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Engine horn noise and DLR install.

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Post by Jep_driver Wed 7 Oct 2020 - 13:54

I've only had my wind since mid september but I've already replaced the air box with a cone filter to hear the turbo working because I'm juvenile but this seems to have had the side effect of the engine making a horn like sound when I accelerate sometimes, especially in first gear (I guess it would have been always making this sound but the airbox dampers it). If anyone else has also had this what on earth is it and is it possible to stop or at least quieten it down a bit, I could maybe pull some video from my dashcam a bit later that might have the sound picked up by the mic.

I'm also looking to install some DLRs on the car but instead of just tapping off a 12v line I was wondering if anyone knew if there was a fuse used or unused that I could tap off that turns off when the dipped beam headlights turn on so they can behave like they're legally meant to and not on all the time (if not I guess the only other way would be wiring a switch into the cabin).


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Post by pittstop Wed 7 Oct 2020 - 14:30

Welcome to the club.

Previous lighting problems revealed that the Wind has a mini electronic control unit dedicated to lighting & as far as I could see there was no way to tap into this without specialised knowledge. I unwittingly cured my lighting problem; after the Renault dealer had charged me £60 for an inconclusive (USELESS!) diagnostic check; by pulling all the lighting fuses which re-set the lighting control unit when I replaced them.

When I fitted my DRLs the only convenient 12v; ignition linked; supply I could find was to tap into the ciggy lighter circuit. Crude but it works!!

I also supply power to my Sat Nav & twin charger sockets from there.
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Post by Jep_driver Wed 7 Oct 2020 - 22:09

@pittstop wrote:Welcome to the club.

Previous lighting problems revealed that the Wind has a mini electronic control unit dedicated to lighting & as far as I could see there was no way to tap into this without specialised knowledge. I unwittingly cured my lighting problem; after the Renault dealer had charged me £60 for an inconclusive (USELESS!) diagnostic check; by pulling all the lighting fuses which re-set the lighting control unit when I replaced them.

When I fitted my DRLs the only convenient 12v; ignition linked; supply I could find was to tap into the ciggy lighter circuit. Crude but it works!!

I also supply power to my Sat Nav & twin charger sockets from there.
So a fuse tap off fuse 30 and a switch for manual control? also not specifically for you but this is the sound I'm talking about in the OP https://youtu.(b)e/W48BKJvfHZA

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Post by pittstop Thu 8 Oct 2020 - 8:37

I wasn't subtle enough to tap into the fuse box I just cut into the wire to the ciggie lighter & then put an in line fuse between there & the lights. 

You could put in an in line switch but I didn't bother so my DRLs are on all the time my ignition is on.

My history of working on cars from the 60s & 70s probably makes me look for the basic solution avoiding modern electronics as much as possible.
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