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I wanted something louder than the stock horn in my van. At highway speeds, the wind kills whatever beep the thing produces. I sourced out a high/low note horn set on ebay from a stateside seller. I am sure the UK crowd will find the same horns located locally. The price paid was about $35 delivered. Total installation time took me about an hour which included making up my own wiring harness with some leftover plastic loom from another car project.


This is basically a straight forward installation. The plastic grille has four push pin fasteners along the top side just forward of the hood/bonnet release catch. use a small screwdriver to pop up the center pin and then pull the entire pin and holder out. The bottom of the grille is held on with plastic snap through holes formed into the front bumper. You can reach behind and push down on the grille's retaining plastic clip much like an electrical connector and pull the grille out. The removal process took me about 1 minute with no previous knowledge.

Once the grille is removed, you will see a tiny puny disc horn. There are holes pre-punched in the steel to install your new horns. I tapped into the stock horn harness and created a second set of taps for the new second horn. From there, I wrapped the wiring in black tape and set plastic wire loom over it to match the factory harness. It all looks factory.

The sound is far superior over the cheap horn previously there. I feel confident that if needed, other stupid and careless motorists transgressing improperly into my travel lane will be made aware I am occupying the same spot they are trying to take.



Here is the boxed up horn kit. (grille removed)






New horns mounted up and getting prepped for wiring. (the old horn is laying on top of the radiator support...Notice the minuscule size!)





Closeup of second horn wired up and tapped to first horn stock harness. I soldered the tap and wrapped with black tape as well as added the plastic wire loom as protection.







Grille reinstalled. Please keep in mind that the new horns are larger in diameter and to keep them from making contact with the plastic surrounds including the grille itself. There is plenty of room.




 

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Top marks for this post TZ! I have looked at doing this also, on the dci version We have a inlet/induction pipe on the right hand side which I am trying to get a different angle.

But your horns are much more compact than the one I purchased so you have given me a plan and I thank you for that!
 

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Top marks for this post TZ! I have looked at doing this also, on the dci version We have a inlet/induction pipe on the right hand side which I am trying to get a different angle.

But your horns are much more compact than the one I purchased so you have given me a plan and I thank you for that!

On the gas engine models, there is also an induction pipe on the right hand side however the horns do not block the airflow. There is still plenty of space behind the second (added on horn) to allow air in. I also noticed the grille on the U.S. version does not have air holes through the right side of the grille leading to the induction pipe. I imagine that to be the case to keep blown in rain water from hydro-locking the engine.

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I looked at the Sick Speed webpage. When I typed in the make and model 2014 NV200, it indicated not compatable. I assume that is BS. Can you provide the specific model number of the speakers you installed.
 

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I bought them through eBay. Do a search of nv200 on ebay and peruse through the list. I do not have the box anymore. These horns are for the most part, universal.
 

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I ordered a pair of the Sick Speed horns last night. I'll provide an update when installed.

I have the "chromed" grill. My plan is to remove it and paint it with Plastidip to match the body color. Plastidip is the vinyl plastic stuff you can dip tool handles in to provide electrical insulation. It is very robust stuff. It is now available in spray cans. My van is black and I prefer the matching monochrome look.

I still have not located wheels to my liking. If I could special order and cost were no object I'd like a set of the old 60's style Craeger Super Sport wheels the exact size as the current NV-200 factory wheels. My second choice would be plain steel wheels with "baby moon" hubcaps. Also the "baby moons" are a 60's era look.

And FYI, I have been tracking my milage since purchase. With 2000 miles on the odometer, I'm averaging about 22.5 mpg. I expected a bit better. I drive mostly open highway at 60-65 mph.
 
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