where the guy has time to talk to you. It should take him at least 5 minutes to do it.

Sam
Can you give me a link on what kind of kit I should get? And what kind of wire is the one that goes to the horn? Is it just a basic power wire? "Add a section of new wire" what kind of wire should I buy?
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Smoke, you've shown an interest in learning how to work on your car by installing the horn yourself. Extending the wire is a simple basic process.

You can get a cheap kit with the connectors and tool at any parts store. Then cut the wire(s) going to your horn. Leave some length to work with. Strip the insulation using your new crimp tool. Add a section of new wire the length you need between the cut sections. Wrap with electrical tape. Reconnect the horn. Done.

We'll be happy to give technical support if you need it.

Does the horn work facing the way it is? If so, why not just leave it alone?

If you're dead set on getting somebody else to do it for you, I'd look for a small independent shop where the guy has time to talk to you. It should take him at least 5 minutes to do it.

Sam
The horn does work facing the way it is but if I face it the correct direction, I think it will be more noticeable to other drivers as the sound will actually be directed towards them. Also, after I cut the wire, which side of the wire should I strip the insulation from? The removed part or the attached part? And how far down from the connector should I cut?
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