13498: SA314 Siren Speaker Mounting Bracket

13498: SA314 Siren Speaker Mounting Bracket
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Automotive: Sirens/Switches
ENGINEERING COMPANY INC.
51 Winthrop Road
Chester, Connecticut 06412-0684
Phone: (860) 526-9504
Fax: (860) 526-4078
Internet: www.whelen.com
Sales e-mail: autosale@whelen.com
Canadian Sales e-mail: autocan@whelen.com
Customer Service e-mail: custserv@whelen.com
Installation Guide:
SA314 Siren Speaker
1998-2002 Crown Victoria
DANGER!
Sirens produces extremely loud emergency warning tones! Exposure to these
tones without proper and adequate hearing protection, could cause ear damage and/or hearing
loss! The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (www.osha.gov) provides information
necessary to determine safe exposure times in Occupational Noise Exposure Section 1910.95.
Until you have determined the safe exposure times for your specific application, operators and
anyone else in the immediate vicinity should be required to wear an approved hearing protection
device. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS RECOMMENDATION COULD CAUSE HEARING LOSS!
Safety First
This document provides all the necessary information to allow your Whelen product to be properly and safely installed.
Before beginning the installation and/or operation of your new product, the installation technician and operator must
read this manual completely. Important information is contained herein that could prevent serious injury or damage.
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Proper installation of this product requires the installer to have a good understanding of automotive electronics,
systems and procedures.
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If mounting this product requires drilling holes, the installer MUST be sure that no vehicle components or other
vital parts could be damaged by the drilling process. Check both sides of the mounting surface before drilling
begins. Also de-burr any holes and remove any metal shards or remnants. Install grommets into all wire
passage holes.
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If this manual states that this product may be mounted with suction cups, magnets, tape or Velcro™, clean the
mounting surface with a 50/50 mix of isopropyl alcohol and water and dry thoroughly.
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Do not install this product or route any wires in the deployment area of your air bag. Equipment mounted or
located in the air bag deployment area will damage or reduce the effectiveness of the air bag, or become a
projectile that could cause serious personal injury or death. Refer to your vehicle owners manual for the air bag
deployment area. The User/Installer assumes full responsibility to determine proper mounting location, based
on providing ultimate safety to all passengers inside the vehicle.
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For this product to operate at optimum efficiency, a good electrical connection to chassis ground must be
made. The recommended procedure requires the product ground wire to be connected directly to the NEGATIVE
(-) battery post.
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If this product uses a remote device to activate or control this product, make sure this control is located in an
area that allows both the vehicle and the control to be operated safely in any driving condition. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO ACTIVATE OR CONTROL THIS DEVICE IN A HAZARDOUS DRIVING SITUATION.
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It is recommended that these instructions be stored in a safe place and
referred to when performing maintenance and/or reinstallation of this
product.
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FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND
INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN DAMAGE TO THE PRODUCT OR
VEHICLE AND/OR SERIOUS INJURY TO YOU AND YOUR PASSENGERS!
ACTIVATION OF THIS
SIREN MAY DAMAGE
UNPROTECTED EARS!
CAUTION
Wear
Protection!
Loud siren noise can cause
hearing damage and/or loss.
Refer to OSHA Section 1910.95 prior
to putting ANY siren into service!
For warranty information regarding this product, visit www.whelen.com/warranty
©1999 Whelen Engineering Company Inc.
Form No.13498C (050208)
Page 1
If you have a Crown Victoria built after the year 2001, you will find that the
vehicle horn is installed in the mounting location described below. In order to
install this siren, you must first remove the vehicle horn and install it where it is
found on the 1998 to 2000 model Crown Victoria. (See: Moving the Vehicle Horn)
1.
First attach the siren to the bracket using the supplied screws and washers
as shown in figure 1.
2.
Next you will need to remove the black plastic cover that covers the front of
the engine compartment. there are 3 clips that twist open, holding the cover
on. (Refer to vehicle manual)
3.
On the radiator cross member you will find 2 sets of holes, one square, one
round (Fig. 2). Insert the 2 extruded “U” nuts into the square hole so the
extended screw sleeve goes into the round hole and faces toward the back
of the vehicle. (The “U” nut must clip onto the cross member)
5.
6.
Next take the
bracket with siren
attached, place it
on the mounting
surface and attach
it by screwing the
2 supplied bolts
into the 2 “U” nuts
(Fig. 3).
Slide the 2 supplied extruded “U” nuts into these existing
holes in the front of the radiator cross member. (The screw
sleeve faces the rear.)
Insert “U” nut into
square hole, screw
sleeve in round hole facing
the rear of the vehicle
Now secure the
bracket on top by
screwing in the 3
supplied
self
tapping
screws.
(You will need to
use a drill with a
socket attached.)
CROSS MEMBER
4.
EXTRUDED “U” NUT
SCREW SLEEVE WILL FACE
TOWARD THE REAR OF THE CAR.
Attach siren to bracket
using the 4 screws and
washers. (Supplied)
Fig. 1
Using a drill and socket, insert the 3 Self Tapping screws
(Supplied) into the 3 holes on top.
SECURE TOP OF BRACKET THE
3 SELF TAPPING SCREWS .
The 2 bolts
thread into the
“U” Nuts here.
CROSS MEMBER
Installation:
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
Extend the WHITE (Positive) and BLACK (Negative) speaker wires to your siren amplifier
and connect as shown in the amplifiers instructions.
ACTIVATION OF THIS
SIREN MAY DAMAGE
UNPROTECTED EARS!
CAUTION
BATTERY
COOLANT FILL
FAN GUARD
Wear
Protection!
Loud siren noise can cause
hearing damage and/or loss.
Refer to OSHA Section 1910.95 prior
to putting ANY siren into service!
RADIATOR CROSS MEMBER
WARNING: The siren speaker
wires must exit through the bottom of the siren. The wire hole is
also the drainage hole for the siren. Improper mounting will not
only result in siren driver failure,
but will also void the warranty.
Moving the Vehicle Horn:
RADIATOR
Remove the vehicle horn from its present location
(A). Mount the horn on the black metal cross
member located right below the horns original
mounting location (B). (A new mounting bolt for the
horn is included with your siren) Now you may
mount the siren in the location described above.
siren as described above.
RADIATOR CROSS MEMBER
A
FAN
RD
GUA
B
Page 2
Note: You may have to mount the horn on
a slight angle to accommodate the
tab located near the mounting bolt
on the horn’s bracket.
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