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Updated or defective Horn?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by bmc, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. bmc

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    I have a 70D, production date 8/2015.
    The horn I have is a single tone instead of a dual tone. To me, it sounds a bit weak.

    It sounds like in the past the horn has been a standard dual tone horn. Can anyone else with a recent build confirm that this is an update or is mine defective?

    I found a youtube clip:
    Tesla Test Drive - YouTube

    My horn definitely doesn't sound like that.
     
  2. AmpedRealtor

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    Can you post a clip of what your horn does sound like?
     
  3. MsElectric

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    Post a clip for us. Given I'd expect them to source a good quality two-tone horn.

    A loud and authoritative horn is a huge safety feature. I've avoided accidents by using the horn at the right time to let someone know there is another car where they intend to be...
     
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    Make sure you got no water in. Mine sounded like a rooster screaming under water and had to be replaced.
     
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    Now that I would like to hear!
     
  6. bmc

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    #6 bmc, Aug 29, 2015
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    Mines not quite a rooster screaming under water. Also, it's been like this since day 1.

     
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    #7 hipringles, Aug 29, 2015
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    LOL. this caught me off guard.

    Call your SC and say it sounds like ****. They will take care of you
     
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    #8 taurusking, Aug 30, 2015
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    You have exactly the same problem I had with my car...I felt embarrassed to honk because it sounded so weird...Call your service center and they will replace it.

    Cut and Paste from Tesla service invoice:


    Concern: Customer noted that the horn does not work

    Pay Type: Warranty

    Corrections: Exterior Lights & Lamp; Horn General Diagnosis: Horn is inoperative, driver side, low tone.Corrrections: HornDrivers side horn inoperative. replaced horn. operating as designed.

    Part Quantity HORN - ELECTRICAL, 12V, 410 Hz (1024910-00-C)
     
  9. MsElectric

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    #9 MsElectric, Aug 30, 2015
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    On the plus side, if you ever want to start selling ice cream... :tongue:

    Yeah, get them to fix that!
     
  10. bmc

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    I'm glad that it is defective and that it isn't actually supposed to sound that way.

    Thanks everyone, I'll call the service center tomorrow.
     

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