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post #1 of 24 Old 10-13-2011, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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installing train horns, questions regarding factory swtiches

installing a compressor, tank w. mult oulets, and train horn.

Ive heard that each numbered switch has a certain amp rating. where would i find which switch has what amp rating?

where would i find the block for these switches?

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1 and 2 are 30 amps 3 and 4 are 10 amps. It should be in owners manual.

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What train horn set did you get?

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how u going to initiate the train horn/ momentary switch or use the stock switches to enable the current of the stocker horn to be used as the train horn button?

dont really understand what ur using the switch for

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Here is how I ran mine:

Power from battery to a relay to the compressor
From the relay to the upfitter and ground.

That way you can turn the compressor on or off by the upfitter controlling the relay.

To sound the horn.
Find the horn wire under the dash. Cut it and put in a three position switch (hidden behind the lower panel so you can switch between train and normal horn in case there is a problem with the train horn). The switch will be hooked up like this: 1-out to normal horn, 2-input from steering wheel, 3-out to train horn solenoid. This route, your steering wheel will activate the train horn like it was stock.

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Upfitter switch relays and wires are behind the fuse box on the drivers side under the dash. You have to remove the 4 screws and pull the fuse box out. The wires have a protective coating on the end, and the wires are labled as to which switch they are for and what amperage they are. At least that's how my 06 is.



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Forgot to ask, where did you get the horn setup?



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i went to: hornblasters.com


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Thanx Guys

Thanks Guys... I was hoping to use one of the switches to activate the solenoid to sound the horn. What are your thoughts on this?

the horn I got was one i got from a truck stop. Instructions read: CR. Heavy Duty Train Horn-#69991/69993

BONDSMAN- what type of relay did you use? do you have a wiring diagram for what you did with the relay. im not very electrical savvy. i actually was just going to wire the compressor with possibly an inline fuse directly to the upfitter switches. then i was just going to wire the solenoid wire to one of the other switches to activate the horn.

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I like the way bondsman suggested to do it, so you can switch back and forth.



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