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Old 22nd September 2015
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well, I finally did it, last night I came home, parked the car, and set the alarm and well, the K3's decided to Chirp with the alarm good thing it was not 2 am.
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Yes they are LOUD!

On my boat I always alert the passengers before letting the horns or whistle rip.
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I hate zapping myself with the horns by mistake. What got me a few times now is to forget turning off the horns when I wipe out the interior during a clean and accidentally bumping the horn switch.
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About 3 vehicles ago, I pulled into a car wash to get rid of salt/sand from the roads. My horn button was within reach of my arm on the center armrest, conveniently located so I didn't have to scramble to hit the horns if needed. I had just placed my drink can in the cupholder (which is close to the button). I leaned over the console to the passenger floorboard to grab a quarter that I dropped, and pushed the can into the button. There went 150psi through my P3's....and I jumped pretty dang good. There were so many people at the car wash, I made quick work of spraying the truck off and left.....
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You're all idots lol , but it's a shame the horns didn't go off at 2am, chaos is entertainment afterall (as long as no-one gets hurt).
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Default Re: Scared myself with my own horns...

well, I do have it on a toggle switch so that way I can switch it over to the regular horn. that way if something happens like a thunder storm it wont set the K3's of instead the Cadillac 4 note horn. lol.
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Default Re: Scared myself with my own horns...

My friend specifically had a note on his lever saying 'DO NOT PULL', yet in an M.O.T some newbie mechanic couldn't resist and he scarred the sh*t out of the whole garage (most of which had heard them horns before).
Hence the reason my horns are going to have an off switch hehe.
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I hate zapping myself with the horns by mistake. What got me a few times now is to forget turning off the horns when I wipe out the interior during a clean and accidentally bumping the horn switch.
Similar thing to you mate, I have the Shockers on the Smart car & they are wired to the stock horn on the steering wheel, either getting in or out of the smart car I sometimes accidentally hit the steering wheel or the other classic is when I am driving along holding the steering wheel with one hand, the horn switch on the steering wheel is the entire centre of the steering wheel & often I would be turning a corner & suddenly I jump as I have hit the the Horn by mistake.
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I suppose it'd be boring to implement a system to prevent accidental pressing of the horn huh
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Default Re: Scared myself with my own horns...

My system has a looong row w/ dozens of switches.

The red double throw switch does either the horn or the whistle.

Several times, at night, I've hit the Kahlenberg D-1 horns, instead of the bilge blowers.

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