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Old 01-07-2006, 04:59 PM   #1
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Default [FAQ] How to wire up your horn on an aftermarket wheel on an EG!

I've noticed a lot of these threads going around, and a lot of misinformation, or just lack information period. The hardest part about this for me was finding which wire was the horn wire. I did this on my EJ1 ('94 Civic coupe), this may or may not be the same for your Del Sol/EK chassis.

Tools needed:

-Philips screwdriver.
-10mm socket w/ extension.
-Speaker wire.
-Male/Female connectors.
-Small strip of metal.
-Multimeter.

Let's start by removing the kick panel under your steering wheel. Remove these 3 screws as shown here. We'll also want to disconnect our battery as well.



Next, get your head by your pedals and remove these two 10mm bolts that hold the metal peice that spans under your steering column.




Remember when you installed your aftermarket wheel and you had to remove that SRS cable reel? The part where the SRS cable reel connected to the SRS wire loom, that's where we're going to find our horn wire. This is where were going to want to use our multimeter to find which wire is hot.

The horn wire is ALWAYS going to be hot. Basically how your OEM horn works, is when one of the horn buttons is pressed it simply makes a ground to complete the circuit and it sounds your horn. This is what were going to accomplish here. Please excuse the shitty picture.

My SRS cable loom had 5 wires, your's may have 4 depending on if you have a DX/CX etc. My horn wire was located on the very far left side of my SRS cable loom. Make sure you find the correct wire, I messed up on mine the first time around.



Once you've found it, connect a male, or female connect to the end of it. Once done lets go up to your steering wheel and remove the top plastic peice on it. Remember where your SRS cable reel connected to? Let's connect our thin metal strip over that hole and put a screw through that hole to hold it in to place.

Now, we'll also want to make sure our metal strip is touching the brass ring on the backside of our hub as seen here.



That brass hub ring connects to the wire that is coming out of our hub, we'll get to that later though.

Once you've made sure the the metal strip is firmly against the hub ring and it's screwed into place. Tuck a peice of speaker wire under the screw, so it's pinched between the screw and the metal strip. However, also ground the the wire to make sure your horn works.



Once that's done, use a male/female connected to connect to your horn wire that we found earlier.

Okay, so were all done with that for now. Now, everyone's horn is going to be different with the way it makes the connection. For mine, I had my hub wire and 2 wires coming out of the back of the hub connector plate. I connected the hub wire to one of the wires, and grounded the other wire. I then connected my horn button and everything worked! Now, just put everything back together, and you're golden!

If anyone has any ideas/comments to make this better. Please PM me directly, or feel free to post them up.

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Old 01-07-2006, 05:01 PM   #2
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Nice write up.
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Old 01-07-2006, 05:04 PM   #3
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nice write up and information,,,gonna try to get my horn working soon THANKS
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i just bent the stock tab over a bit
5zigen wheel
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Good job do0d.
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Stu did electrical and didnt blow himself up So to let everyone know this is an easy job

Took you long enough to make a write up
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Stu did electrical and didnt blow himself up So to let everyone know this is an easy job

Took you long enough to make a write up
Haha, yeah tell me about it. I hate electrical stuff. This was really easy once you can find the horn wire.
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Gotta dish out another for you bro. You never cease to amaze me. I don't even **** with electrical entities. They hate me.

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I don't even **** with electrical entities. They hate me.

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Same with me man, I hate dealing with that sort of stuff. This one was pretty easy though.
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nice write up
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haha this is basicly how i did it...I never saw this thread just figured it out myself.
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wow, i need to do this
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thanks for the write-up man.

sorry for bringing this back from the dead, but i just got my wheel installed tonight, and the horn doesn't work.
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you could always order an oem shoe horn as well. very creative there with the metal strip.
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yupp, from an 88-91 civic, right?

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you could always order an oem shoe horn as well. very creative there with the metal strip.
to use the shoe horn, follow this guide:

https://honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=273474
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got my horn working tonight



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thanks for the help man, i just bought one and i needed the instructions for this. But i'm wondering why i have to remove these too bolts exactly, this is where i get confused, thanks for any help in advance



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has anyone tried this on a EK
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cool write up... some areas are a bit gray, but I'm sure I'll understand it better when I do it this weekend...

the areas which sounded a bit odd to me was how you described the connections (wires) from the hub to the actual horn button, etc....
perhaps someone can help here and use discriptions or labels of each wire.

For example, "Connect wire "a" to wire "b" and ground wire "c"
then photoshop the images with letters pointing out each wire.


4 months later and I'm just now discovering this cool post...

thanx JDM-EJ1, pics are always a huge help....

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i have done this on both an eg and ek, same methods. only i use a oem shoe horn on both and to wire it up, the shoe horn goes thru the oem headlight switch harness, from there, it goes direct to the last pin on the srs reel under the dash.

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('93 Si Hatch)

Once you are under the dash and have located the SRS harness, You will notice that the harness is labeled (pins) 1 - 6.
(you will have less pins if your eg does not have cruise control)

pin 6 IS the HORN!!!




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('93 Si Hatch)

Once you are under the dash and have located the SRS harness, You will notice that the harness is labeled (pins) 1 - 6.
(you will have less pins if your eg does not have cruise control)
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I wish I would've known this before I did mine. It would've been easier. Thanks for letting us know.
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Nice right up. I am going to try this tonight on my '92 civic hatch dx. Just got my steering wheel in today.
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('93 Si Hatch)

Once you are under the dash and have located the SRS harness, You will notice that the harness is labeled (pins) 1 - 6.
(you will have less pins if your eg does not have cruise control)

pin 6 IS the HORN!!!

Is this the same for EK?


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For an EK, you make the same kind of horn shoe, run a ground wire down under the dash. You'll find a 3-pin connector. It'll either have one, or three wires. If it has one wire, you're set. If not, find the blue wire with the red stripe. That is ground for the horn. The horn on Civics is "trigger on ground", so basically just ground that wire to the horn shoe.



Just yesterday, I used an old SRS reel, and two GM OBD1 code readers (basically just stamped metal two-pronged keys)to make a plug-n-play horn ground. Made the shoe out of the code readers, ran the wire from the SRS cable reel with the 3-pin female plug on it (removing the two outside wires that are for cruise control) from the shoe to the plug under the dash.

It took me all of 10 minutes.
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