How to Install Aftermarket Hella Horns

Monday, July 22, 2019






Hey guys and welcome to another episode today in this video, I'm gon na show you how to install aftermarket horns on your car. Now the horns that are currently installed on the Volkswagen Golf are the OEM ones that came with the car from the manufacturer and we're gon na be replacing them with two hella Supertones. So we've got a high and we have a low frequency horn and that essentially, is what comprises the horn on your car. So on the car with the bumper off, we can see that we've got two little horns right here. We have a high and we have a low and we're gon na be replacing both of these with the hella Supertones now with the stock horn. This is what they sound like, so the horns work, but we want a little different note, so we're replacing these ones with the helots. So we have the stock horns right here, but we're not gon na be installing the hellas in that exact location. We'Re gon na be doing something a little bit different. So once you have an idea as to where you want to install the horns, we need to disconnect these horns and extend the wiring there's two bolts holding in each one of the horns up to the car. So we're gon na have to disconnect those and remove the wiring harness on the back side or on the front here on the backside on the other one and we're gon na disconnect those. So we can remove the horns from the car. So, with the wire out, you have one connector on there, that's secure, you know, okay, so there's one, and you can see that this is all this you've got a positive and negative connector right. There you've got the mounting hole port right there and there's the horn. Pretty simple: so if you were simply swapping out the OEM horn for the aftermarket one, you could remove the mounting nut on both of the horns and just switch the hello horn onto this bracket, and that would work 100 %. But it would keep it so that the horns are in the same spot, I'm just like before we have one connector on the back now. These might be stubborn only because they're on the front part of the car - and they might you know, be covered in dirt or whatever so remove both of them and then let's get on to the next step. So we have our old horns right here and our new ones right here now, if you take a look at them, if you take a close look, you'll be able to tell which one is a low and which one is a high. Now that's referring to the frequency of these sound waves that come out of these horns, so we have a low and high and our new ones. It'Ll have the same thing. So this right here is a 300 Hertz and the other one is a 500 Hertz and you'll be able to see those markings on the horns. It doesn't matter which one of these horns you wire up to the harness they both supply the same amount of power. They'Re both 12-volt horns, so it doesn't matter if you installed high, where the logos or the lower the high goes. It'S still gon na work, the exact same way. You know we got ta help her okay. So where should we install the horn over there? She could not give one more pull yeah welcome to that, so we looked it all over and we saw that drilling through this isn't gon na be a good idea. So what we're doing is we're going to mounting up the side, we're knocking up a horn so right here, they're gon na be on the sides and they're going to be found, but you can see through them with the bumper attached it's gon na, be on the Side intake, I guess what would you call it so we're going to be installing one here and the other one on the other, so we used a bolt right here that was holding up the front frame of the car. We took that out just that we can install the frame part for the horn, so we've got that mounted up and we've got our two connectors right here now we're gon na wire that up in the second but we're gon na first mount up the other horn Up to the other side, we want to make sure that with the bumper on the car, you can see them and the horn will still work properly, so we have both of them mounted up, and now we have the bumper and we're gon na see. If this all fits alright, so we have the bumper mounted and you can see that we've got the horns, one there and the other one in the same spot. Now we're not sure if we're gon na be keeping this position, but as it stands, this will work because it doesn't come in contact with the bumper when it's installed, so we might tweak around with it play around with a little bit, but as it stands, this Is good, this is functional, so the game plan to move the horns a little bit up so that it's more visible inside the side of the bumper is we're gon na be attaching a little bracket onto it. So it's gon na be pushing it a little bit further up and out. So all that we did is we used an L bracket like this. We put it facedown like that and just hit it until it went flat, [, Music, ] kind of like that, and then with the piece like that. We'Re able to extend the mounting point of the horn so on the passenger side of the car, you can see that the horn is now positioned properly in the center side of the vent. So we need to do the exact same thing to the driver's side. So this side right here, is only held up by the OEM mounting bracket. Now we need to attach that extra L bracket that I was talking about in order to push it up and have it centered. So we have the horn mount it up to the L bracket, piece that we straightened out and that right there is the OEM hella bracket that came on the horn. So we just extended it and pushed it out of the way. Now, whether if we want to move it up or down all that we do, is we either adjust this screw right there to have it swing up or down, or you can do the same thing with this one. So now that we have both of the horns hooked up to the car, we need to wire them up, so both horns. They both have a male connector on them. So, just like right here, you can see that we've got one male connector here and another one. There so we have one for positive and one for negative and we need to wire the exact same kind of wiring like this, for the new horns that we have mounted on the car. So when the hell is, we have a positive here and a negative right here and we need to wire both of these up to the OEM wiring right here. So we have one for one horn and we have another one here for the other, so we're gon na have to cut the connector right here for both of them and we're gon na have to attach a little bit of wiring right here so that we can Get the wiring from here from the connector to the horn, so the way that we're gon na be getting the horns to work is with a little wire like this. So we've got about a foot of wire right here with a female connector on one end and a male on the other. So on the backside of the horn, we have a male connector and we're going to be attaching this piece onto it. So we're gon na have the female connector right here slide onto the terminal like that and then from the other end, we're gon na have to wire this male part up to a female connector that we're going to be attaching onto here. So it doesn't matter which wiring harness you grab. First, they both power the same amount of voltage to the horns, so you can pick either/or and we're gon na have to cut the connector off of it. So we're gon na have to cut the old connector off and we're gon na have to expose a little bit of the wire so that we can hook up our female and onto the connector okay, so we're gon na have to attach two of them on there. One for the positive and then one for the negative, so right now we're just stripping back a little bit of this sheathing so that we have some wire to work with so that we can attach our female connector onto here. So once you have it like that, you just twist it and splice it and you do the same thing for the negative. It doesn't matter which one you attach onto where the power is still gon na, be going the same through the horns. So you just twist it and then we're gon na be attaching one of these female connectors on the end of here. So we're gon na be able to remove the horn. Should we want very easily because it's just a matter of unplugging and pulling the connector out of the female end? So once you have the connector on like that, you're just gon na have to crimp it down, because the inside part of there is metal and it's can essentially squeeze itself onto the wire. Now. This is going to have a very good connection and you're, not gon na, have to worry about any corrosion down the road. So do two of them and like that, it's not going anywhere. Even if you pull on it, it's not moving so with one female like this. We'Re gon na have our wiring that we just made up with the male that's going to be attaching onto there just push it in and then the other wire that we have right here this right here. This is the female that's gon na attach onto the backside of the horn right there. So once you have this done for both of these one of these horns is gon na be wired up now see how easy this is. There'S no splicing, there's! No anything that needs to be done is just a matter of pulling these connectors out. Should we want to remove the horn, okay, so there's one and with the other wire, do it up to the other end and they're both get attached on the backside of the horn? So, theoretically, right now, if we were to hook up the battery back up to the car and press the horn, this horn right here should work. Now. The difference between this side and the other side is that this side here is short, whereas we're going to need to run a large wire to go from this connector down here, all the way to the other side of the bumper. Now, if you want to make that look clean - and you don't want to see these wires from behind the bumper, if you want, you can go to your local dollar store, and you can pick up some of this cable sheathing right here now this stuff right here Came in a big pack and it's super long now we don't need this long of the sheathing for this little piece right here, so we're just gon na get it trim it to size which is like right there and then we're gon na just slide the sheathing Over the wire so just slide the wires inside of there and it's gon na clean up the look and you're not gon na be able to really see the red wire when we have the bumper installed on the car, it's a slider all the way up, and There you go, you have your connector on one end and the rest of this all looks black now, if you wanted to as well, you could wrap this all with electrical tape, and that would work as well, but I mean it's just completely up to you with This method it'll stay on there and if you want to take it off, you can reuse it again, so just attach the wiring connectors on the back side of the horn, and this side is done now for the next side. We'Re gon na be doing the exact same thing here, but the difference is the wire is gon na be a lot longer. It'S gon na be a couple feet and bring us to that side and we're just gon na be connecting it to the old connector. The same way so we're going to be snipping this off, attaching the male and female connectors there with the sheathing on it, we're probably gon na run it inside the crash bar of the bumper, bring it all the way to this end and then attach it down Here now the beautiful option about doing it. This way is that you can take out the connector anytime. You want so say you want to remove the horn. You want to do anything. You want to go back to stock, it's very easy when you're working with these male and female connectors. So we have the wire for the passenger side of the vehicle running from down there up on top inside the crash bar came all the way out and there was a hole in the backside up here that we got it to run through coming down right here. We got to push it through the back side in the front and then, if we move around to the side, we're gon na be able to see the male connectors on the backside of the horn right there. That hook up to the female end of our wiring harness one and two, so this side is good. Now we just need to wire up the other end of this wire up to the car, and the horns are gon na be working properly, so attach the male and female connectors together for both the positive and the negative end of the wire. If we can get it to slide in and then right there, so we have the passenger side wired up and the driver's side wired up now, once we put the battery back on, we should be able to go inside the car honk the horn, and we should Be able to get noise coming from both of the horns, all right, so this is give you a little loud. We have both of the wires hooked up. So I'm gon na step back here. Okay, get ready, we're gon na hop the horn in three two one. They work and now with the bumper mounted on the car, you can see both the hello horns on both sides of the vehicle you can see. We'Ve got the one there and the one they're at stealth. You can see them if you're looking for it, but otherwise it's a clean, install and just like that guys, you guys can install aftermarket horns on your car in a matter of no time. By going through the entire procedure, you can take out the old horns: install new wiring and install new horns on your vehicle. Now, just an added note, if you guys want to make this look completely clean, that silver l-bracket, when you guys install it, if you want, you can put a little bit of black paint on it, so that you don't see it through the front end. But I mean even still the horns work perfectly. If you guys have any questions regarding the video throw them down in the comment section below. Can I be happy to help? I get guys thanks for watching Music ] and we're going to be replacing them with hella super tones. Now both of these horns are essentially a plug-and-play system for the car. So no they're, not that's like no yeah the whole thing. Let'S definitely beginning he's, got a pull, pull Arden come up. The word

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