I have a very mad belief that there’s a direct correlation between the quality of a car and the sound of a car horn. Get in a Fiat Cinquecento and sound the horn. You’re gonna hear a “meep”. However, get yourself in a big Merc and you’ll gear something a little meatier.
So, if your horn isn’t up to scratch, here’s something I tried yesterday (I think the coronavirus lockdown is getting to me). There’s a huge amount of caveats here, but I was bored and I’m running out of jobs.
Whilst filming another “in car smartphone review”, I found a relatively cheap way to pimp up your car horn. It involves a Bluetooth speaker and one of the random apps available on Google Play or iTunes which are filled with air horns, truck horns or some other noise sound.
If you were to do this properly, you would..
1 – Properly mount a Bluetooth speaker in the engine bay of your car, ensuring that you place it away from anything that is likely to leak, get hot or move.
2 – Connect the Bluetooth speaker to an “always on” power source to ensure it’s charged or powered up.
3 – Replace your horn “button” on your steering wheel with a Bluetooth activation which plays the sound.
I was literally just mucking about, so grabbed a Bluetooth speaker and filmed this.. It might at least give you some ideas if you’re struggling to find things to do on the lockdown 🙂
If I had my first car and I was 17 again, I’d definitely be doing this – just for a laugh. However, now I’ve got a grown-up car and more electronics and safety stuff to worry about, I don’t think I’ll be strapping anything in the engine bay.