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Old 04-03-2014, 07:25 AM   #1
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2014 jku horn- must press hard

Is there any way to make the horn a little more sensitive for a quick beep rather than a long honk? It just seems a little unreasonable that I have to lay down a big honk every time I use it. I know it's primarily there to be used as a warning device or safety mechanism, but I can't even give a quick beep to wave at my neighbor.
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If you only push on the top part you can make it do a quick beep. It hard to do it in a moments notice. I don't know a way to change out the springs. The airbag is under there so I'm not sure if I'd want to mess with it

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Old 04-03-2014, 10:11 AM   #3
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I have this same problem, and I think it's this way with most vehicles these day. I've even thought about rigging my own little button on the dash just for the times I just wanna beep-beep someone.
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I did try the top of the horn.. It is a little easier but not a quick beep to alert a driver in front if me (who hasn't moved yet when the light turned green)- without it making it seem that I am aggressive.

I would like to be able to give the quick 'toto' that the door lock or remote start notification makes.

My 2011 durango is not as bad as the wrangler
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:58 AM   #5
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I could be wrong but I think the horn runs through a relay thus the delay and inability to make repetitious beeps.
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Old 04-05-2014, 01:11 PM   #6
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The horn on my 10 works fine. I can do a long beep, short beep, multiple beeps, no problem.
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Old 04-05-2014, 02:56 PM   #7
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it will soften, just wait until you hit 10-15k miles..
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:16 PM   #8
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it will soften, just wait until you hit 10-15k miles..
How does mileage impact the horn softening? I only use it as a warning instrument- and it's seldom my used.
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I could be wrong but I think the horn runs through a relay thus the delay and inability to make repetitious beeps.
This. Also has a little delay from the time its depressed until the time it goes off. Real annoying lol
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I'm ok with a slight delay with the relay- just loke the stupid high beam switch. But it's activating the horn. I can pound on the horn as if I were pounding my fist on a desk- and the horn doesmt beep. I may just figure out how to run the horn off of a separate wire/switch so I can have a simple beep-beep when I want. Again my 2011 durango is nowhere near this difficult
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:21 AM   #11
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My 2010 has the same problem. It's either full horn or none at all.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:51 AM   #12
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Stock horn "blows." Only use my KLEINN now
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:04 AM   #13
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The horn on the 2014 (maybe 2013 too?) has changed. There are two horn and they are different that the old one I had on my 2012. Sadly, one basically blows into the cab even though it points downwards near the wheel well. The problem mentioned above, still exists when blowing the horn. Seems like that spring is too stiff. I may have to get a bicycle bell or a squeeze horn.
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:43 AM   #14
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Yeah, my 2014 JKU is about 3 weeks old. Never used the horn before reading this so i tried it during the week-end and yes, you must press hard !!!
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I could be wrong but I think the horn runs through a relay thus the delay and inability to make repetitious beeps.
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Old 01-02-2016, 12:34 PM   #16
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Thread revival for those who can stand the sound of the JK horn. Installed a set of PIAA 400 and 500hz horns and what a difference. Still has the delay but now it sounds like a Jeep instead of a dying donkey.
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I noticed the delay on my Jeep horn recently and then came across this thread while searching to see if it was an issue with my system or a common problem. Now that I know it is annoying issue with the JK's from around 2012 on, has anyone found a fix to the factory setup without having to run the horn from a dash mounted button? Thanks!
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Bump, wondering about the horn delay fix as well, it's a very real safety concern. I nearly T-boned someone when they were pulling out of their driveway without looking this morning (sigh), and that half-second delay doesn't sound like much but I can see it making a very big difference in sudden situations like that.
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Bump, wondering about the horn delay fix as well, it's a very real safety concern. I nearly T-boned someone when they were pulling out of their driveway without looking this morning (sigh), and that half-second delay doesn't sound like much but I can see it making a very big difference in sudden situations like that.
I feel the same way, it's a safety issue. My '13 has done it from day one... working as designed is the shop response.

I made a safety complaint here and you should too. Perhaps if the thousands of us that feel likewise all reported this issue, something would get done...

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/

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