Horn Install (Hella Supertone) - Scionlife.com


tC Tech and DIY Info for the Scion tC

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-06-2005, 07:26 AM   #1
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
Scion Evolution
Thread Starter
 
CRxB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Orange County
Posts: 534
Default Horn Install (Hella Supertone)

I wanted to change the dinky sounding horn we have in our tC so I got some Hella Twin Supertone (part# 85115) which is rated at 118db, one horn has a 300Hz low tone and 500Hz high tone Basically leaving a binging sound in your ear if you are right in front of it

Safety 1st - take out the ground from your battery and this is a D.I.Y. so don't blame me and I take no responsibilities...proceed at your own risk!

now on with the swap...

Open your hood and you will see you horn infront of the radiator. unclip harness and unbolt them using a 12mm socket or open wrench.

Comparison of the stock horn and the hella


Comparison of the stock horn and the hella mounted


Since the stock horn used the bracket as the grounding point so I also followed suit.


Now connect the 2 positive terminals and tap one of the horn harness(which is a positive trigger) for the relay. (solder and tape or crimp...doesn't really matter as long as the connection is good)


Ok since this horn has a high current draw it came with relay(highly recommended eventhough our factory horn is a postive trigger)

relay diagram care of www.the12volt.com

connect the following:
85 - Ground
86 - Positive Trigger from Horn Harness
30 - Constant 12volts(FUSED - I placed a 7.5amp)
87 - Positive Terminal from Hella Horn
87a - N/C(no connection)

Here's my wired up relay with my fuse and ground wire(use of split loom is optional but would look nice )


I mounted the relay on the bolt(10mm) holding down the airfilter box next to the battery


All you have to do now is connect the fused wire to the positive side of the battery, ground your relay( I used the same bolt where I mounted the relay ) and replace your ground from your battery.

picture of the finished install....


Honk away guys and wake up all those sleepy heads on the street
CRxB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2005, 07:30 AM   #2
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
Premium Member
 
mikochu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 3,514
Default

Awesome! Thanks for the tutorial, Hubert. I bought some FIAMM Highway Blasters yesterday, but wasn't impressed with them. Would it be possible to record the new supertones...versus your xB's stock ones?

Thanks!

btw, added to the tech section. It'll be moved to the FAQ section in a week or so.

also...

^^^ looks like a robot or something... red eyes, blue mouth...
mikochu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2005, 07:44 AM   #3
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
Scion Evolution
Thread Starter
 
CRxB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Orange County
Posts: 534
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikochu
Awesome! Thanks for the tutorial, Hubert. I bought some FIAMM Highway Blasters yesterday, but wasn't impressed with them. Would it be possible to record the new supertones...versus your xB's stock ones?

Thanks!

btw, added to the tech section. It'll be moved to the FAQ section in a week or so.

looks like a robot or something... red eyes, blue mouth...
your welcome man glad I can add some tech. as far as recording the sound I'll see if I can do it tom...I'm thinking I'll be infront of the car since my friends now walk behind my car everytime they see me in it but yeah these things blast!

i thought the same way when I say it cause I have red neons on the top grill and white on the bottom....
CRxB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2005, 02:50 PM   #4
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
JasonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Newark, DE
Posts: 1,560
Default

Nice write-up! I'd like to hear the horns too, if you ever get around to recording them. I've thought of replacing mine, but I'm not sure if I just want to buy some new ones or go to a junkyard and see what I can find. Some old American cars have some serious horns!
JasonH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2005, 05:34 PM   #5
Senior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Malibu, CA
Posts: 1,442
Default

if you could put up that recording of the horn that would be awsome
jrv2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2005, 07:01 PM   #6
Member
5 Year Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 37
Default

oh hell yes . . . here comes the Dukes of Hazzard horn!!!!
ninjaKid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2005, 12:18 PM   #7
Senior Member
5 Year Member

SL Member
Team ScioNRG
Scion Evolution
 
wedgiesaurus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Milford, MA
Posts: 259
Default

any update on the recording?
wedgiesaurus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2005, 10:07 PM   #8
Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 70
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wedgiesaurus
any update on the recording?
bump
Smokin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2005, 05:46 AM   #9
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
Scion Evolution
Thread Starter
 
CRxB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Orange County
Posts: 534
Default

*update* 06-15-05

sorry for the long delay but here is the sound clip from the hella's also thanks to matt(SGMgms) for recording the clip.

so here you go ..:Click Me"..

Hope this helps guys,
CRxB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2005, 06:24 PM   #10
Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
Boricua's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 89
Default

Price?

The cheapest I found was $57 here: http://www.truckcustomizers.com/prod...4HLA261.1.html
Boricua is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2005, 09:49 AM   #11
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
Scion Evolution
Thread Starter
 
CRxB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Orange County
Posts: 534
Default

yeah they range from $60-$80 everywhere
CRxB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2005, 06:17 PM   #12
Senior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Malibu, CA
Posts: 1,442
Default

could anyone hear the sound clip? For some reason when I tried to listen to it all I herd was silence.
jrv2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2005, 11:25 PM   #13
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
JasonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Newark, DE
Posts: 1,560
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jrv2000
could anyone hear the sound clip? For some reason when I tried to listen to it all I herd was silence.
I heard it fine. Turn on your speakers, perhaps?
JasonH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2005, 12:30 AM   #14
Senior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Malibu, CA
Posts: 1,442
Default

I got it to work on my other computer, one of mine is f ing up for some reason.
jrv2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2005, 03:11 AM   #15
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
sensay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: St.louis
Posts: 1,007
Default

yup they sound like any other horn... probly just louder
sensay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2005, 01:55 AM   #16
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: ee-arth
Posts: 487
Default

i think the factory ones aren't that bad. at least they don't sound that 'F' note that american cars have. THOSE sound so wimpy, almost like like a loud whimper. My friend was being a butthead and blocked me so i blared the horn for a good 20 seconds at him and he said 'damn your horn is loud!' well i guess it's all relative...
yesti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2005, 02:47 PM   #17
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
zyzyx6969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: SoCal
Posts: 230
Default

I have Camry horns, sound better than stock ones
plug and play
zyzyx6969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2006, 03:30 AM   #18
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
cz3ch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: houston, TX
Posts: 616
Default

cz3ch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2006, 03:35 AM   #19
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
05-RS1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,379
Default

nice diy!
05-RS1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2006, 04:00 AM   #20
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
arrow519's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Westwood, CA
Posts: 131
Default

i'm thinkin of puttin a train horn on mine

www.hornblasters.com

prolly scare the ____ outta people havin' a little tC runnin aorund with a train horn attached
arrow519 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tC2: Stock speakers SuBSiN PPC: Interior / Electronics 1 03-13-2015 04:02 AM
Need FIC Map for TRD SC Frustratez Scion tC 1G Forced Induction 3 02-26-2015 04:03 PM
XD Horn Upgrade blh72 Scion xD Owner's Lounge 0 01-31-2015 03:41 PM
New User and in need of help miniamd95 Introduction Forum 1 01-22-2015 09:38 PM
just installed injen intake TheRedBox Scion xA/xB 1st-Gen Drivetrain & Power 31 12-02-2003 04:53 PM


Tags
crystal, hella, horn, hornblasters, horns, installation, installing, plug, power, relay, scion, springs, super, supertone, tone, xa, xd

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 06:58 PM.