Back in the days my dad used to have a 1970's Standard 2 door car. The horn was the only device that did not make a noise in that carYou know, trolling or not, sounds are important. Maybe not so much as the horn, but on my older Cayenne, the constant alerts (seat belt, service, turn signal lamp out, etc.) are really annoying, like a high-pitched elevator floor alert. It drives me crazy, and now, with a rear hatch sensor bad, I get a BING and alert that the hatch is open, even though it is not. The XKR, on the other hand, has a nice, descending two-tone alert. I saw a recent documentary on BMW, and how they hire sound engineers to get the warnings and alerts to such a pleasing sound, I can speculate that the horn sound is part of that engineering. I do hope Jaguar has done the same, and made alerts and the horn grab the attention without being annoying.
I wanted to get louder horns also. I like to use them a lot since I live around people that like to look at there phones while sitting at stop lights and forget to look up.One of my horns has failed, the one on the American drivers side. It started sounding real wimpy so I stood at the grill and my wife pressed the horn. Sure enough, sounds came out of the passenger side horn but nothing from the drivers side. I called a dealer since they are 200 miles away and asked if they could send me one and I'll send the defective one back.
They told me they have to take the whole nose of the car off to get to it. Has anybody else had this problem and is there an easy way to get to the horn?
I'm in a 20d.
Ditto0The little weak sounding beep that the car makes when locking the doors is not the same as the horn sound. The horn sounds fine to me and I'm used to driving large pick-ups. However, if you're not satisfied I would think the horn is much more imposing when accompanied by the middle finger.
It's British. It is being politely passive-aggressive. That's how I think about it anyway, and I'm at peace with that.
I like the chirps. If you have ever heard someone lock a Lexus, Mercedes, BMW etc. you know what I mean. The angry, high pitched beep you get when using the fob is annoying and I would expect that out of a mini cooper or something. >It's British. It is being politely passive-aggressive. That's how I think about it anyway, and I'm at peace with that.
I’ve removed the duplicate thread for this subject.
In my experience, unless you have really small hands, either the front grill or whole front bumper has to come off.