Maybe You got lucky. But everytime I use mine it reminds me of the roadrunner. I hope to get them replaced this weekend.I was always wondering what people find so terrible with the Rio horn. Some said it does not represent the character of the car. I thought it just sounds like any other car out there and after all it is just a horn. Then I came across another Rio at the parking garage when the owner just locked the door (and I heard the honk) and I thought that sounds really... cute, more like something you will find in a scooter.
What strikes me is that the horn on my Rio sounds so different from what I heard this morning. I have not done any modifications on that part so I am wondering which one is the real horn. I tried to find some video examples online but was not successful so far. Was Kia running out of the cute ones when they manufactured my car and gave it a grown up size?
Tony, your last post kinda confused me. My rio has two horns one located between the front bumper and the radiator next to the license plate and one on the back side of the engine. When you said the rio has 1 horn did you mean just one tone or just one physical horn?@KCOPE316, I think the Optima sounds better because it has 2 horns (low / high tone). The Rio only has 1 horn (high tone). If you either add a second low tone horn or replace the single high tone horn with a low/high tone horm combo you will get the same Optima sound.
See attached diagram. #3 in the diagram is the horn.
Yeah, I didn't like the sound of the horn one bit and that's why I swapped it out. I too thought my rio had 2 horns but if you see the diagram Tony flags posted I the first post of this page you'll see that in the rio 5 the one closer to the firewall is actually the burglar alarm horn.The number of horns depends on the country. My U.S. 2012 Rio 5 SX has one horn located at the rear of the right fender well, inside the engine compartment, close to the firewall. When I blow it people look for a Vespa.