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installing italian horn

Hello guys,

I bought this item:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/390360151327...witem=&vxp=mtr

when I installed it as per the guide and push the horn button, it drains so much power than the lighting of the dashbord and the lamps starts shaking and yet the horn sound is weak as if it does not receive enough power...
the description of the item says it is suitable for both 12v and 24v...I contacted the seller and yet I'm waiting for his response...meanwhile I don't want to think that I paid 53 USD for nothing :S

my battery is still almost new and tested the voltage which is within the normal level.

am I missing something??

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Did you use a relay?
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yes it is provided with the horn in the package...but the relay is not meant to increase the power right? (I'm dumb in electricity and without the provided guide I wouldn't have tried it myself...)
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The relay's purpose is to isolate the horn's high current draw from your horn button switch.

I see the Ebay seller is very hard to deal with... The horn is probably too big and/or of poor quality.

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I see...so if the current is not isolated from the button switch this will cause the interruption in the sound...probably I should take it to an electrician to install it again and see...
the horn is substantially big...and the video test made it look compact and I loved the high tone...but I thought since it is 12v it should be ok....I will give it a second try through my local shop..
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If the horn is not isolated from the button switch with a relay, you can burn out your horn switch, which would result in no power at all to the horn... You did wire it up as directed with the supplied relay.
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so what could be the cause? I saw some friends having DVD players on their motorcycles! for a horn my versys already shakes because it is two powerful??
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Have you removed the stock horn? Is your replacement relay wired to horn button lead, or to the stock relayed horn power source (where stock horn was hooked up)?

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I removed the stock horn and used its wires through the relay...but the installation seems a bit different from the one you attached....let me get the set up again and take shots for you ...
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Yeah I saw your instructions calling for using the stock relay to power their supplied relay, which is fine... The Euroblast horn just has too much current draw, and/or is a piece of crap, unfortunately.
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this is it: it has 4 different set up including whether to keep the original horn or not...
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The 3 "X" symbols in the diagrams show how stock horn is disconnected (cut off) from the circuit, as you did by removing stock horn.
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Your battery and horn connections are good and tight?
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yes they were...but I would take it to an electrician as I might have done something wrong...just to double check...


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You need to wire directly from the relay teminal 30 to the + battery terminal with 12 ga. wire, then with the same wire from terminal 87 to the horn. Your original horn wires go to terminals 85 and 86.

Use a 20 amp fuse in the line from the battery to the relay.

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