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For those CRV owners like me who can't stand the wimpy "MEEP MEEP" roadrunner horn(s) Honda installed - it is very easy to change! College Hills offers a horn upgrade kit with everything you need - plug and play no wire cutting/splicing (https://www.collegehillshonda.com/product/85114KIT.html). I installed them today and it was pretty easy - took about 20 minutes. Now the car horn sounds like a real car - not a toy car.

Frankly, I can't understand why Honda puts those cheap, embarrassing sounding horns in any of their cars! I'm guessing you can buy the needed parts separately for less than the ~$70 College Hills charges - but it was sure convenient to have it all come together in one box. I've attached a picture of my installed horns.

NOTE: After comparing my installed pic to the one on the College Hills website I realized I mounted my brackets above/on top of the mounting holes - not under the mounting holes. Didn't seem to make a difference. The other thing I did is I used lock washers with the mounting nuts to (hopefully) prevent them from loosening over time. Also my picture shows one of the two original horns still installed (right side behind new horn). After taking the picture I decided to remove it since I had to remove the left side original horn to fit the new one in on the left side. The new horns don't mount in exactly the same place as the old ones - but are adjacent to where the old ones are/were.

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Do you live in an area where people honk at each other often? I ask because where I am it is very unusual for someone to honk at someone else, but in places like Chicago each time a stop light turns green it seems like half of the drivers behind the lead car start to lay onto it.

I stayed at a cheap hotel in Chicago once and had to listen to that all night long outside of my window. It was pretty annoying, but also kind of funny to think of how something like that can be so culturally different from one part of the country to another.
 

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Does the top cover fir back on when horns installed thsi way?
Other threads on this. I installed the College Hills setup. Expensive but nice to have all the parts and no splicing. I attached what the finished install looks like. The 2 black bolts that mount the horns fit through the rear cover holes. For some reason my pictures post upside down.
 

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Do you live in an area where people honk at each other often? I ask because where I am it is very unusual for someone to honk at someone else, but in places like Chicago each time a stop light turns green it seems like half of the drivers behind the lead car start to lay onto it.
Fortunately, no excessive honking in my suburb. I first realized how pathetic my CRV's horn was several weeks back when an oncoming car started to make a left turn across my path. I had to slam on the breaks so hard that the antilocks engaged on the dry pavement. Only after I stopped short by about 3 feet did I lay on the horn to show my severe annoyance at their boneheaded move. The Meep Meep horn was not satisfying in that situation! :) The other time I used it was to say hello to a friend I saw on the street - and again the Meep Meep just sounded so pathetic. I wasn't losing sleep over it - but was happy when I learned how easy it was to change.
 

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Yes. However I did use a sharp knife to slightly enlarge the two holes in the black cover to accommodate the horn bolt heads (i.e. so the cover went around the bolt heads instead of resting on top of them).
 

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can you take a picture of the instructions? I am particularly interested in how the wiring is done. how / where the provided wiring is attached to the car.
 

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can you take a picture of the instructions? I am particularly interested in how the wiring is done. how / where the provided wiring is attached to the car.
The college hill honda website has instructions, but their setup is plug and play more or less.
 

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I looked but no installation instructions. I was thinking of just buying the wiring and get my own horn (maybe i just need one horn).
 

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can you take a picture of the instructions? I am particularly interested in how the wiring is done. how / where the provided wiring is attached to the car.
No instructions came with it but apparently there are some on the College Hills Honda website. HERE ARE MINE: You simply remove the plastic cover piece that is over the radiator/hood latch area by removing the 8 plastic pin fasteners (use a screwdriver to pry the center posts up in each fastener then the fasteners will pull right out). Unscrew the bolts holding each of the two original horns in place, disconnect each horn's wires by unplugging them from the wire sockets (it will be obvious). Then bolt the replacement horns in as shown in my picture (they mount through two of the holes previously used with the plastic pin fasteners that hold the cover on. Plug the wire adaptors that come with the upgrade kit into the wire sockets and then connect each to the horn terminals (slide on connectors). Test the horns. Reinstall the plastic cover using 6 of the 8 fasteners you removed when taking it off. Take your time and it shouldn't take more than 30 minutes or so. Once you've done it you'd be able to do it again in about 10 minutes - it's that easy!
 

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I looked but no installation instructions. I was thinking of just buying the wiring and get my own horn (maybe i just need one horn).
I think you want the dual horn (each is a different note). YOu can buy the honda wiring adaptors separately and probably find the horn at amazon for less. The convenience of knowing EVERYTHING I needed was in the box was worth the extra cost for me.
 

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We have several old threads with lots of pictures on the forum. If you search around you can see what horns others have used. I personally bought the adapters from College Hill but I cant remember the model horns I put in, I got them on Amazon. I know they are dual tone and about twice as loud as the stock horns yet are the same size.

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We have several old threads with lots of pictures on the forum. If you search around you can see what horns others have used. I personally bought the adapters from College Hill but I cant remember the model horns I put in, I got them on Amazon. I know they are dual tone and about twice as loud as the stock horns yet are the same size.

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I use these and I spliced them in. They are great and fit stock mounting with cover - lots of pictures attached.
https://www.crvownersclub.com/forum...168914-2017-gen5-horn-info-install-guide.html

Wonder if I got the model from you... I found them on here, prior to college hills coming out with adapters.

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I installed these after a driver did not stop turning into my lane even with my horn blaring. My CR-V was a few month old and I thought I was going to be taking it to a body shop.
 

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Does the new horn effect the door lock sound? Living near the university we use our horn practically every day so I'd like something louder but not if it's going to attract more attention when locking the car from outside.
 

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Does the new horn effect the door lock sound? Living near the university we use our horn practically every day so I'd like something louder but not if it's going to attract more attention when locking the car from outside.
That is a chirp that does not come from the horns.
 

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I use these and I spliced them in. They are great and fit stock mounting with cover - lots of pictures attached.
https://www.crvownersclub.com/forum...168914-2017-gen5-horn-info-install-guide.html

Wonder if I got the model from you... I found them on here, prior to college hills coming out with adapters.

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thank you, i just ordered the adaptor from College Hill, now I am pretty confident going into the project. Don't want to mess up wifees CRV.
 

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