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2008 AR230 Horn

nevinc

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The horn on our AR230 sounds awful! Has anyone made a repair to the Yamaha horn and what worked?
 

Babin Farms

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There's no repairing our horn. I've tried to mate a car horn and OE outer portion with no luck yet(not much room). From what I've read your best bet is to replace with the same thing you have.
 

Wayloncle

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I replaced mine with one I ordered from Amazon. Perfect fit, used my original cover.
The one I got says “unavailable” now.
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scokill

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The horn on our AR230 sounds awful! Has anyone made a repair to the Yamaha horn and what worked?
The horns are crap. The aquasignal shown above is the OEM horn. They have the chrome replacement too. I've bought several and the all stop working. I just keep a compliant whistle in the boat.
 

sunbyrned

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I see. My horn is terrible also and am looking for something different. I misunderstood @Wayloncle I thought he installed the Seasense horn.
 

Beachbummer

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I made a bracket from aluminum and installed this on the inside.

Do make sure it's oriented in such a way that if water is ingested the water drains out, and not towards the inside of the horn (as I installed it the first time). I also added a relay to make sure it had full power available. Turns out it did not make a huge difference.

This is marginally acceptable. I wish the was a much deeper and louder horn that was compact, but audio physics do not allow for that. It can be 2 of 3: loud, deep and compact.
 

zipper

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I dont use the horn much, the sound is weak. I keep one of these or similar at the helm. Lasted years as an approved sounding device.

 
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Landmark

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I bought my 2014 Limited S used so I don’t know if this was the original or what it sounded like before it failed but this one fit perfectly and sounds fine. At this price and with 5min installation I don’t care if it only lasts a season.
(Note-The only thing I had to do to it was cut off the bolt that stuck out of the top using a hack saw.)

FIAMM 72012 Low Note Replacement Horn Amazon.com: FIAMM 72012 Low Note Replacement Horn: Automotive
 

sunbyrned

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I bought my 2014 Limited S used so I don’t know if this was the original or what it sounded like before it failed but this one fit perfectly and sounds fine. At this price and with 5min installation I don’t care if it only lasts a season.
(Note-The only thing I had to do to it was cut off the bolt that stuck out of the top using a hack saw.)

FIAMM 72012 Low Note Replacement Horn Amazon.com: FIAMM 72012 Low Note Replacement Horn: Automotive
Cool! I’ll get one of those. Thanks!
 
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