Season 2: Episode 8
Ford F-150 Train Horn Installation

Ford F-150 Train Horn Installation

Chris Duke from Motorz TV shows you how to install a real 180dB train horn kit on our project truck with 4 horns, a 3 gallon air tank and a 160 PSI air compressor.

Episode Notes

The wiring diagram as referenced in this episode can be downloaded here:

trainhorns_wiring_diagram.pdf (PDF, 192KB)

The manufacturer’s installation instructions can be downloaded here:

trainhorns_installation_instructions.pdf (PDF, 2.3 MB)

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102 Responses to “Ford F-150 Train Horn Installation”

  1. powerbook1 Says:

    :lol: Safety Goggles how do you use them. Another great clip… Think I like the fortune cookie the most :)

  2. motorztv Says:

    I used the safety goggles when drilling the holes below the bed… metal was flying everywhere! Thanks for watching!

  3. powerbook1 Says:

    After watching this clip I watched a few crazy one's with people mounting BIG airhorns to their LDV's… Had a good laugh… Safetygoggles…. I was grinding a few years back and had one of the metal pieces embedded in my one eye… Well needless to say Eur100 further and 4 hours at the hospital and all was ok… Goggles as crazy as it may look do save your eyes… Keep up the good videos…

  4. motorztv Says:

    There are some crazy videos out there with people doing all sorts of things with train horns… and ship horns. yup, sometimes safety glasses are a wise thing to do :)

  5. MeanStang08 Says:

    Very cool install – awesome show! Very good hearing protection run-down.. good call! what happened to HD ?!?!??!?!?!? hilarious def leppard – rock of ages reference..

  6. motorztv Says:

    At the time you watched it, the HD hadn't finished its conversion by YouTube. It's working now.. Thanks for the feedback!

  7. MeanStang08 Says:

    ahh gotcha.. I IZ SLOW =B or fast.. one of the two.. lol thank you for the cool video!

  8. fastlaneinc Says:

    Another great install Chris! great job with the Fortune Cookie!

  9. motorztv Says:

    Yeah, that was really bizarre… all the planets were aligned that day.

  10. jonathandirtbiker Says:

    cool man i liked this one

  11. salemcripple Says:

    I had a set of semi truck air horns mounted to my old b2200. Had them wired through my stock horn button. The whole truck would vibrate when i honked the horn! It was funny seeing the look on people face when they would look around trying to figure out where that huge sound came from. lol

  12. bigblockmustang Says:

    Cool! Les

  13. Donteaeeeology Says:

    I like how you guys explaned everything clearly keep it up :)

  14. dpqb17 Says:

    goshhhh man i wish i could just bring my truck to you so you can install my horn for me. my wiring is screwing me up big time lol

  15. Shroomsoft Says:

    another idea is the switch that activates the train horns, is to use a temporary switch instead of an on/off flip switch

  16. nuclearthreat545 Says:

    Man i wish i saw this before i paid some one to install mine on my f150, but now i can upgrade to bigger louder horns with a bigger tank thanks!!!

  17. mooresalex Says:

    I heard it was completely legal… is it?

  18. motorztv Says:

    Yes, if you watch the episode, at about 7:45 I say "they're illegal just about everywhere"

  19. TBDOPEY22 Says:

    Nice! I have for the truck, just haven't installed them..

  20. BigAl80021 Says:

    I had a smaller set on my old truck, but opted to wire them into the horn switch. Miss those bad boys. Great video as always.

  21. BowtieFreak572 Says:

    those arent real horns… reproduction. ive got real horns.. the nathan K3LA with 10 gallons of air at 200 psi. it would smack this kit silly.

  22. cutlass442 Says:

    those are great for the people who don't pay attention when you'r sitting at a light and it turn green and they sit there.

  23. RICSVETT Says:

    Years ago in NY my friend had a NYC Bus horn in his 1956 Olds, it made those cabbies jump. THE ROCKET

  24. stkjock Says:

    that's just nuts

  25. Jami Says:

    Shared the videos with some friends, they thought it was neat:)

  26. ninetyfivegtstan Says:

    why didnt they get the five train horn they sell at Iowa 80 truckstop alot louder then what they have and semi's been doing it for years.

  27. ZEDER79 Says:

    Thanks for the info nice vid!! Won't last up here with the salt and snow we get haven it under the truck.

  28. Toni_B2 Says:

    Nice video I like it

  29. impala9C1 Says:

    haha… he is so funny also brainy and brilliant man!

  30. Juan Says:

    Thanks for all the info. You have saved me time and money.This is the best install show around. Thanks CHRIS!

  31. 1shotyungster Says:

    Good Video…..Extremely informative.

  32. ford f series accessories Says:

    This is just one of the many good installation videos that you provide. For someone who doesn’t know anything about car mechanics, these videos are very informative.

  33. F250 Says:

    Nice Video, thank for the time you took for explaining each steps.

  34. FERNANDO GONZALEZ Says:

    I GOT A SET OF OMEGA AH -300.CAN YOU TALL ME HOW TO INSTALL ON A 2004 FORD F150

  35. 96f250 Says:

    Do you have to have a second switch for the compressor?

  36. Worldsreaper Says:

    So how did you get it through the bed of the truck? Cause i wanna put the air compressor and tank in my toolbox and have a hole at the bottom to run wires but i dont know how to get the wires to the inside of my truck from the truck bed…

  37. BEASTBASSBOOSTER Says:

    trolololololololo……

  38. jtc817 Says:

    Re-upload

  39. nokia26300 Says:

    re upload?

  40. chester bautista Says:

    re upload?

  41. dangerline95 Says:

    What the fuck happened to this channel? I was watching the 350 small block rebuild last night and now all of your videos are gone and replaced with different ones?!?!?!?

  42. J Capps Says:

    Re-upload

  43. J Capps Says:

    Re-upload

  44. chester bautista Says:

    re upload?

  45. dangerline95 Says:

    What the fuck happened to this channel? I was watching the 350 small block rebuild last night and now all of your videos are gone and replaced with different ones?!?!?!?

  46. Jrrath Says:

    If you check his channel, on the left hand side there is a link to a blogpost from Chris about what happened. Long story short, he accidentally deleted all the videos.

  47. Josh Rath Says:

    If you check his channel, on the left hand side there is a link to a blogpost from Chris about what happened. Long story short, he accidentally deleted all the videos.

  48. Josh Rath Says:

    If you check his channel, on the left hand side there is a link to a blogpost from Chris about what happened. Long story short, he accidentally deleted all the videos.

  49. philliesphn15 Says:

    their videos got deleted so they are reuploading them all.

  50. philliesphn15 Says:

    their videos got deleted so they are reuploading them all.

  51. motorztv Says:

    NOTE: All our previous videos were accidentally deleted, so we had to re-upload them all. Sorry for the inconvenience. We hope you continue to subscribe, LIKE and Favorite our videos! Visit our website (motorz.tv) for more!

  52. Fendgib83 Says:

    When I go to run the positive power wire to my air compresser can I wire to a cig lighter and just plug it in when I want it on

  53. Jake Anglin Says:

    When I go to run the positive power wire to my air compresser can I wire to a cig lighter and just plug it in when I want it on

  54. Jake Anglin Says:

    When I go to run the positive power wire to my air compresser can I wire to a cig lighter and just plug it in when I want it on

  55. EZRIDER327 Says:

    NO a true onboard compressor REQUIRES at least 4ga wire as a supply

  56. EZRIDER327 Says:

    NO a true onboard compressor REQUIRES at least 4ga wire as a supply

  57. 8sixfeetunder Says:

    i would have used a momentary push button for the horn

  58. 8sixfeetunder Says:

    i would have used a momentary push button for the horn

  59. johnnydeuce22YaDig Says:

    can you have the real switch for the horn like truckers do, the ones you just pull on?

  60. motorztv Says:

    Yes, you can use any switch you like!

  61. johnnydeuce22YaDig Says:

    can you have the real switch for the horn like truckers do, the ones you just pull on?

  62. motorztv Says:

    Yes, you can use any switch you like!

  63. Kasper lauridsen Says:

    Hello im a guy from Denmark i like this video. I have a question for you. What would the wiring diagram look like if the compressor and air tank are stuck together an only 2 wires coming out? I could realy need your help. Sorry about the spelling mestakes

  64. greatoutdoorsman2009 Says:

    could the trombones go on the roof or do they need to stay out of the elements

  65. Jordan Matherly Says:

    could the trombones go on the roof or do they need to stay out of the elements

  66. Jordan Matherly Says:

    could the trombones go on the roof or do they need to stay out of the elements

  67. Train Horns Says:

    The Maximus Level 4 kit is awesome! It is definitely one of the loudest horn kits I’ve heard.

  68. 619jorden Says:

    i took family pics right where your standing by that train.

  69. 619jorden Says:

    i took family pics right where your standing by that train.

  70. nanais05 Says:

    Where did yall get the kit from????

  71. nanais05 Says:

    Where did yall get the kit from????

  72. MrJackassfan Says:

    What air compressor did u use?

  73. MrJackassfan Says:

    What air compressor did u use?

  74. eatermaneatsyou Says:

    4??? are you on meth?

  75. EZRIDER327 Says:

    No ~ 4Ga is what is correct to handle the current needed

  76. xDjAsOnF Says:

    not loud enough

  77. Maria Leon Says:

    i didit to a police car lol cx

  78. Sebastian Garcia Says:

    I have F250 and i have almost the same kit but i ran it with a 1/2 whose

  79. MisfitMafiaPB Says:

    why do you have carpet in the bed?

  80. motorztv Says:

    It’s just an alternate to a bedliner called the BedRug. It’s an awesome product and holds up well against the elements, even with an open bed.

  81. MisfitMafiaPB Says:

    Oh ok, ive just never seen that before and wanted to know, thanks.

  82. motorztv Says:

    No problem! We’ve had them on several of our project trucks and we have never had any issues with them. It’s a great product!

  83. micheald1324 Says:

    how do you wire the horn to a toggle switch

  84. Nick Silcox Says:

    thats an awesome instillation :)this will help me with my Nathan Airchime K5LA instillation

  85. fbiamny Says:

    Real deal train horn? When was the last time you saw a chrome plated horn on a train?Lets see the real deal, show us the Nathan K3LA, thats the real deal.I myself have a real deal K3LA! I see those are the baby version of them. Ok…

  86. J Corbett Says:

    Where would you put everything if you didn’t have the cover? I don’t have a cover or anything on my pickup and I don’t know where i’m going to put my compressor or air tank.. Any suggestions?

  87. Alex Tadei Says:

    Is there another way to get the wires under the truck? Seeing red and black wires dosn’t look to nice on the outside.. Any suggestions?

  88. ddrhero Says:

    I would have gone with a button rather than a switch to activate the horn.

  89. Samniss Arandeen Says:

    I guess you *can* toot your own horn.

  90. Samniss Arandeen Says:

    I guess you *can* toot your own horn.

  91. StormTecify Says:

    This is a big waist of money

  92. 7247tank7247 Says:

    I’d hook this up to my alarm system

  93. GhostyMist Says:

    told us the consequences and told us to go have fun…..those two things do not go together

  94. Bryce Dickson Says:

    My brother has 44s……. 35s are small

  95. steviiboy1 Says:

    This isn’t a train horn

  96. 348frank348 Says:

    Badass, now that I have installed my train horn I am headed for a drive in the middle of the woods and honk it so that I don’t startle any drivers

  97. Ryan Parra Says:

    Where can I get a relay for a similar train horn? How do I know which relay to get?

  98. crazytaxi1000 Says:

    If its not a Nathan or Leslie horn, its not a train horn. End of story.

  99. basem laion Says:

    price?

  100. inda airboyz Says:

    very kool

  101. Scott Landwehr Says:

    Let your compressor fill the tank…the horn sounds like shit if you do it before its filled.

  102. chuck tone Says:

    arnt train horns illegal

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