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Old 05-04-2014, 07:54 AM
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Horn filled with water

Every time i hit water in my JK it goes straight into the horn making it sound like the horn is going out, but taking the horn out and letting it air dry for a couple weeks gets the water out. Is there a quick fix I'm missing to prevent this from happening?

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This has happened to me too. I take mine off and blow it out and its good in a day or two. Been looking around for something waterproof but haven't found anything I like.

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Would it be possible to flip the horn so that the opening is facing down so the water drains back out naturally?
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Would it be possible to flip the horn so that the opening is facing down so the water drains back out naturally?
The problem is that it is facing downward, but it is a snail shape horn so the water splashes around and can't get out, there is no way to reposition the horn.
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If your horn is mounted where mine is, in front of the master cylinder even with the top edge of the front fender, and you're hitting water hard enough and fast enough to essentially hydro-lock your horn then this is just going to be the beginning of your problems.

If you haven't put in a cut-out switch for your fan you might think about doing so and you might also want to consider a snorkel.

Rotating the horn so that it faces "left" or toward the drivers front fender might get the opening out of the "splash zone".
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The problem is that it is facing downward, but it is a snail shape horn so the water splashes around and can't get out, there is no way to reposition the horn.
Yep, I went through this too.
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Took the horn out and used the air compressor to dry it out, guess this is just going to have to become normal maintenance
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Stetson,

How does your air cleaner look? Any trace of muddy water in your airbox or intake tube?

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Stetson, How does your air cleaner look? Any trace of muddy water in your airbox or intake tube? K
Pretty dusty but other than that nothing
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I am just fitting a small single stage air horn to mine, each time I go puddle hopping the horn keeps drowning, it will refuse to work until it dries out

The airhorn kit was only like AUD $21
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Pretty dusty but other than that nothing
Very good, glad to hear there was no water trace in there. Hitting water fast and/or can be very detrimental. Do you have a fan cut-out yet?
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Very good, glad to hear there was no water trace in there. Hitting water fast and/or can be very detrimental. Do you have a fan cut-out yet?
Not yet, hopefully will get that done soon though

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