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Old 03-22-2008, 01:26 PM
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dixie horn-i need help!!!!

alright here is my situation.
i bought a dixie horn off of ebay like 3 years ago.
they did not send me any instructions.
it sat in my closet untill now
i have 5 trumpets
the clear tubing
compressor
and a 4 prong plug (dont know what it is)
that is all that they sent me
oh and the spacers with the bolts to mount to something

i have no clue of how to install this
i want to put it on a swich or a button so i can still have the factory horn

if you have had any experience or know how to install these
please help me out
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Old 03-22-2008, 01:55 PM
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Hello, Is the four prong a relay? Maybe says Bosch on it. If it is a relay it would be black with numbers on top showing a schematic off how it should be wired. Is it one of those little compresore the size of a soda can? if so it would have a postive terminal and a ground terminal on it. ground the one side and you could use a single pole switch spring loaded momentary to send power to compressor to pump. You could do away with the relay. just use correct fuse rating for compressor.

Good Luck, John
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Old 03-22-2008, 02:04 PM
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you can pick up a after market horn button from napa or your local auto part instaling not the trouble tuning the horn will be fun gooood luck there fun horns
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Old 03-22-2008, 05:58 PM
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then yes it is a relay then.
the compressor is about the size of a soda can too
but i am really trying to figure out how to wire it all up-from the compressor to the swich to the battery it has gotten me all confused
if i can do away with the relay that would defantly please me b/c it looks too confusing to me
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Hello, Flip that compressor over there should be two terminals marked +and -. The negative is your ground. The other is 12 volts posistive. Run wire from 12volt source fused. Then run wire from fuse holder to switch then from other side of switch to positive power side of compressor. go to auto suply store to get a horn button or momentary rocker switch. what ever you choose for you application. It should be a relatively easy thing to do.

Good Luck, John
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Old 03-22-2008, 06:47 PM
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but where do i connect to the battery from
from the swich maby?
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Hello, Ok run a fused wire from the battery to one side of the switch. then out of second terminal on switch run wire to the compressor.. And the other wire on the compressor will be your ground.
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Old 03-27-2008, 04:19 PM
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well budy i really apreaciate your help. i finaly got it workin last night at about 10 pm. last night lol. but it was a pain in the but to get the wire from under the hood to the cab, and getting my button from under the dash to beside the steering wheel where the wait to start light comes up at, and also i just barley had enough clear hose to do the job. but it sounds great and i really appreaciate your help. i did every thing you said and it worked out o.k.
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