Hello, everybody good day to you good morning, good afternoon or good evening, whichever one of those applies at this current point in time, we have ourselves a doge ramikus 1500. I believe it is a 2011 model, with nine thousand six hundred and thirty nine miles on the other meter starting the engine, no diagnosing today. No probing, no listening for noises, no ac, we're gon na do something a little bit different. This is gon na be fun.
It's really quite warm in here all right, we're there parking ziato powering down all right so right here we got ourselves a box of goodies yeah. You see where this is going. Don't you come here see we have a horn. We have an air compressor, got a relay a little bit of wiring a fuse, assuming that goes to the battery some more wiring, another relay a switch more wiring stickers, no and some other stuff.
All right brackets for the horn yeah we're going to mount an air horn on that doge right there uh so uh. Here's what i'm thinking the way they want you to do. This is to disconnect your uh your horns and then just plug this relay into your horn circuit and just take your regular horn out of the equation and uh just use this as your new horn. We're gon na do something different, because our doge owner would like to have the option to run their horn or not, and we were going to run another switch inside of the cab to just actuate that switch, but that's boring and uh.
You know when you need a horn, you don't want to fumble around looking for a switch, so what i'm gon na do is we're going to take this switch and another relay and wire it in so that this horn, actuates off of the factory horn button on The steering wheel and it will use the factory horn wiring. What this switch is going to do is activate and deactivate this relay, which is going to give permission for this horn to even become active. So, basically, i'm going to hook this horn up to the truck where the factory horn goes, but i'm going to be able to not use it with a switch, thus enabling the factory horn to always work, and then this horn to work sometimes on the factory horn Button, that's that's the plan. I think i explained it better on the second time around.
So let's get to it first things. First, we need to figure out where to mount this unit, okey dokes, here with our doge, we find it is powered by a 5.7 liter hammy v8, but we're not interested in that okay, so we have plenty of space behind the grill. I think i'd like to mount it here somewhere if i can get away with it. So let's go ahead and pop this grill out of here and then figure out where to set this horn up 10 millimeter.
I think there are just four bolts and some clips that hold all this together. Yeah whoa jumped right out at me very good, all right, so that's the negative can't go. There can't go on any of this. Maybe i can reuse one of these mounts right here.
Hey these holes line up, i can now they don't i'll. Think of it. Turning that using those holes to mount it. Maybe i can do that. It's kind of clever there's a little cross member right. Here too, i can try to mount the horn to that. Maybe run some uh hose clamps around it and clamp it down it'll fit right here nicely and then i can use this space for the uh pump yeah. Let's do that.
I, like that, all right. Let's see how this is gon na work out now you can see here there's like this uh this raised area in the stamping on this piece, which means, if i were to try to mount this flat. It can rock either way, and we don't want that. We want it to favor this side, so it clears the ac condenser and does not uh grab a hole in it.
So i need to take up some of that space and i'll do that. Just with a random bolt watch this it's totally gon na work. I said i'm gon na secure this with hose clamps. That's good yeah so slide that in like that we're going to move it down so that the bell of the horn clears the edge of this cooler.
I think that's the spot. This might not work out, but it's worth a shot. Ideally, i would like to just run self-tapping screws into something solid to mount this, but i don't have a large enough flat enough surface to do that with so we're doing the hoseplant method. It's gon na work, reload.
Oh it's not sitting flat just because that screw i want to readjust that that displeases me hey perfect time to unveil a new set of nipex cobra pliers adjustable. I need to press that down some a viewer bought me these and i would like to take the opportunity to say thank you. So do you guys call them nipex or kanipex, because i've heard people pronounce the the k and i'm not entirely certain that that's accurate. So maybe we should take a vote on that.
What do you guys think is it nip x with an n or canip x with a k, you tell me well whatever it is, they're very good players? Okay, that's actually solid a lot. Okay, one more clamp on that front. Little front mount up there and this thing will be uh, we'll be good to go, and now you see what i've done here. Oh, that was my arm in the way come on, go in.
Bear with me, fellas bear with me all right got. It started. Try this again, what click? That's good, okay, so i've got the compressor here and the way that it mounts is off of this little guy right here, this little uh tab or whatever notch. This is the discharge pipe which connects to the hose right here.
So i've got to mount this within reach of this hose. Unless i get a longer hose - which i don't have the other thing, that's weird about it, is i've got to pass the bolt through something the way this is supposed to work? Is i take the gravity the bolt goes in like so and then, wherever i'm gon na mount this run that through and then tighten it down with a nut um. I don't have any mounting hardware, really i'd like to mount it here, but i've got to get the nut and i think i can go through here, which means what i'll need to do is drill a hole in this run this through, and i can mount it Right there and that'll give me space enough for the hose and it's a good secluded out of the way area to mount this. I think we can do that. Let's try that all right, so i'm gon na mount the pump right here and we're gon na drill. A hole here so the stud can come up, so i can put a nut on the stud to actually bolt the pump down. That's uh! That's our plan, so i i am drilling a hole in this doge. You guys know.
I don't like to drill holes in frames, but this one's got plenty of holes in it already. Oh, it's walking, let's make sure, there's no wires. There we're good, excellent, okay, here's how we're going to do this got the pump with the bolt. I have the claw and the washer and then here's my nut loud noise put our washer on release.
I think i can even thread this on a little bit with the claw. Yes, i like this tool. Let's tighten this thing down: flickage sweet, that's good, nice and solid. I like that there is a ground cable.
There is a ground wire here. I think i'll, just uh ground that right over there that'll work. The real question is: is the hose going to reach? Oh, it does close, but it reaches nice click all right, that's good! I accept this looking to mount the relay now now the yellow wire, that's the low wire that is supposed to power the pump, but i don't want to put it down here because i think it'll get water in it and just get ruined. So i think i'd like to put it maybe over here there's another relay.
I need to run. I can fit that right here. I think and then i've got access to the power supply. So let me drill some holes in this and i can bolt this relay in its bracket to this plastic right here.
I can see behind this. There's uh no wires, i'm gon na poke a hole through so now we need to go in with the low profile hole, drilling device. It's actually a carbide bit but it'll work on plastic. It's not a perfect hole, but it will work.
Okay, we've got the tab. That is the amount for the relay, get this thing bolted on and set up first and then we'll click the relay over top of its mount. I've got my washer. Fortunately, there's some space there.
I can fit a tool in there. We go dread come here nut there. Oh that's tighter than i thought. Oopsie there we go.
This will work i'll, just finish it off like this. There you see the mount all right so now the relay can clip onto that mount perfect. Okay. Now we can attach the power wire and the fuse to a 12 volt source, and i choose this one right here.
You can't see: there's one we're gon na use that one we have a fuse in this yep. 30. Amp click. I need to move that.
So the lid closes there: okay good in the remainder of this wire. I'm gon na zip tie this up and make it nice and pretty. Let's just do that right now around the cable and we'll just tie up this bunch and the fuse to the battery cable and everything will be secure. Come on that'll do good nice and tight okay, so we've got to connect the yellow, which is our load wire over here to our load, which is the pump, and i cut a length of wire to do such things. I put a spade on the end of it and heat shrinked it so that will be uh, nice and weatherproof-ish for a while plug that guy. In so we'll plug this guy in and i'm gon na run this wire with this loom, i'm not gon na put it inside of it, but i'm gon na run it along this loom right here over there to that yellow wire and then i'll make the connection Over there, okay, a couple zip ties later and some uh correct wire routing, and this is in good shape. Okay, now i need to connect my load wire to uh my load wire extension that i made let's chop this guy off, i'm gon na use. One of these uh: it's like an aircraft, crimp solder, type of butt, connector i've never used such things before.
I've had a couple viewers. Send me these to experiment with um. If i do it wrong, i'm sorry, i just don't know. Maybe i'll do better the next one, i'm just i'm not sure how this is gon na work out.
I may have to cut them off and try again. This is the device in question. It's a heat shrink type of deal. It's got a band of solder in the middle and i think those are shrink bands as well, which basically feed your wires in and then heat it.
The solder will melt and contract and then fuse your wires together. That's what i understand. I know they work. I just don't know if i possess the skills to make them work in a desirable fashion, which we shall see.
Let me try something here. I think i'm supposed to kind of fan these out and shove them together. Like this, i may have to use a larger connection: connector yeah, i need a bigger connector. Okay, i will try the medium blue.
Let's do this again, let's go through it, we'll shove our strands together. It's just gon na work. You guys am i doing it right. Yeah, that's it! You need to put a twist on them.
Okay, let's give it some heat. Is it gon na work? I don't see the solder liquefying just yet ooh there. It goes and i died. What do you know that solder is melting? How about that? Oh, these are cool.
I like them, yeah. I see the solder wicking through the exposed wire a little bit more on this side and i think we're good sweet. These are nice, it's my new favorite. They take a while to complete and they're a little painstaking, but it's a nice connector.
Ah, i'm bleeding medic, okay, the last remaining wires for this relay the blue and white. These are going to be the power and the ground which is going to uh, be the actuation circuit for the relay uh. The relay is just basically a big switch and that big switch is going to be controlled by a small switch. That way the smaller switch.
Does not have to be carried by the current, and in this case it's going to be the horn switch, so we're going to ground one side and we're going to hot the other side. That's going to close the switch inside of the relay and then that's going to take the power from the relay's power supply, send it over to the load line and then actuate. Whatever load, we've decided to use whether it be horns or lights or air compressors or whatever. The purpose of this is for ease of installation, and so you don't have to have your switch capable of carrying all the current that uh your load may carry uh. For example, if you had a light bar, that thing may run 20 25 amps of current continuously. Well, that switch may only be able to handle 10 amps continuously, so we use a relay that carries the load. I think i'm going to do the same thing here that i did with the ground wire that goes to the pump and i'm just going to go ahead and ground this to the nearest possible ground, which is actually uh. There's a body ground right there.
Can you see yep right there, so i'll just extend this wire out and then bolt it into this body ground and that will facilitate the ground function of the relay. So i i really don't feel like getting fancy, so i'm just going to use red wire for that ground circuit. Also. I've got a whole bunch of red wire and not much other color wire.
So i'm just going to do all this in red wire. Some of you will not approve some of you. Don't care we play with the toys. The gods give us little steam, it's working, oh, i just saw the solder flow there.
It goes. This is awesome. So, okay, we're gon na shove. The heat shrink on there before it's too late, i'm mostly doing that for aesthetic purposes.
I just think it looks better and overkill totally moisture protection overkill. So this wire we're just going to tuck it in very nicely, with the existing harness and i'll come up from behind this plastic thing right here and we'll mount it right at that screw. So we're gon na cut right here, lumens all right! Let us make our our terminal or terminate the end of this wire. Rather so we can ground the relay.
You'll see what i'm doing with all the heat shrink in a second just like that perfect get on there. That's it see what i've done very clean. Look. I really like the overlay with one piece of heat shrink meets another one.
Very good. Okay question is: do i want to go in front or behind? I think i'll go in front. That way, i don't add something in between the factory wiring and the aftermarket wiring. Let's run this behind the bracket that way we have a clean, look, fresh and clean.
You know i could stack that like that, behind it all the way i really undecided. I think it fits better like that yeah i'm gon na. Do it like that? No, no! I'm not no, i'm not because this eyelet in the back is smaller than the big one. I don't want to do that. It's ugly, okay, that's good, clean install. I think we're done under here. We don't need this box. Okay.
Now, for the moment, you've all been waiting for i'm going to run the actuation wire um, i'm not going to have time to get to the switch in the dash. I wanted to put a kill switch in this in line with the uh, the factory horn with another relay. I don't have time to do that today, so i can probably uh i'll do that, maybe tomorrow or at a later date. But what i am going to do right now is just go ahead and run this actuation wire to the blue circuit, and i'm going to run this back over here to the factory horns and i'm going to tap into the power at the factory launch.
So the factory horn button for the factory horn, actually, the connector, will serve as the power source to actuate this relay, which will then drop power from the battery over to the motor, which will then pump the air to make the horn go burn. That's the plan! So one more time, one more wire we'll get this guy uh crimped on and heat trunk and then i'll run the actuation wire back over the grill. Actually i changed my mind: i'm not going to use a uh one of the good print connections on this. For the solder connectors - because this is just going to be a temporary circuit, so i'm just going to use the uh the generic style blueprint.
This won't be here for long. So i don't want to uh use my good stuff on a temporary splice car is not staying tonight and i'm not gon na stay for another hour or so can't do that. But it comes back to the shop every day. So i have plenty of opportunity to uh fix it up later right now.
I think we're good pull some extra out. That's enough to reach we'll cut that off, come here and i'll. Just follow that other red wire that i ran, doo, doo, doo and we'll leave some slack good. Okay, here's the wire we just made - and i'm just probably going to use this connector right here - come here to tap into it.
So again, this is uh just temporary! Don't get mad at me, but i've got a kind of a special case, wire connector right here i used to install the breathalyzer machines for the court system and uh. The machines had to be tapped into the main wiring harness to the ignition, and these are the connectors that they gave us, but there was always a couple extras, so i saved them, so that's it and then, on the other side of it, we've just got a Little uh little needle that's going to pierce the wire, and then this will clamp down on the other side of it and it'll make a circuit connection. Now, assuming that black is ground - and this blue is the power wire - let's just go ahead and do that right now and yeah - i can reseal this later. It's just a temporary little pokemon.
Okay, i believe that connection is made. Let's just plug this horn back in i'll zip tie these up and out of the way temporarily, let's see here sorry, i was talking with a zip tie in my mouth: bad manners. Okay, let's go hit the button and see what it does. You guys stay right here and listen. Okay, it works. We'll fill the grill back on it's in the day, i'm getting out of here guys. As always. I hope you enjoyed this video if you did enjoy this video.
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