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One thing that's always bugged me about my Isuzu is the horn. I hate locking my doors from a distance because it always gives that awful high pitched beep. How easy is it to make it deeper?
 

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You could always replace it with something from this site.
http://www.hornblasters.com/

or just buy a aftermarket horn and swap it out. You'll probably have to splice a couple of wires, but it shouldnt be too bad.
Maybe even getting a horn from a vehicle with one that sounds nice to you will work.

Im not sure on the Axioms, but there are two horns for the Rodeo, one is a regular horn and the other is for the anti-theft system.
I cut out my anti theft one and am using the one that came with my aftermarket alarm system and it sounds better.
 

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thru my many searches at pick-your-part yards, (i'm usually looking for first gen trooper stuff), i have noticed that some troopers came with dual horns where as most of them came with a single. all the first gen troopers are wired for dual horns though.
but Dae has a good idea. go find one that has a sound you like, such as a '59 cadillac, and wire it in.
mee-meep

cheers, john
 

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Old Cadillac horns are the favorite of truck owners who want better sounding horns. Google search and you will figure out the good years to look for.
 

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I went to autozone and picked up some GM horns and swapped them in. I had them look up the horns for a 01 gmc 1500, my dad had one and it had a decent horn. Its all plug and ply. 5 min swap!
 

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I shut off the beep on mine for locking and unlocking doors, just the lights flash now. But I also replaced the alarm horn with a better one so I can hear it if the alarm goes off. Plus I replaced the normal horn with air horns.
 

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How about a Train Horn... :twisted:
 

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94Rodayo4x4 said:
How about a Train Horn... :twisted:
Nah, I live 4 blocks from the train tracks, I get tired enough of those as it is! haha
 

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Dae said:
but there are two horns for the Rodeo, one is a regular horn and the other is for the anti-theft system.
I cut out my anti theft one and am using the one that came with my aftermarket alarm system and it sounds better.
Where are they located?
 

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onebadtrooper said:
I went to autozone and picked up some GM horns and swapped them in. I had them look up the horns for a 01 gmc 1500, my dad had one and it had a decent horn. Its all plug and ply. 5 min swap!
May check this out, I like the way those sound too.
 

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Doesn't the JC Whitney catalog still have the horn device that plays a variety of tunes? Like Dukes of Hazzard-style "Dixie", or "La Cucaracha", etc.

My father in law has it on a classic car he owns and he thinks its the funniest thing in the world. Me, not so much....
 

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Tatohead said:
Doesn't the JC Whitney catalog still have the horn device that plays a variety of tunes? Like Dukes of Hazzard-style "Dixie", or "La Cucaracha", etc.

My father in law has it on a classic car he owns and he thinks its the funniest thing in the world. Me, not so much....
Those are illegal here.
 

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Dae said:
but there are two horns for the Rodeo, one is a regular horn and the other is for the anti-theft system.
I cut out my anti theft one and am using the one that came with my aftermarket alarm system and it sounds better.
Where are they located?
On 2nd gen rodeos the regular horn is on the rad support behind the bumper. The anti theft one is on the inner fender panel under the hood behind the ABS pump.
 

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I would replace the factory horn with either a horn system from a 90's Buick Roadmaster...
they sound like a train horn and are available from a (used to be) Buiick dealer for approx. $100
or from the JY.
 

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Gizmo42 said:
RedStar said:
Dae said:
but there are two horns for the Rodeo, one is a regular horn and the other is for the anti-theft system.
I cut out my anti theft one and am using the one that came with my aftermarket alarm system and it sounds better.
Where are they located?
On 2nd gen rodeos the regular horn is on the rad support behind the bumper. The anti theft one is on the inner fender panel under the hood behind the ABS pump.
Yup, that's exactly where it was at (anti theft one.) Replacing it today. Thanks.
 
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