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Old 08-09-2017, 07:08 PM   #1
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Train Horns on a Yaris

Why? Because I can LOL
I will go over a few of the details. I have to say that for a kit that doesn't use a massive air tank and isn't $500+ I am very happy and impressed.



I wanted the horns to not be visible, and the compressors need to be mounted as far from the engine as possible. Seeing as the yaris engine compartment is short on room, i decided to mount the horns on the steel bumper reinforcement and the compressors/relays on the plastic panel next to the radiator. For the horns I used one of the existing holes on top of the bumper and drilled a hole on the bottom, and mounted the horn themselves on an aluminum bar.




for the two compressors I drilled and mounted them on the outside of the plastic panel. On the backside i used an aluminum bar to help brace the plastic. I ended up having to trim the bumper cover some, but this can be avoided if you mount the compressors lower than I did. Measure twice cut once, do as I say not as I do




I mounted the relays on the backside, ran my wiring and air lines. For power I chose to buy a separate distribution block for boats. I wired the button up and ta da! Done




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Old 08-10-2017, 10:55 AM   #2
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Reminds me of the time as a kid I came across a real truck air horn in a junk yard and got it for $5. We disconnected my friends fathers co2 cannister from his beer tap at the bar and blasted ourselves silly!

Might get one of these:

https://www.harborfreight.com/bad-bo...orn-94117.html
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:11 AM   #3
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TRANSPORTATION CODE
TITLE 7. VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
SUBTITLE C. RULES OF THE ROAD
CHAPTER 547. VEHICLE EQUIPMENT
SUBCHAPTER J. PROVISIONS RELATING TO WARNING DEVICE REQUIREMENTS ON VEHICLES
Sec. 547.501. AUDIBLE WARNING DEVICES. (a) A motor vehicle shall be equipped with a horn in good working condition that emits a sound audible under normal conditions at a distance of at least 200 feet.
(b) A vehicle may not be equipped with and a person may not use on a vehicle a siren, whistle, or bell unless the vehicle is:
(1) a commercial vehicle that is equipped with a theft alarm signal device arranged so that the device cannot be used as an ordinary warning signal; or
(2) an authorized emergency vehicle that is equipped with a siren, whistle, or bell that complies with Section 547.702.
(c) A motor vehicle operator shall use a horn to provide audible warning only when necessary to insure safe operation.
(d) A warning device, including a horn, may not emit an unreasonably loud or harsh sound or a whistle.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:58 AM   #4
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"Arbitrary & capricious" law.
Most likely if challenged would fall. Not specific, two individuals may have two
different standards.
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:19 PM   #5
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Thats why I wired it to a separate button and not the factory horn
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:05 AM   #6
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TRANSPORTATION CODE
TITLE 7. VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
SUBTITLE C. RULES OF THE ROAD
CHAPTER 547. VEHICLE EQUIPMENT
SUBCHAPTER J. PROVISIONS RELATING TO WARNING DEVICE REQUIREMENTS ON VEHICLES
Sec. 547.501. AUDIBLE WARNING DEVICES. (a) A motor vehicle shall be equipped with a horn in good working condition that emits a sound audible under normal conditions at a distance of at least 200 feet.
(b) A vehicle may not be equipped with and a person may not use on a vehicle a siren, whistle, or bell unless the vehicle is:
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good thing it's not a siren, whistle, or a bell and can be heard at a distance of 200ft. and also, it's texas. rednecks do so many retarded things with their trucks, i don't think the police will car about a horn on a little car...
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:35 AM   #7
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(d) A warning device, including a horn, may not emit an unreasonably loud or harsh sound or a whistle.
This is where they would get you, potentially. The fact that these style of horns are used on commercial vehicles means you're probably OK if it goes to court.
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Old 08-17-2017, 05:04 PM   #8
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I had Hornblasters on both of yaris. Had a 2010 and a 2014 se. Love them horns.

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Old 08-17-2017, 06:10 PM   #9
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love this
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Old 08-17-2017, 06:36 PM   #10
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Way back when, I installed Ferrari air horns on my Datsun 240Z. They were pretty loud.

Initially, I hooked them up to the factory horn button and disconnected the OEM horn. I soon discover that a very short delay before blast was actually dangerous. So, I wired both horns to overcome that problem.
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:21 PM   #11
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Where did you pass the button trigger wire trough the firewall?
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Old 08-21-2017, 12:31 AM   #12
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Where did you pass the button trigger wire trough the firewall?


Where the washer fluid line goes through on the passenger side


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Old 08-21-2017, 04:22 PM   #13
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very cool love it
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Old 08-21-2017, 04:23 PM   #14
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TRANSPORTATION CODE
TITLE 7. VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
SUBTITLE C. RULES OF THE ROAD
CHAPTER 547. VEHICLE EQUIPMENT
SUBCHAPTER J. PROVISIONS RELATING TO WARNING DEVICE REQUIREMENTS ON VEHICLES
Sec. 547.501. AUDIBLE WARNING DEVICES. (a) A motor vehicle shall be equipped with a horn in good working condition that emits a sound audible under normal conditions at a distance of at least 200 feet.
(b) A vehicle may not be equipped with and a person may not use on a vehicle a siren, whistle, or bell unless the vehicle is:
(1) a commercial vehicle that is equipped with a theft alarm signal device arranged so that the device cannot be used as an ordinary warning signal; or
(2) an authorized emergency vehicle that is equipped with a siren, whistle, or bell that complies with Section 547.702.
(c) A motor vehicle operator shall use a horn to provide audible warning only when necessary to insure safe operation.
(d) A warning device, including a horn, may not emit an unreasonably loud or harsh sound or a whistle.
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Old 05-28-2023, 09:56 PM   #15
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Signed up just to ask - where'd you find that sweet yellow dash button? It looks made-to-fit!
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Old 05-28-2023, 10:06 PM   #16
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Signed up just to ask - where'd you find that sweet yellow dash button? It looks made-to-fit!
pretty sure thats a standard off the shelf "arcade" button..they come in a few sizes and the good ones are "click" switches
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Old 04-01-2024, 04:33 PM   #17
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That sounds like a fun project! Installing a train horn on a Yaris must really turn some heads. It's great to hear that you're happy with the kit you found, especially since it didn't break the bank.
If you're still looking for more options or just want to see what else is out there, you might want to check out the Milwaukee air horn. It's known for being loud and attention-grabbing, similar to a train horn.
You can find more info about the Milwaukee air horn at https://bosshorn.com/products/milwau...-air-horn-quad. Keep on honking and having fun with your Yaris!

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