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Old 04-02-2011, 04:39 AM
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Hey guys I'm putting air horns in and need to run power to a momentary switch then to the relay I mounted under the hood.
I was just wondering how some of you ran your wires through through the firewall. Also if any one have any suggestions on other power wires I could splice into the always have power other then the cigerette lighter.
Basically what do you guys think would be the best way to wire this switch so it could be used with/without the key in the ignition of an 05 2500.
I just looked real quick but it didnt really look like there was a simple solution. My switch is on a homemade mount off of the trailer brake controller and the relay is mounted near the fuse box but could be moved.
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Look at the steering column boot there are a few dimples there that are great places to punch wires through. No suggestions on other power sources for you though.
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Near the Master Cylinder should be a plastic cover that is held in by 2 bolts near the brake pedal.
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I have a train horn kit on my 2500. When you look under the steering wheel there are a couple of rubber grommets that are easy to get to from the engine compartment. Is this a compressor, tank, and horns set up? If so you should have a pressure switch on the tank that tells th compressor when to turn on and off. If you don't it may be a worthy investment.
I have a 04.5 2500 so the install should be similar. Another note.... I put a switch in the middle of remote wire so that in cold times in th winter when the heater grid is running for the 1st 3 minutes I can make sure the compressor doesn't come on. If you would like to see pics of my set up let me know. Have you figured where to tie in to the horns so that when you honk the regular horns you can activate the airhorns at the same time?
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Well I don't have $300-$400 to spend on an actual kit unfurtunatly so I've kinda pieced a few things together. Everyone I show laughs at it but...

I got the 5 gallon tank on sale for $25, the horns and solenoid were $50 (I did alot of looking around to find the right sound) with shipping plus maybe $15 for the fittings, hose, switch, relay, etc.
I'll just have to fill the tank up at home or the gas station for now.
I spent alot of time looking around at different kits and decided I didnt want this off of the horn. I just feel better about having it on a seperate momentary switch, not really sure why.
The truck is at home and I'm back at school. The time I had time to put them in I ended up having to work on an injector problem
Hopefully Easter weekend I'll have time to wire everything
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Works great! I've had it since christmas time and have been using it by putting the solenoid leads on a drill battery. A good 20 second blast hardly dropped the 5 gallon tank 5psi (about 75 psi to 70 psi, plan on running 125 psi)
Once I get them installed I'm gonna do a seperate right up on it for anyone else who might be intrested
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I don't see anything wrong with the pieced together setup . It'll probably work better than the expensive kits you can buy .
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