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> 2013 Elantra GT "Alarm" Horn Replacement, (Video Before/After) No more dying duck!
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post Sep 22 2012, 01:17 AM
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It was embarrassing for me to hit my key remote twice to be notified that I locked my 2013 Elantra GT successfully. The horn beep that sounds was just too weak and sad sounding. This is my first Hyundai, so I started looking and noticed that the horn has been upgraded due to previous model year complaints. I didn't see how this was an upgrade, because it just didn't sound good to me! It was then I found out the main horn is completely different from the "alarm" horn, or the beep/notification you get when you lock your car with your remote, or when the alarm goes off.

After reading through posts, I decided to install the FIAMM 72112 Freeway Blaster Horn in place of my "alarm" horn. It's not perfect by any means...I wish it were a shorter "meep meep" instead of a "beeeeeeep". But it is a step up in my opinion from the original. For $20, I can't complain.



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post Sep 22 2012, 02:07 AM
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Much improved sound.

By what I'm hearing and remembering, your stock horn sounds exactly like my 2011's horn, which I also upgraded. If there was any factory upgrade, I can't hear it. Yeah, the weak sound is somewhat embarrassing.


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post Sep 22 2012, 02:15 AM
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I think they upgraded the steering wheel horn, because that sounds just fine. I should get a video of it compared to the alarm horn that I replaced so you can tell what the "real" stock horn sounds like.


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post Sep 22 2012, 08:28 AM
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I still need to go through my manual, but my car doesn't "beep" when I lock it, instead it "chirps." The normal locking/unlocking chirp that a lot of cars use. I wonder if different option packages have different settings?


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QUOTE (Alex2013GT @ Sep 22 2012, 08:28 AM) *
I still need to go through my manual, but my car doesn't "beep" when I lock it, instead it "chirps." The normal locking/unlocking chirp that a lot of cars use. I wonder if different option packages have different settings?


I believe if you have the Tech Package there might be a different alarm system?


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Yea, that is true. I guess that means no dying duck horn for me biggrin.gif


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Much better sound with the new horn.

Our 2012 Touring is different than the stock '13 GT's.
And sounds much better than the '04 GT's chirp we had.
Has a deeper horn than the '04 GT too.


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I like it!!!!


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QUOTE (wake83 @ Sep 22 2012, 09:44 AM) *
I believe if you have the Tech Package there might be a different alarm system?

Wake83, nice upgrade! Where is the alarm horn?

As Alex2013GT noted, there's just an electronic chirp on the tech package GT's when you lock the doors. However, we have to try setting off the alarm and see what happens, there must be a horn sounding then. Is it a separate horn like wake83 found out?

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post Sep 23 2012, 10:18 AM
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QUOTE (LeMeez @ Sep 23 2012, 07:19 AM) *
Wake83, nice upgrade! Where is the alarm horn?

As Alex2013GT noted, there's just an electronic chirp on the tech package GT's when you lock the doors. However, we have to try setting off the alarm and see what happens, there must be a horn sounding then. Is it a separate horn like wake83 found out?


Its under the hood on the passenger side, bolted toward the top and close to the firewall. You can't miss it, it's a little horn attached to a bracket that's bolted down, so the horn itself is out in the open.


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I'll check it out, as well as try to set it off, and see what happens on the GT with tech package.


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post Oct 2 2012, 10:13 AM
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Nice upgrade; thanks for sharing it.
My 2013 GT with Style package has the same "weak" horn as your GT had.
There are a few items that they have "gone cheap" with on the GT and slightly disappointing over my 2005 Tucson that I traded in.
I will order my replacement horn right away. It seems like an easy mod to do.
Thanks again.


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