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Has anyone tried or know if it is possible to switch the wiring between the horn and the mode switch or even the switches themselves?

I'm have on more than several occasion accidentally hit the horn when reaching for the volume or track controls.

I haven't looked on the inside of the controls and wont be home to my bike for another week so that's not an option yet. Just wondering if anyone else has done or thought of this.
 

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This might be theoretically possible by taking apart the accessory switch to learn which wire is which and then performing some surgery on the wire harnesses inside the fairing. However, I think there is a big problem. The horn wires are designed to handle a higher current flow and will almost certainly be smaller gauge (larger diameter wire) than the stereo related wires which are designed to take extremely small current since they are not passing a power source but, rather, a signal source. I would be worried about the ability of the small size stereo wires in the accessory switch to handle the higher current necessary to power the horn.
 

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You can swap the stereo control and cruise control locations. Not sure if that would help you.
An alternative might be creating an adapter plate to move the controls more rearward for you.
 

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This might be theoretically possible by taking apart the accessory switch to learn which wire is which and then performing some surgery on the wire harnesses inside the fairing. However, I think there is a big problem. The horn wires are designed to handle a higher current flow and will almost certainly be smaller gauge (larger diameter wire) than the stereo related wires which are designed to take extremely small current since they are not passing a power source but, rather, a signal source. I would be worried about the ability of the small size stereo wires in the accessory switch to handle the higher current necessary to power the horn.
I saw the wiring diagram for the horn and I think the mode switch goes through the same connector before the horn goes through the relay and everything.
If this is the case then I should be able to switch them there. I will just have to wait and see when I get back home
 

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Sounds like you're having to develop new muscle memory. It might just take a little more time for some than others.
True, but I also thing I like the idea of the horn on the back side
 

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Oh... That mode switch. I thought you meant the switch on the dangling stereo control labeled "mode". Now I think you mean the switch on the back of the switchbox housing that cycles between the items displayed on the dash.
 

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Oh... That mode switch. I thought you meant the switch on the dangling stereo control labeled "mode". Now I think you mean the switch on the back of the switchbox housing that cycles between the items displayed on the dash.
I thought the same thing. Never have an issue mixing that and the horn.

I do like the idea of a trigger horn though.
 

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Oh... That mode switch. I thought you meant the switch on the dangling stereo control labeled "mode". Now I think you mean the switch on the back of the switchbox housing that cycles between the items displayed on the dash.
Yes the one on the back of the left hand control cube. By the clutch lever
 

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I still do not think the display selector switch on the back of the switchbox housing is designed to handle the power that passes through the horn button.
 

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agree...I occasionally fumble and blow the horn too.
Big deal...does it really matter.
The other day I blasted someone with Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap when I meant to blast the horn.
Youll get used to it in time.
 

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I know I could just get use to it, and honestly it doesnt matter unless I replace the horn because it's useless anyways but i thought it would be cool to change it
 

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Nice to know your horn works every time you press the horn button. Mine's a 50/50 affair at best. No way would I consider changing the wiring though from what's become standard on just about every motorcycle sold, nearly anywhere.
 

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I know I could just get use to it, and honestly it doesnt matter unless I replace the horn because it's useless anyways but i thought it would be cool to change it
Yeah a mini air horn is the go, just make sure you use a relay, Wolo is what most on here use I think, but I use Stebel, theyre about 25 bucks on ebay and txters at traffgic lights think theyre about to get squashed by an 18 wheeler!:eek
 

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Motorbikerx, where did you mount your Stebel? Any pictures you can post. Thanks
On the Vegas I made an L shape bracket and mounted to an oil cooler bolt.
No pix cos Im in bed.
Havent fitted to the XC yet, gotta find a suitable spot.
 

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Ok thanks. I don't think your application will help me much. I am trying to figure out where to mount a Wolo or Stebel on my Vision.
 

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My bike came with one of those mini air horn inside the fairing. Fairing is not sealed so it does make some noise when I toot my horn.
 
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