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Wimpy Horn ?!

schlepper65

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Lakeville, Minnesota USA
Year, Model & Trim Level
1997 Explorer XL
Hello/ I have a basic '97 Explorer XL 4DR 5-speed manual (power nothing-- all manual), and I have noticed that the horn on this thing is quite wimpy! Not that I use it much, but it sounds like something that you'd hear on a Honda Civic or a Kia or something.. My old '94 Explorer had a "real" sounding horn-- it gave a good solid two-chime blast. Just curious if the horn on my '97 is busted, or if that is how they all sound??
 
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trucku

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City, State
Queens, New York and living in Budd Lake, NJ now.
Year, Model & Trim Level
2002 Explorer XLS 4.0 4x4
I don't like the horn on my 2002..my 2001 jetta I had sounded more beefy.
But my Explorer does not sound Hondaish though.
 
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therise21

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Long Island, New York
Year, Model & Trim Level
'97 XLT SOHC
i have a 97xlt and the horn is real loud. maybe your horn is on the way out? not sure if this happens, but it might be it.
 
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Silver X

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City, State
Brownstown Twp, MI
Year, Model & Trim Level
'01 Sport 4x4
Sounds like your high and low tone horns aren't both working, just the high. When my horns died, I replaced them with an aftermarket 139db horn. It is extremely loud, but I'm not very happy with it. Sounds like the stock high tone horn except really loud, with just a little low tone mixed in. I need just to get a stock replacement set and put them in.
 
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bmxking5

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City, State
Monroe, GA
Year, Model & Trim Level
'93 Sport & '96 XLT
Mine on my '93 sounds decent. I assume the 95+ would sound similar. If you think the stock horn is puny, you should really hear a 84 Toyota Tercel. It's so puny it actually funny to hear it!! :eek:
 
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