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Vic-Z3
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Horn

Post by Vic-Z3 » Mon 06 Feb, 2017 20:19

Hi chaps

My Horn/(s) is/are dead, I require to replace it/them.
I have checked all electrics and they are fine.
The question is which one/s and where to get it/them ...... :?:

Thank you
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colb
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Re: Horn

Post by colb » Mon 06 Feb, 2017 22:55

Are they the snail shaped horns?
Inside is a metal plate that vibrates when activated to produce the noise, the plate may be corroded, try spraying some wd40 down them and try sounding them after they have had a while for the wd40 to loosen off the plate. If that doesn't get them working try Spurs fan on here no doubt he has a box full from his breaking.

A flat shaped horn was fitted to earlier models, they work on the same principle so if you have these give them the same wd40 treatment.
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Vic-Z3
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Re: Horn

Post by Vic-Z3 » Sun 12 Feb, 2017 18:36

Hi
Not the snail type.
Cant see if there is one or two horns.
Defo the one is a flat type.
I have sprayed it liberally with Gt85.
Still silent .................. :(

Calling Spurs Fan are you receiving over ........... :wink:
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Vic-Z3
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Re: Horn

Post by Vic-Z3 » Mon 06 Mar, 2017 20:25

Turns out it was a single horn of the snail type ....... :oops:
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Robert T
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Re: Horn

Post by Robert T » Tue 07 Mar, 2017 13:02

I thought there were two horns, with different frequencies, ~400Hz and ~500Hz. See: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=61_0956

The ETM shows a left horn and a right horn and the component location chart shows Front LH Wheel Well and Front RH Wheel Well with a picture showing it located close to the foglight.

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Fender2004
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Re: Horn

Post by Fender2004 » Tue 07 Mar, 2017 13:58

Agree with Robert T mine has two horns one either side at the front
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Re: Horn

Post by Vic-Z3 » Tue 14 Mar, 2017 20:18

Either side eh ......... I will investigate some more .....
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