Train Horn Kits can be a great way to customize your car. They have a unique sound that is louder than a typical horn and they can even increase the value of your car. There are several places to buy train horn kits and once you have purchased your train horn these simple tips will help ensure that it is installed properly.
Find the Right Spot
One of the key components of your train horn is the air pump. The air pump is one of the most important parts and it must be protected. Therefore you want to pick a spot that is not exposed to the elements. You do not want rain, snow or extreme heat to compromise your air pump. This means that it should not be placed too close to the engine either. Most train horn installations place the air pump in the trunk, behind or under the car seats, or even in the space tire compartment.
The air tank is another component that you will need to place correctly. Unlike the air pump, the air tank is much more versatile in terms of location. If you are installing in a truck then you can simply place the air pump in the bed of your truck. Other locations include under the car or inside the car, just about anywhere that there is room is a suitable place for your air tank.
Preventing and Fixing Leaks
One common problem during installation or after installation of a train horn is the presence of leaks. If you think that you have a leak you do not want to tighten your components, such as the fittings, gauge or switch. Doing this could lead you to strip the treads and cause further problems. The best way to solve a leak is to disassemble the leaking part and then add JBWELD to the area. This will seal the treads without stripping them. Then to reassemble you want to hand tighten everything to prevent stripping while creating a strong seal. The sealant will also help prevent leaks from happening and protecting the treads will also prevent leaks.
If you have installed your train horn and it sounds muffled then you want to make sure that there is not a leak anywhere in the components. If you cannot find a leak then dirt may have gotten into your diaphragm. This essential part ensures the loud clear sound of the train horn and it must be kept clean. Remove the diaphragm and clean completely with soap and water. Once clean you will need to reapply the silicone and then reinstall the component. This will provide you with the loud clear sound that you are looking for. You will need to clean the diaphragm at least every 12 months to ensure a good sound.
Following these steps will ensure that you have a great experience with your train horn and that it will last for years. Proper installation means quality sound and durability of the product.