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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-30-2017, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Horn Replacement

For those who have replaced their 05 Elise horn, how the hell did you get to it? It seems that the oil cooler needs to be moved? Tried this weekend but stalled until I hear from those who've been down the road before....
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I got to mine by removing the wheel liner, but my car only has one oil cooler. I mounted a stiebel there. I have the liner off presently if you need a picture.

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Mine has 2 and the passenger side (us model) cooler is in the way I think. A picture would be great and confirm my assumption
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IIRC, I removed the front undertray to access horn. Not particularly difficult you'll find.

Oil cooler was not in way and therefore not moved.

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Under tray removal gets you to the horn but it's installed with a through bolt and nut on the other side....
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I wasn't able to access mine.
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Removed undertray and relocated the BMW sourced horns behind the center grill. There is only one horn installed by Lotus.
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While our cars may be different, I simply don't remember this being very hard. It was 10+ yrs ago, so I can note only that it was a bit uncomfortable.

I may have used the horn to unscrew the bolt. Wish I could be more helpful.

Maybe I used a thin open end wrench..?...

I showed a friend how to do this a few yrs ago. He has 0 skills in this area, but in under 30 minutes, he was done.

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I removed the front under tray and added a35 Amp relay and stebel horn as in picture.
The relay coil trigger is tapped into the original horn Pos side and the contact power side of the relay was tapped and fused from an alternative supply. that can handle the amps that the larger Horn needs
the original Lotus horn fuse and wiring is note rated for a larger horn like the Stebel,
I have an Exige so tapped of the front Battery Pos terminal under the front clam cover

When i just tap the horn button the original horn will give the original beep causul polite Im here
and a Loud WTF if button pressed for longer
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