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#1214092 Fri Apr 21 2017 12:07 PM
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will the 6 volt horn relay work with 12 volts?

brokenhead #1214107 Fri Apr 21 2017 02:47 PM
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Yes, it will work, but I think/recall that the sound of the horn will higher-pitched "shriller".

Maybe some will comment on problems associated with holding the horn button down/on for long periods?

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brokenhead #1214161 Fri Apr 21 2017 11:47 PM
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I rarely use the horn, but I don't want it to go pfft immediately. I don't really care about the tone, I just want sound. Thanks

brokenhead #1214370 Sun Apr 23 2017 10:19 PM
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I didn't have a horn relay so I used a starter solenoid from an old lawn mower,it works great.


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brokenhead #1214418 Mon Apr 24 2017 03:05 AM
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Yes, a 6V relay will work fine on 12V.

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