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Horn working, but is not very loud

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by Jim2, May 14, 2019.

  1. Jim2

    Jim2 Senior Member

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    The horn is working on my 2012 w212 MB, but it's not very loud. Is there double or single horns on this model?? Sound's very weak....
     
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    Pretty sure all MBs have double. Not unusual for them to fail as they get full of water.
     
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    brandwooddixon Senior Member

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    Agreed.
    Normally high and low tone, and tend fitted somewhere behind the front bumper hence their failure rate.
    I wouldn't bother with MB replacements unless you're a purist as they're twice the price of aftermarket ones.
     
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    Wighty Senior Member

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    Sometimes the horn is very loud , but the cars sound deadening makes it sound poor . Have you tried with the doors open ?
     
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    Jim2

    Jim2 Senior Member

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    A very good point Wighty !!!:D:D:D And 100% correct.....I tried it with the doors open ( neighbours looking to see what's wrong... ) and with the doors shut !!! Comparison !! Sound's great now.....:):):). On the back country road's I travel a lot on....common sight to see cows ( lots of them ) on the road going to / coming from milking.....and a good " Audible Device" is essential :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    I was going to say that but, for once, avoided SBO!
     
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    You snooze you loose buddy :D
     
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    But as an added precaution, I'm going to get underneath to where the horn's are located.....and wrap them firmly in plastic bags.....The noise will find it's own way out........:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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