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How to Replace Horns 02-09 Toyota 4Runner

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How to Replace Horns 02-09 Toyota 4Runner

Created on: 2019-10-01

Check out this video from 1A Auto showing you how to replace the horns on your 02-09 Toyota 4Runner.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Horns
    • Pry up the push pin retainers to remove the plastic trim
    • Remove the 12 mm bolt to remove the horn
    • Disconnect the electrical connector
    • Repeat for the second horn
  2. step 2 :Installing the Horns
    • Connect the horn electrical connector
    • Hold the horn in position and secure it with the 12 mm bolt
    • Repeat for the second horn
    • Test the horns to ensure proper function
    • Set the plastic trim in position
    • Install the push pin retainers to secure it

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions


  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Pocket Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    12mm Socket

Installation Video
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Hey friends. It's Len here from 1A Auto. Today we're going to be working on our 2006 Toyota 4Runner and I want to show you how to remove and install horns. Right here. If you need any parts, check us out, Thanks.

Let's get right into it. We're going to come over here. You're going to need a couple basic tools, a small flat head screwdriver, and a little forky tool. You could probably get away without this, but a small screwdriver, you're definitely going to need. You're going to remove these clips right here. There's 11 of them that come across this plastic housing. I'm going to get that right out of the way. To do that, you just come over, you got a little slot, you lift up on the center, then the whole piece comes right up. We'll set that aside. We're going to do the same to all 11 of these clips.

All right, so this should come right up. There it is. We'll set this aside. We have a clear view of our horn here. Got two of them. They look pretty much the same except opposite, same exact thing. You've got one mounting bolt on each one and then there's going to be a wire that comes down to each one. This one over here is going to have two wires, but they go into the same port and then it just kind of crosses over and goes to this one. First what we'll do is we'll remove the 12 millimeter bolt.

Here's our bolt. Nothing too special about it. If you look at this, you can see there's a little squeeze tab, you just squeeze that in. That's the lock. I'm going to grab this, give it a little wiggle. It doesn't seem like it wants to come out. I'm just going to use something as simple as a pocket screwdriver, just try to help it along. It's been in there for a long time, it's happy there. Last thing you want to do is try to rip the wires out of it. It's very easy to do that, especially when they're stuck in there like this. Awesome. You just take a look at your electrical connector, make sure you don't see any funny colors in there. This one's got a little bit of grease on there, so that's nice. Probably helped us along getting it out. Here is one of our horns.

All right, so it's time to install this horn, whether it's the old one or a brand new one, same process. You've got your connector, your electrical connector here, wiring harness for the truck. We're just going to slide it right in. You're going to watch the lock go right in. I heard a nice click. I'm going to give it a little tug. That feels great. Set this where it's going to go. Grab our bolt. All right, let's test them out.

Woo! Okay, friends, it's time to get this back on. I'm just going to bring it right over. Place it down on top of where it's going to go. You can see where all the holes line up. This looks like it's going to be great. We've got 11 holes. We'll take some of our little clippy dos here, lift up the center part, start it in the hole. Once it's in, press it down. We're going to do the same to all 11.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pocket Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 12mm Socket

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