Weak horn on 2001 Silverado

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by McClintoc, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. McClintoc

    McClintoc ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ Staff Member 2 Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Does anyone else who has a NBS truck (99-06) think their horn is not loud enough? I think my horn is very puny sounding and it has been that way since I got it.

    Are there any aftermarket, direct replacement horns for 99-06 Silverados that are a little more intimidating? I'm not looking for a train horn here, just something more noticeable than my OE weaksauce.
     
  2. stchman

    stchman Active Member 1 Year 1000 Posts

    What kind of Silverado do you have? If you have the W/T, then the horns are weak. The W/T trim package only puts a single horn, the next packages up put in two horns.

    I had a 95 and 98 W/T and they had some weak sounding horns.
     
  3. ChromeSilver02

    ChromeSilver02 Rockstar 3 Years 500 Posts

    Yeah they are really weak, my NBS is LS trim also. I don't know why GM went with that wimpy horn but I do not use the horn at all so it doesn't bother me enough to change it.

    But I think you should go big and do train horns :lol:
     
  4. McClintoc

    McClintoc ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ Staff Member 2 Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    @stchman It's an LS. Other than leather seats and 4x4, it has just about every option Chevy put in the Silverado in 2001.

    @ChromeSilver02 Train horns would be funny. It would be a sleeper when it comes to the horn.
     
  5. stchman

    stchman Active Member 1 Year 1000 Posts

    Interesting, on the NNBS the LS is considered one of the lower packages, below the LT and LTZ.
     
  6. McClintoc

    McClintoc ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ Staff Member 2 Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    It was the same back then but no LTZ. It was work truck, LS then LT but my truck has a lot of options in it for an LS.
     
  7. j cat

    j cat Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    this weak horn I found is because the horn [LOW TONE] on the passenger side is burned out. what I found is water enters this horn with its mounting. It is recommended to adhere insect screen over the opening to reduce water . also try to mount horn so it points downward and therefore not get much water in it.
     
  8. McClintoc

    McClintoc ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ Staff Member 2 Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    We're talking about the horn here, not the engine.
     
  9. pmf608

    pmf608 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    My '01 Silverado was the same way, and so is my '03 Sierra that i use for work. It's because GM made the second horn that makes the low note a $20 option. I've always felt that a $20 price increase for something as simple as a horn should have been standard and nobody would have cared about $20 in the price of a new truck.
     
  10. McClintoc

    McClintoc ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ Staff Member 2 Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    So, are there any good (loud) aftermarket horns or am I looking at a new OE-replacement?
     

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