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Has anyone replaced the horn on the CS? I can't stand how weak it is. It's embarrassing even when I lock the car its so sad! If you replaced it what did you use and what did you have to do for install?
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I have not done it yet, but I had Hella horns I intended to install on a Subaru that I never got around to. I have poked around a little bit and it appears on my 2021 that one horn can be seen on the lower end of the front grill, but I can’t see the other one. I think if you can remove the upper grill, you could have access to change, but I haven’t gone any further. I think there is a ACC sensor in the VW emblem so I’ve been hesitant to try and remove.
 

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I have pulled my front end open since getting hit by a deer and there is only 1 horn an it's on the drivers side behind the grille. I looked up the part from VW and its over $100 for the horn and there is some sort of plug on it. My hope is that it can be cut off and the wires can just be attached to the new horn. I have never done a horn swap so I'm still doing a little digging and looking for any help.
 

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On most cars, there are 2 horns (one low, one high pitch) and I have seen the one behind the grill. I thought the low pitch might be lower in the bumper. If it only has one, and you wanted to replace with Hella Supertones like what I have sitting in a box right now, you’d need to run a relay. Even replacing on a car with 2 horns it is recommended to run a relay to handle the power those draw vs. the stock horns. Wiring a relay is fairly simple.

ETA: Just curious as to how you removed the upper grill. Is it a fairly simple ordeal. I’d assume, just unscrewing upper connectors and then pulling off the grill on the clips on the bottom.
 

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I just bought a single horn replacement to keep it simple. You need to remove the black cover around the wheel well to access the screws and disconnect the front bumper and unscrew the top grille screws and just start pulling slowly to not break a clip. I hope to have it done this weekend along with my rear cargo led bulbs in. I'll follow up when I'm done.
 

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what horn works without relay?
I bought high and low and it came with relay but never installed it , now when my car is off it sounds 40 % and when car is on sounds 100%
 

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OMG. I am so mortified by the horn of my new 2020 Cross Sport. The first time I hit it, I was startled. I traded in my ‘17 SEL Passat with its stompin’ “hear me!” legit horn for this aggressive looking SEL R Line and its (mouse voice) “beep!” 😖 Gonna pour over this thread....
 

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Guys when I got my 2021 atlas I never tried the horn until I left the lot that I had to get someone’s attention . Man I couldn’t belive they installed scooter horn.
I installed hella dual horn with out relay and worked like **** , then I installed relay and worked but still didn’t like the sound of the horns ..
Everyone go to eBay and get audi s7 dual horn , no mods needed just plug and play .. same connection .. Now it sounds like a real horn ..
 
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