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dougiedude
08-03-2014, 11:11 PM
Has anyone replaced their horn with one that can more reliably say, 'HERE I AM!'

I do believe that the ST deserves something more distinctive, and in line with it's performance intentions...

In the past, I've used the 'Stebel Nautilus', a beautiful, and loud-sounding two-tone (same as the 'Griot's Garage Italian Air Horn') to replace the generic one in three of my cars: my Mazda Miata, Lotus Elise, and Honda Element to very nice effect.

Would I be the first? I'm no electronics whiz by any stretch, so any help on doing this would be greatly appreciated!!

MOFiST
08-04-2014, 03:54 AM
Man you should hear the Mazdaspeed 3 horn. That blows in comparison. I wonder if US and Euro fists have the same horn. I actually like my horn.

D1JL
08-04-2014, 05:07 AM
I don't think I have ever used the horn since I have owned the car.
My last car was the '11 Fiesta SES and it only has one horn where as the ST has dual.


Dave

westcoaST
08-04-2014, 08:54 AM
I used the sickspeed horns on my Mustang. These mount behind the grille. They come in handy when the horn is part of your car alarm. You can really hear these horns, Kind of like the Hella horns. I'm thinking of replacing my horns in my FiST. They are located under the passenger side head lamp housing.

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z433/Frank_P_Reyes/body/DSCN4819.jpg

dougiedude
08-04-2014, 08:54 AM
Man you should hear the Mazdaspeed 3 horn. That blows in comparison. I wonder if US and Euro fists have the same horn. I actually like my horn.

I felt the same way with my Lotus Elise. It had a very wimpy horn. But now it's more in tune to its driving character...[hatchet]

dougiedude
08-04-2014, 09:00 AM
I used the sickspeed horns on my Mustang. These mount behind the grille. They come in handy when the horn is part of your car alarm. You can really hear these horns, Kind of like the Hella horns. I'm thinking of replacing my horns in my FiST. They are located under the passenger side head lamp housing.

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z433/Frank_P_Reyes/body/DSCN4819.jpg

Awesome! Please post here if you figure out how to get it done... I just want to make sure I don't mess anything up by putting in the 'Stebel', so I could use some guidance as far as wiring/voltage concerns.

Mr. Electrically Inept

westcoaST
08-04-2014, 10:06 AM
Here is some info from ebay on these horns.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2PC-BLUE-SUPER-LOUD-GRILLE-MOUNT-COMPACT-ELECTRIC-BLAST-TONE-HORN-KIT-FOR-12V-E-/321423173844?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4ad65068d4&vxp=mtr

and here is some info on youtube, different horns and car, but the principle is the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbiD9YRjlFU

If you replace your existing horns, it should be plug and play. You may need to create a negative post to ground wire, as shown in the youtube video, though. Especially if you mount these horns where the OEMs were.

dougiedude
08-04-2014, 02:00 PM
If you replace your existing horns, it should be plug and play. You may need to create a negative post to ground wire, as shown in the youtube video, though. Especially if you mount these horns where the OEMs were.

I like the compactness of the Stebel. I'm hoping it will fit near the factory horn, which I'm little bit unsure of its location. Is it here in the photo which is looking at the side wall behind the passenger headlight assembly?

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/05/u4a4eqes.jpg

westcoaST
08-05-2014, 07:38 AM
You need to remove the passenger side head light. The horn is under the headlight. Give the sickspeed horns a chance. They are very loud and don't suffer from water damage when wet. Looks like the Stebel will definitely fit. I would add a relay. A relay is not needed with the sickspeed horns. Check out a sound clip on youtube. These suckers are very loud.

dougiedude
08-05-2014, 06:09 PM
You need to remove the passenger side head light. The horn is under the headlight. Give the sickspeed horns a chance. They are very loud and don't suffer from water damage when wet. Looks like the Stebel will definitely fit. I would add a relay. A relay is not needed with the sickspeed horns. Check out a sound clip on youtube. These suckers are very loud.

Thanks, great info... I think I may wait until someone has done this with the ST before taking it on...

JPGC
08-07-2014, 08:19 PM
Dang, I thought the factory horn on this car was pretty good. Especially for the size of the car. It's one of the loudest factory horns that I have had.

stuntdoogie
08-16-2014, 05:35 AM
I like the Factory horn. Way better than all my previous honda horns.

iso100
08-16-2014, 07:41 AM
I like the Factory horn. Way better than all my previous honda horns.

I'm with you on this. The prior owner of my XR4Ti installed dual air horns and they sound like ass. You have to hold the button down and wait for them to get going. Makes it impossible to just give a quick beep or tone.

stuntdoogie
08-16-2014, 08:33 AM
Ive always replaced my horns with Hella Horns but might hold for this car. Just wish the horn was a button instead of the whole center of the steering wheel. Its such an inconvenience to press lightly.

hatched91
11-16-2014, 10:48 PM
Coming from the Subaru world, we all used Hella Supertones horns. I saved my kit (2X horns/mounting bracket/relays/wiring) to use...but the factory horns don't seem to be bad.

GreGGo
05-05-2015, 12:25 PM
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/05/eec1470014c9f335de92dc05fcb150ec.jpg

Hella Supertones behind the grill.

Not my car, BTW.

Boro
05-05-2015, 02:58 PM
Hella Supertones behind the grill.

Not my car, BTW.

Looks pretty sweet, surely sounds good too.

I came from a single-tone SES fiesta so the ST's horn sounds great to me, haha. At one time I'm sure my first thought would have been 'Put one of those train horns in it like a diesel truck.'

GateCityRadio
07-28-2015, 01:15 PM
Sorry to bump an old thread, but has anybody here installed the hella super tones? I see the picture but I was wondering what was actually needed besides what comes with the normal kit. Like what is needed to move the mounting location to the grille, etc etc.

https://d3l7o6d7rrzy29.cloudfront.net/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/fda82b21aeaf2fd22f2725bae7fc7ba8/b/l/blue_1_1_4.jpg
I really want these blue ones.

FiestaST1
09-12-2015, 08:56 AM
I installed mine just simply using the stock connection. I made a harness to extend from the factory location to the bumper beam behind the grille. I re bent the stock bracket to mount my Hellas. Hardest part of the whole thing was removing the bumper cover.

GateCityRadio
09-12-2015, 09:09 AM
I'll be installing mine at the same time as my intercooler so the bumper cover will be off already. I'll be posting a write up whenever I get to putting the horns on. Hoping the bracket for the intercooler will be here today and the weather holds up so I can get moving on it.

BoostBumps
09-13-2015, 10:21 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUBBGxyAN4M

rastok
10-06-2015, 07:20 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUBBGxyAN4M

Yupp!! http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m587/kev_leblanc/0EAE63AF-3117-490A-80B1-6665F58D4D67_zpstwgnoumh.jpg (http://s1133.photobucket.com/user/kev_leblanc/media/0EAE63AF-3117-490A-80B1-6665F58D4D67_zpstwgnoumh.jpg.html)

dyn085
10-20-2015, 07:33 PM
Added weight, reduced performance, lol.

15pbfist
12-18-2015, 11:36 AM
Hella super tone horns super easy order on Amazon make a little bracket then boom loud ass horns

bodytech
12-18-2015, 12:51 PM
Hella super tone horns super easy order on Amazon make a little bracket then boom loud ass horns


Which front lip is that ? If you don't mind me asking.

daloonie
12-18-2015, 01:22 PM
I have been contemplating using a Denali Soundbomb. Compact as the Stebel Nautilus Compact, but should be sturdier.

15pbfist
12-18-2015, 03:02 PM
Which front lip is that ? If you don't mind me asking.

Triple r

15pbfist
12-18-2015, 03:05 PM
I have been contemplating using a Denali Soundbomb. Compact as the Stebel Nautilus Compact, but should be sturdier.

I did mine so it will also look good just sent them off to powder coat to match everything else it makes the offset go away in the front I put them so it doesn't block any air flow to the rad

Vince62
12-19-2015, 01:45 AM
Horn is fine on the Fist.It's my 2011 Fiesta S that doesn't work at all.Was at my last prepaid service and told them it wasn't working and they said that's $138 to diagnose what's wrong.Are you shiting me I said I'll check the fuses myself thanks.

Joe Schmoe
12-19-2015, 02:30 AM
The ST horn is so good I bought one off a wrecked ST to replace the meep-meep horn on my other car. That damn funny harness it comes with is the only thing that's kept me from installing it.

15pbfist
12-19-2015, 04:47 AM
The 2 wire plug lol

Sil3nt611
12-19-2015, 09:21 AM
The stock horn seems loud enough to me. I try not to use it often anyway. Mostly just to tell someone to get off their phone when they're sitting at a green light.

RavynX
01-05-2016, 05:49 PM
The ST horn is so good I bought one off a wrecked ST to replace the meep-meep horn on my other car. That damn funny harness it comes with is the only thing that's kept me from installing it.

That was my same thought but you can purchase it from Motorcraft or a generic one from a local auto store. I'm still looking for a Fiesta ST (or 2014+ Fiesta base model) horn. I've found a Focus ST which has a different part number. I've seen youtube videos for both and it's hard to make out a sound difference because of different environments and recording devices. I'm looking to replace the junky air-horns on my wife's Miata installed by the previous owner.

Connector Part #: Motorcraft WPT-1051

Also try this:
Echlin Ignition Parts
ECH EC264
http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/CatalogItemDetail.aspx/Horn-Connector/_/R-ECHEC264_0334582372

Gone in 60
01-05-2016, 06:05 PM
I always put a set of quad-tone Cadillac horns on my cars. Sounds like a train. I run two relays for all four horns.

They are getting harder to find in wrecking yards. Some Buick Park Avenues and Olds 98s had them in the 80s as well.

Joe Schmoe
01-06-2016, 06:48 AM
I'm looking to replace the junky air-horns on my wife's Miata installed by the previous owner.

Connector Part #: Motorcraft WPT-1051

Also try this:
Echlin Ignition Parts
ECH EC264
http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/CatalogItemDetail.aspx/Horn-Connector/_/R-ECHEC264_0334582372
Awesome find! Thanks! Coincidentally this is to replace the horn on my Miata as well. Those euro-sounding air horns are a little too nancy for me...like I should be wearing driving gloves and a scarf lol. I'm not down with that [unsurelaugh]

EDIT: ordered this much cheaper off ebay. Received and confirmed - it is the correct connector.

Pat B.
06-14-2016, 03:04 AM
Man you should hear the Mazdaspeed 3 horn. That blows in comparison. I wonder if US and Euro fists have the same horn. I actually like my horn.

Brooo , I had a 2010 speed3 damn horn sounded like you stepped on a Chihuahua's paw. I would be embarrassed to use it haha It was ridiculous. The FiST horn seems the same as the one in my tundra. Which is good lol

ShadowST
07-05-2016, 04:55 PM
Man you should hear the Mazdaspeed 3 horn. That blows in comparison. I wonder if US and Euro fists have the same horn. I actually like my horn.


Brooo , I had a 2010 speed3 damn horn sounded like you stepped on a Chihuahua's paw. I would be embarrassed to use it haha It was ridiculous. The FiST horn seems the same as the one in my tundra. Which is good lol

I am happy the the for for the same reason as you two, just came from a '10 Mazdaspeed 3 and it was really sad, especially if it was wet... it would squeak.

neeqness
11-19-2016, 04:29 PM
I don't know any of the details but I remember my Fiesta S having a very loud horn. Nothing fancy or gimmicky, just very loud. So much so that I hated accidently hitting the lock button twice. It was loud enough that anyone in the vicinity would noticeably jump whenever it went off.

I was happy that the ST was much more reasonable but for those of you who prefer more punch, maybe the base Fiesta S (2014) horn will fit the bill...assuming that the horn on my previous Fiesta wasn't a fluke.

The main down side is that you couldn't just beep at someone. It was so sensitive that just tapping it would cause it to blast. Always gave wrong impressions when I just wanted to give someone a headsup. Good news was that on the road, people would usually just look around thinking it was another car...apparently assuming it couldn't have come from my tiny fiesta, lol.


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Hellboy's_Fist
01-20-2017, 07:05 AM
In retrospect I should have just done it when I put in my DHM Race intercooler since I had to take all of that crap off. I even looked at it an wondered if I should go to the
parts store by my house and decided no since I was doing a full stage 3 all at once.

joesiris
01-25-2017, 05:57 PM
Yupp!! http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m587/kev_leblanc/0EAE63AF-3117-490A-80B1-6665F58D4D67_zpstwgnoumh.jpg (http://s1133.photobucket.com/user/kev_leblanc/media/0EAE63AF-3117-490A-80B1-6665F58D4D67_zpstwgnoumh.jpg.html)

just wondering...did you install with a relay or did you use the method in the you tube vid earlier in this thread... honestly I don't even use my horn, and could care less what it sounds like, but I super dig the way it looks, I have a magnetic fist and the red would set the front of the car off

slopoke
03-09-2018, 11:41 PM
Ordered two sets of Hella Twin Sharp Tones. One is for my wifes Civic, the other is for the Fiesta. Have not installed them in the Fiesta, but today I installed a set into the Civic. Nice and loud. A relay is a must. I plan on installing them into the Fiesta when my Intercooler goes in. They were $18.00 for just the horns, $25.00 includes a relay.

If you have not ever wired a set of horns up.

1) If your factory installed horns have both negative and positive wires, tapping off of the positive terminal of the one of the stock horn wires, run a length wire that will reach the relay, run the positive to one side of the coil relay. You can run the negative power to the relay two ways. 1, find a bolt or screw with a good ground and run a wire from this to the negative side of the relay coil. Or connect the negative wire that went to the factory installed horn wire to the relay. This will trigger the relay when you press the horn button on the steering wheel. My wifes civic had only one wire going to it, it was the positive side. The horn bracket was the ground side. If this is the way the Fiesta is, run the positive wire to the coil side of the relay and for the negative side, just run a wire from the relay to a ring connector and attach it to a nearby bolt or screw that has a good ground

2) Tap a positive power source, battery or accessory off of the fuse box. If you go from the battery, splice in a fuse holder and a 5 amp fuse. Use that to go to each of the horns. Just run one wire and make a "Y" tap at the end, to plug into each horn.

3) Find a screw or bolt with a good ground nearby the horn location and using a ring connector with two wires, run them to the other connector on the horn.

4) Use a 3/8 plastic split conduit to protect the wire runs and zip tie the harness securely. Piece of cake.

gertbfrobe
04-16-2018, 11:51 PM
Anyone have any insight as to mounting supertones in the grill. I was hoping to possibly utilize the two holes I circled in the photo. Does anyone know if there is room behind this support to run a bolt through these holes? If not has anyone utilized the crash bar?I was hoping to not have to remove the bumper any more than I have to so hopefully someone can chime in.

https://image.ibb.co/hZzzBn/fiesta2.png (https://imgbb.com/)