Re: [DML] RE: Louder Horns for DMC...one more question.
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Re: [DML] RE: Louder Horns for DMC...one more question.



Alex,
Keep in mind there are other accessories on that fuse. So the wiring to the 
horns may only be rated for the stock ones. The D's wiring wasn't designed 
very well, so it would be possible to overload the horn circuit and not 
blow a fuse. Sure if you shorted it, the overload would be short enough not 
to damage the wiring much before the fuse blows. But if you run say 15-19 
amps through the horn wiring, it may melt. Where exactly, I can't say.

The whole point to using a relay is that the horn circuit now only powers 
the relay coil (uses just a fraction of an amp). The horns then get their 
power from that new wire that you run from the battery. This wire should be 
heavier gauge and be able to support the current demands. The relay then 
switches the current on and off to the new horns when you press the horn 
button.

With the horns being a safety device, you don't want to risk using the 
stock wiring with horns that demand more current. A properly wired relay 
will make the louder horns perform well and be reliable in a D.

Chris
VIN 4099

At 05:28 AM 1/11/2006 +0000, you wrote:
>Thanks for the detailed info.  I have one more question though.  I have
>heard that its possible to melt your stock wire with a louder horn.  If you
>buy a new horn that   draws 15 amps and the delorean has a 20 amp fuse in
>the fuse box for the horns than how are people melting the horn wires?
>Shouldn't the fuse blow way before the wire melts?  I am assuming they are
>not running a horn that pulls more than 15-20 amps.
>
>Secondly, where do you presume the wires are melting?  Before (from fuse box
>to switch) or after (horn switch to horn) the horn switch?
>-Alex





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