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Siba77
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2006 Porsche 997 Carrera 2S

PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:08 pm    Post subject: Horn Question Reply with quote

I had reason to have to use my horn this morning - first time in 3 weeks of 997.1 ownership after a knob in Focus pulled out in front of me on a roundabout - I thought I'd give him the full force of a long blast of the horn to be left red faced after giving him a rather pathetic toot.... Do 997.1 horns sound like something you'd expect off an 80's French hatchback??
 
  
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chowgar
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got the horn too!

Yep, the 997.1 horn is nothing to brag about. My missus MK5 Golf GTI, on the other hand, has a horn like that on a HGV!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the 997 is the same as the 996 it actually has two horns, a high tone and a low tone which should work simultaneously.

Because they located where the elements can give them a bashing it's quite a common fault for one of the horns to be knackered.

It may be that your high tone horns need replacing.

Dont know
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 997 is like the 996 in many ways (as it was just a very deep facelft).

Pictures to illustrate mounting location (no need to remove PU, unless you want to), you can access from underneath.

The horns are conveniently located to collect water, corrode and die.

Just to the right of the left rad (behind rubber air channels):






The horn placement is as shown in the pics, it is held on by one 13mm bolt (and obviously a plugged electrical connection).

You can access it by removing the bumper, or from underneath if you can lift the front high enough for access.

Assuming you don't access via PU as photos, here is the alternative:

Required Tools:
13 mm socket (small handle)
Star T30 screwdriver
Ramps or jacks and axle stands

Procedure:
1) Raise car on ramps, or just driver's side front with a jack (axle stands for safety).
2) Using the Star T30 screwdriver remove the six centre screws on the underbody panel that attaches to the lower front PU.
3) Pull the the lower front bumper down, feel for the horn and using the 13mm socket inside the bumper, loosen and unscrew the retaining bolt on the top of the horn.
4) Pull the horn unit down until you can access the electrical connections. (there is a small release tab on the connection to release).
5) Connect new horn and refit as reverse of removal.
 
  
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Siba77
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2006 Porsche 997 Carrera 2S

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, I think one of the horns as definitely gone then as it only had one tone!
 
  
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Gollom122
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This might help;
I replaced with a Boat Horn.

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=93161&highlight=horn
 
  
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Lexy Thompson
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Joined: 21 Apr 2017
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:32 am    Post subject: Sickspeed Reply with quote

Hi, anyone has any recommendation for workshop that repair horn? My problem is when I press, sometimes have sound, sometimes no sound. When I turn my steering wheel either to left or right, then have sound when I press. If I'm driving straight or steering wheel in straight position. It will not have sound. I narrow down to spiral cable or clockspring in steering assembly spoil. Any recommendation for repair is very much appreciated. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:43 am    Post subject: Re: Sickspeed Reply with quote

Lexy Thompson wrote:


Hi, anyone has any recommendation for workshop that repair horn?



Hi Lexy. Welcome to 911uk

Where are you based? Washington UK or Washington USA?

Any garage will be able to sort your horn out. It's not a Porsche specialist job.
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Phil 997
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2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't hold back go for this option .Grin Grin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLfD1AFsb1I
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT4 worship everything explained there , just one tiny little extra i can add , if the car has a center radiator then its pu off , it resticts the horn nut just enough to make it almost impossible .. i managed it just once in many times of trying .. and it hurts !
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