Nissan GQ with squeakey horn

Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 10:42
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Recently I bought a 95 GQ Patrol, and have been very happy with it except for its horn. Embarrassingly, it puts out a higher pitched squeak/squeal instead of the normal horn sound. It was the original horn and I thought it was faulty - I replaced it with an aftermarket horn that is supposed to be fairly loud. But after I connected it up, it still makes the same squeak sound. I checked the fuse and it is OK, and I believe the connection goes through a relay, but I can't test/don't have a replacement part. The old/original horn must have earthed thru the horns mounting bracket, the new on has a separate terminal that needs to be earthed - which I have done. I had hoped it would be a simply swap job – buy nothing is as easy as it appears!!

I would greatly appreciate any ideas or suggestions.
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 11:04

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 11:04
I have on order an air-horn.... BUT I MEAN AN AIR HORN! Through Traralgon 4WD. It will move the rig backwards when blasted. I'll set it up separate to the standard horn for when I want to really stop the little micro car from pushing in in the big smoke multi-lane. Royce www.funshow.com.au
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Reply By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 12:26

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 12:26
You could check the voltage at the horn, maybe its only geting 1/2 the volts due to a faulty conection ect.
Sounds ( no pun intended :-) like it is trying to work but hasn't enough power !

Kev.
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Reply By: floyd - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 13:31

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 13:31
It will be a power problem. If the cabling to the horn is good then the charge may be under performing or the battery may have carked it. Get them both checked. The horn is often one of the first indicators that you have a power supply problem with the vehicle.
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Reply By: Member - Peter (WA) - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 13:45

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 13:45
My GU has a horn that sounds like it belongs on a moped I have ordered a horn from Bias Boating $36 and cromed hopfully It will sound the partBorn to drive a 4x4 , not a keyboard
Peter York 4x4
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Follow Up By: Member - Timothy - Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 16:09

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 16:09
The Bias boating catalogue is worth getting hold of.
Some pretty good prices on Solar Panels.

and some nifty marine horns.

I think the big Fog Horn
might be just the thing for a misty winter morning on the M4

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Reply By: David N. - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 14:35

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 14:35
The el-cheapo 3-way air horn from super-cheap works a treat.
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Reply By: haze - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 17:27

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 17:27
Have a look at the back of the hooter, you should see a screw with a locknut. with this adjustment you can alter the "beep" quite dramatically. (meaning the original!)
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Reply By: ross - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 19:27

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 19:27
I was about to suggest what haze said but if that dont work you can get perfectly good ones new $7-$8 at various parts stores. Dont pay 5 times that,you only encourage them.
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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 20:26

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 20:26
Jezza,
As an aside to the actual horn itself people seem to have sorted that for you, the lamiinated bracket that holds the horn to the bodywork is a laminated strip over time the lamiantes break down eventually the horn will fall down and get jammed in the radiator, after a matter of time the horn wears it's way through the radiator core due to the vibration. Nothing appears to be wrong because the wires will reach that far. I kid you not, this happened to a person in our club and when I checked mine two of the strips had already broken. Worth checking. Keep the shiny side up
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Reply By: Lyds - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 21:38

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 21:38
It must be a problem with the Nissan Horn Dept. I had a loan Pulsar before picking up my GU, and the horn sounded like the Road Runner.

Now while the GU is an improvement it still sounds like the Road Runner but with a cold.
Cheers,
Stuart
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 21:50

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 21:50
GO THE KLAXON!!

Or if Mick can get em, a Tangara Train Horn, even one off an old 44 class would do!
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 13:20

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 13:20
The GQ horns are squeaky anyways, I went to repco and bought a mtaching horn (same type different pitch) and fitted it thru a relay striahgt off the battery, made a heap of difference for about $15Laterally Literal
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