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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
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Horn question

What's that little screw (that's partially backed out) on the back of the horn for?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 10:28 AM
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That screw is for the owner to screw up!


It is for adjusting the horn electrical connection IF the horn ever fails to honk properly.
Otherwise, the turning of that screw messes up the horn and you go buy a new one.


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I am assuming it is like other horns. The screw does adjust the horn - but not the electrics, but the gap between the metal plate and the energize/de-energize magnet that causes the plate to vibrate - thus creating the sound and the pitch. By adjusting the gap, you can get the horn pitch (and some loudness) to change. However, it can be touchy, as adjusting too far either way (too close a gap, or too big a gap) will cause the horn not to work.
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