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Has anyone noticed the Caliber's horn is extremely wimpy? My much smaller Stratus had a much more beefier horn to it, almost identical to the ram. Is there a way I can modify the sound of the current horn? Or Do i need to replace this one with a aftermarket one? Also, where is the horn at in the car anyhow?

Edit: According to goggling it, the horn is 6-8 in below the driver side (US) headlight.
 

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The horn is in the front fender, driver side.

You can see it here as the little black round thing right under the headlight:



You could put some kind of resonance chamber around it to alter the sound but that would be illegal in most areas. You might as well just change it to a different one.

One weird thing is that the factory horn faces the frame )inward) rather than blowing out towards the front.

Maybe just remounting the horn to face forward could make it louder.
 

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I'm not really aiming for louder... More or less deeper. You didn't go and take your car apart to show me this did you? haha
 

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No. It's a file photo for when I did my headlights.
 

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My horn crapped out before and had the dealership replace it while still under warranty. I'm pretty sure to access it they didn't have to take apart half the car though.....
 

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I did mention that photo was part of a headlight job.

You can access the horn by (optionally) removing the front left (driver's) wheel and wheel well liner.
 

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ok thanks for the tp. how hard is it to remove the wheel well liner?
 

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It's in the service manual.

Too lazy? Here's a small booklet I had prepared for the headlight job. The first page is how to remove the wheel well.

It's straight-forward.
 

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thanks for the info!
 

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Hahaha I agree with the horn sounding kinda sad. But you should hear my dads F-150 his horn sounds like a joke. Not anything like a truck should sound. If you find aftermarket horns make sure you share em. :)
 

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I think I will just have to install an aftermarket air horn, the Caliber horn is so weak.
 

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No I don't, but I have a shipping address in the USA I can use to ship to and pick it up. How hard is it to install I wonder?
 

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I like the caliber horn.....you ever hear the old school Volkswagen beetle horn ??? it's my other vehicle.... it goes Meep meep....talk about a whimpy horn...
 

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No I don't, but I have a shipping address in the USA I can use to ship to and pick it up. How hard is it to install I wonder?
The only problem you may have is with the TIPM. It may require using a relay to make it happy.
 

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TIPM??? what is that?
 
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