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#1 rogdeb

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:04 PM

Dear Gen 2 owner,
I remember you saying your PIAA Sport Slimline install was a 15 minute job .......... on a Gen2 I guess :rolleyes:

Did mine yesterday and besides the fact I only had 1 good eye working (ha, ha, depth perception is a wonderful thing, when it works) :( , I was about an hour ..... the following after much trial and error ------------

1. Had to dremel out the inside of the fairing and remove a 1" x 1" piece
2. Reorientation of the new horn with its own back plate/tab then drill new "catch hole"
3. Add 2 washers under bolt as new back plate/tab was only 1/2 as thick as EOM plate/tab

Aaaaggghhh !! I had to do #2 because the horn wiring was too short to reach the new horn tabs in their original position.
DONE ----- horn sounds great . That's my story for the day :D:-)

Roger and out.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:11 PM

...DONE ----- horn sounds great .

Sounds like you blew it, Roger.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:13 PM



...DONE ----- horn sounds great .

Sounds like you blew it, Roger.
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Now --- that's a good one :lol: with so much room for expansion!
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:59 PM

Congrats on finally being able to TOOT your own horn, Roger! :lol:
BTW, Highlander just has Mrs. Highlander SCREAM at cars too close..
I've seen it, and it works GREAT! ;)
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:02 PM

BTW, Highlander just has Mrs. Highlander SCREAM at cars too close..
I've seen it, and it works GREAT! ;)


Don, are you saying Mrs. Highlander is horny?? :blink:

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:08 PM

My gawd, T, evidently you've never spent a night in their house!
All I can say is EARPLUGS, baaaby! :lol:
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:49 AM

Ya I had to extend the wiring a bit too, but no dremeling. Dunno why. One of the big tabs covering the front of one of the horns broke off at some point, but I am still pretty horny.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:26 AM

Installed 2 slimline horns on mine last weekend ('07); no mods were necessary. Used the same button head bolts that held the OEM horns and the stock wiring and connectors worked fine. Horns were a close fit, but cleared everything O.K. I did have to remove the inner plastic panels to give my oversize paws room to work; that's the only thing that kept it from being a reasonably quick job, YMMV.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:42 AM

Installed 2 slimline horns on mine last weekend ('07); no mods were necessary. Used the same button head bolts that held the OEM horns and the stock wiring and connectors worked fine. Horns were a close fit, but cleared everything O.K. I did have to remove the inner plastic panels to give my oversize paws room to work; that's the only thing that kept it from being a reasonably quick job, YMMV.


Yup...same here. Pretty easy. Dremmeling is exactly what I wanted to avoid.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:26 PM

Eric, Lone and HotRod all on Gen 2's though ---- so is it the Gen 1 that's the difference? I've heard of others having to dremel, which is no big deal anyway.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:55 AM

Eric, Lone and HotRod all on Gen 2's though ---- so is it the Gen 1 that's the difference? I've heard of others having to dremel, which is no big deal anyway.



worked fine on my 2005 Gen1, no issues with fit or wiring.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:18 AM

No dremeling here. But I only installed one slimline horn on my 1st gen.

Maybe it's the non slimline horns that require the dremeling?

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