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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:01 pm    Post subject: Idea Am I on to something? Reply with quote

I got a 9C1, and not having my horn working through my steering wheel is very aggravating. I'm currently running a horn button. If I'm not mistaken don't cops press the horn button through their steering wheels in order to make their siren go whoo whoop? I found two thick wires probably between 10-8 gauge behind my grille just dangling there. Could these wires be used to tap into the horn similar to the way I have done already? I noticed that they have been used to tap into the harness under the overflow bottle run from the wire harness underneath the overflow bottle to the front of the vehicle. There are also two wires that have been snipped and I think they may have something to do with the horn as well.....any input guys I'm gonna take some pics to upload.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:04 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Police cars have controls where you're center console would be. In this set of controls there is a slider switch for sirens. Usually something like 5 different level you can switch it to. This is how you control the siren/lights, not through the horn.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:09 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

yea i know that
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:11 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Conner wrote:
yea i know that


Then why did you ask?

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If I'm not mistaken don't cops press the horn button through their steering wheels in order to make their siren go whoo whoop?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:13 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

i know how lights are controlled obviously the horn would magically control everything. im asking if it controls the siren which makes a quick chirp. my friend has a charger and that's what his does.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:18 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Police cars have controls where you're center console would be. In this set of controls there is a slider switch for siren. Usually something like 5 different level you can switch it to. This is how you control the siren/lights, not through the horn.


The crown vics that I have driven/riden in have all been controlled through the panel of switches..never through the horn. Not so sure about the impala but idk why they would be any different.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:50 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Police cars have controls where you're center console would be. In this set of controls there is a slider switch for sirens. Usually something like 5 different level you can switch it to. This is how you control the siren/lights, not through the horn.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:55 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Actually a lot of times it's set up to run the siren on manual mode through the horn, in addition to having the normal controls. So the OP's car could have very well be set up in that manner.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:57 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Actually a lot of times it's set up to run the siren on manual mode through the horn, in addition to having the normal controls. So the OP's car could have very well be set up in that manner.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:24 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

It's not uncommon for police vehicles to be configured to use the factory horn button as siren manual (which will produce the momentary chirp of the siren) and/or the air horn.

The fact that your horn does not work would indicate that most likely your Impala was setup in such a manner and the wires were never spliced back together to restore the factory function of the horn button.

Judging by the location of the wires you are talking about I don't think they would be for the horn, at the very least they would be used to feed a siren speaker but tapping into them won't give you any control over the factory horn as the other ends are also likely not connected to anything. They are most likely left over from department specific equipment that the stock 9C1 wiring did not provide for but you would need to find where the wires go in order to have any more conclusive idea as to what they were used for.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:02 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

20SS07 wrote:
Actually a lot of times it's set up to run the siren on manual mode through the horn, in addition to having the normal controls. So the OP's car could have very well be set up in that manner.


Huh..I've been in a police car several times a week for two years and never once used this lol. My guess is a lot of the times its set up this way and other departments don't use it.

Come to think of it..I've never even hit the horn to see if it's like that or not, I just flip the siren switch on and off for that..probably a big fail on my part lol

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:05 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Huh..I've been in a police car several times a week for two years and never once used this lol. [/quote]

Kinda hard to hit the horn button from the back seat, huh? Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:42 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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20SS07 wrote:
Actually a lot of times it's set up to run the siren on manual mode through the horn, in addition to having the normal controls. So the OP's car could have very well be set up in that manner.


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Huh..I've been in a police car several times a week for two years and never once used this lol. [/quote]

Kinda hard to hit the horn button from the back seat, huh? Twisted Evil
Sorry, dude, it had to be said..... Wink[/quote]

Haha I am always in the front thank you very much lol

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:33 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I am not sure from the pics but the 2 wires you have pictured look like the wires that supply power to the battery hot post on the passenger side in the trunk. I cannot remember the exact color for the horn wires but all the police package wiring drops out of the bottom corner of the passenger side of the dash. There is a big relay you can hook into to use the horn to control the siren. Hopefully this helps. If you need more specific info let me know and I will dig out the manual and can send you the wire colors and sizes.
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