PBC Air Horn

[7/30/2000] Reviewed by Matt Bedell - beatle@vt.edu

Applicable to '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Hella plastic horns and compressor with attached ground wire and tubing

Took me about 15 minutes from start to finish. I did not receive the small bolt from PBC, so I had to reuse one of the airbag sensor bolts instead. I'll just go pick one up. Instruction pictures weren't great, but the text was sufficient for such a simple install. No need to splice, add wiring or add relays, which was great.

They sound great. High pitched like a Ferrari's horns. I can't wait to try them out on an unsuspecting SUV. ) The horns are not visible from the mouth of the car, yet the plastic tubing is. I imagine this is just a matter of re-routing it so that it doesn't hang down.

Not an installed item

Reviewed by: Jared Hughes - sooner1@erols.com

Hella plastic air horns, pre-mounted to brackets for easy installation

Instructions were very clear; all you have to do is move the airbag sensor (briefly; you put it right back), unscrew the old horn, and screw in the new horn. It's really that simple. Unfortunately, you have to work through the hood latch, so big fingers (such as mine) might have some trouble. But all in all, a very easy install.

Everything seems solid, and the install really is just two bolts (one for the compressor and one for the horns).

The horn is really high-pitched, not quite what I expected. But it is loud, and the sound is already growing on me. It gives the car just a little more "character." I recommend it to anyone looking for an air horn.

Reviewed by: Tim Harris - tharris@oz.net

Air horn replacement kit for standard Miata horn.

After almost being hit by a large van that obviously didn't hear my horn I decided an air horn was a required accessory. I purchased the PBC horn and found it very easy to install, the job from start to finish took about 15 minutes time and the horn is LOUD. Overally, I'm very satisfied and it was an easy accessory to add to the car.

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