Safety Message to Installers of Siren Speakers

Safety Message to Installers of Siren Speakers
Mounting Instructions for Rumbler®
Speakers in the 2015 Dodge® Charger
25500215A Rev. A1 1214
Safety Message to Installers of Siren Speakers
People’s lives depend on your proper installation and servicing of Federal Signal products. It is important
to read and follow all instructions shipped with this product and the original product. Listed below are
some other important safety instructions and precautions you should follow:
Before Installation
Qualifications
• To properly install an electronic siren, you must have a good understanding of automotive electrical
procedures and systems, along with proficiency in the installation and service of safety warning
equipment. Always refer to the vehicle’s service manuals when installing equipment on a vehicle.
Sound Hazards
• Your hearing and the hearing of others, in or near your emergency vehicle, could be damaged by
loud sounds. This can occur from short exposures to very loud sounds, or from longer exposures
to moderately loud sounds. For hearing conservation guidance, refer to federal, state, or local
recommendations. OSHA Standard 1910.95 offers guidance on “Permissible Noise Exposure.”
• All effective sirens and horns produce loud sounds (120 dB) that may cause permanent hearing loss.
Always minimize your exposure to the sound of the siren or horn and wear hearing protection. Do not
sound the siren or horn indoors or in enclosed areas where you and others will be exposed to the sound.
• Federal Signal siren amplifiers and speakers are designed to work together as a system. Combining
a siren and speaker from different manufacturers may reduce the warning effectiveness of the siren
system and may damage the components. You should verify or test your combination to make sure
the system works together properly and meets federal, state and local standards or guidelines.
During Installation
• DO NOT get metal shavings inside the product. Metal shavings can cause the system to fail. If
drilling must be done near the unit, place an ESD-approved cover over the unit to prevent metal
shavings from entering the unit. Inspect the unit after mounting to be sure there are no shavings
present in or near the unit.
• To avoid a battery explosion, always disconnect the negative battery cable first and reconnect it last.
Avoid causing a spark when connecting near or to the battery. The gases produced by a battery can
caused a battery explosion that could result in vehicle damage and serious injury.
• DO NOT connect this system to the vehicle battery until ALL other electrical connections are
made, mounting of all components is complete, and you have verified that no shorts exist. If wiring
is shorted to the vehicle frame, high current conductors can cause hazardous sparks resulting in
electrical fires or flying molten metal.
• Be sure the siren amplifier and speaker(s) in your installation have compatible wattage ratings.
Mounting Instructions for Rumbler Speakers in a 2015 Dodge Charger
• In order for the electronic siren to function properly, the ground connection must be made to the
NEGATIVE battery terminal.
• Sound output will be severely reduced if any objects are in front of the speaker. If maximum sound
output is required for your application, you should ensure that the front of the speaker is clear of any
obstructions.
• Install the speaker(s) as far forward on the vehicle as possible, in a location that provides maximum
signaling effectiveness while minimizing the sound reaching the vehicle’s occupants. Refer to the
National Institute of Justice guide 500-00 for further information.
• Sound propagation and warning effectiveness will be severely reduced if the speaker is not facing
forward. Carefully follow the installation instructions and always install the speaker with the
projector facing forward.
• DO NOT install the speaker(s) or route the speaker wires where they may interfere with the
operation of airbag sensors.
• If a vehicle seat is temporary removed, verify with the vehicle manufacturer if the seat needs to be
recalibrated for proper airbag deployment.
• Installation of two speakers requires that you wire the speakers in phase.
• Never attempt to install aftermarket equipment, which connects to the vehicle wiring, without
reviewing a vehicle wiring diagram, which is available from the vehicle manufacturer. Insure that
your installation will not affect vehicle operation and safety functions or circuits. Always check
vehicle for proper operation after installation.
• DO NOT install equipment or route wiring or cord in the deployment path of an airbag.
• Locate the control head so the vehicle, controls, and microphone can be operated safely.
• When drilling into a vehicle structure, be sure that both sides of the surface are clear of anything that
could be damaged.
• If a vehicle seat is temporarily removed, verify with the vehicle manufacturer if the seat needs to be
recalibrated for proper airbag deployment.
After Installation
• After installation, test the siren system and light system to ensure that it is operating properly.
• Test all vehicle functions, including horn operation, vehicle safety functions and vehicle light
systems, to ensure proper operation. Ensure that installation has not affected vehicle operation or
changed any vehicle safety function or circuit.
• After testing is complete, provide a copy of these instructions to the instructional staff and all
operating personnel.
• File these instructions in a safe place and refer to them when maintaining or reinstalling the product.
Failure to follow all safety precautions and instructions may result in property damage, serious injury,
or death.
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RB-CHGR15 Mounting Kit
Mounting Instructions for Rumbler Speakers in a 2015 Dodge Charger
Unpacking the Product
After unpacking the product, inspect it for damage that may have occurred in transit. If it has been
damaged, do not attempt to install or operate it. File a claim immediately with the carrier, stating the
extent of damage. Carefully check all envelopes, shipping labels, and tags before removing or destroying
them. Ensure that the parts listed in Table 1 are included in the package. If you are missing any parts,
contact Customer Support at 1-800-264-3578, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (CT). Disposal
of all shipping materials must be carried out in accordance with national and local codes and standards
Introduction
The RB-CHGR15 is a mounting kit for the Federal Signal Rumbler® low-frequency signaling system.
This kit mounts both speakers to the front bumper of the 2015 Charger.
Unpacking the Kit
After unpacking the kit, inspect it for damage that may have occurred in transit. If it has been damaged,
do not attempt to install or operate it. File a claim immediately with the carrier, stating the extent of
damage. Carefully check all envelopes, shipping labels, and tags before removing or destroying them.
Ensure that the parts in the Kit Contents List are included in the package. If you are missing any parts,
contact Customer Support at 1-800-264-3578, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (CT).
Table 1 Kit contents
Qty.
2
2
2
2
2
12
12
Description
Bracket, RB-CHGR15, Short
Bracket, RB-CHGR15, Long
5/16"-18 Hex Hd. Screw
5/16" Lockwasher
5/16"-18 Hex Nut
Screw, #14, Hex Washer Head,TEK
1/4" Lockwasher
Part Number
828301264
828301265
7002A005-20
7074A020
7059125
7011243-16
7074A016
Installing the Brackets
INSTALL SPEAKER AWAY FROM FUEL TANK AND FUEL LINES: Do not install the speaker near
the fuel tank or fuel lines. Installing the speaker too close to fuel line/tank areas may cause fuel
leakage or a fire during a vehicle collision, causing personal injury or death.
MOUNTING PRECAUTIONS: To avoid reducing the sound output and damaging the speaker,
ensure that the speaker is mounted with the wires protruding from the bottom of the speaker.
Failure to follow this warning may cause serious injury or death.
SPEAKER MOUNTING PRECAUTION: To avoid reducing the sound output and damaging the
speaker, ensure that the speaker is mounted with the slots facing the ground.
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Mounting Instructions for Rumbler Speakers in a 2015 Dodge Charger
USE ONLY WITH RUMBLER AMPLIFIER: This speaker is designed to only be used with the
Rumbler Amplifier. Do not connect this speaker directly to a standard electronic siren. Connecting
this speaker directly to a standard electronic siren will greatly reduce the effectiveness of the
siren signal. When installing this speaker, always refer to the Rumbler low frequency amplifier
installation and operating instructions (part no. 2562420) for more detailed information about the
siren system and how to install, service and operate the system safely. Instruction manuals are
available for viewing or download at www.fedsig.com. Failure to follow all safety precautions and
instructions may result in property damage, serious injury, or death.
DRILLING PRECAUTIONS: Before drilling holes, check the area you are drilling into to be sure
you do not damage vehicle components while drilling. All drilled holes should be de-burred and
all sharp edges should be smoothed. All wire routings going through drilled holes should be
protected by a grommet or convolute/split loom tubing.
Figure 1 Exploded view of speaker installation
#14 SCREWS AND 1/4" LOCKWASHERS SECURE SHORT
BRACKET TO TOP OF BUMPER
#14 SCREWS AND 1/4"
LOCKWASHERS SECURE
LONG BRACKET TO
BOTTOM OF BUMPER
5/16" HARDWARE (6)
WITH SPEAKERS.
5/16" HARDWARE
(2) WITH KIT.
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RB-CHGR15 Mounting Kit
Mounting Instructions for Rumbler Speakers in a 2015 Dodge Charger
Installing the Speakers (without PBX03 Pushbumper)
NOTE: The factory horns will have to be relocated. If you are using the IPX-GRL9 kit, mounting holes
are provided for the factory horns.
To install the speakers:
1. See Figure 1. Assemble a short and a long bracket using two 1-1/4" long, 5/16" bolts and nuts
supplied with the Rumbler kit (no lockwashers at this time). Finger-tighten the fasteners.
2. See Figure 2. Install the passenger-side speaker first. Using the assembly as a template, position the
center of the passenger-side bracket 11-7/8" to center of the bumper. Mark the six mounting holes.
Figure 2 Positions of brackets with speakers on front bumper
11-7/8"
23-15/16"
3. Drill the marked holes with a 13/64" drill.
290A7970
4. Install the bottom long bracket with three #14 screws and lockwashers. Do not over tighten.
5. Install the top short bracket with three #14 screws and lockwashers. Do not over tighten.
6. See Figure 3 on page 6. Cut the plastic radiator air baffle to clear the Rumbler speaker.
7. Slide the speaker into the bands with the Rumbler logo toward the center of the vehicle. Secure the
speaker with the 5/16" hardware supplied with the Rumbler kit.
8. For the driver side, repeat Steps 1 through 7 with the center of the bracket 23-15/16" from the center
of the passenger-side bracket as shown in Figure 2.
9. After you have mounted the speakers, connect the supplied wire harness to the leads from the
amplifier. For details, refer to the instructions included with the amplifier.
SOUND HAZARD: All effective sirens and horns produce loud sounds (120 dB) that may cause
permanent hearing loss. Always minimize you exposure to siren sound and wear hearing
protection. Do not sound siren indoors or in enclosed areas where you and others will be exposed
to the sound.
10. Test the siren for proper operstion.
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Mounting Instructions for Rumbler Speakers in a 2015 Dodge Charger
Figure 3 Dimensions of cutout in passenger-side baffle for Rumbler
3-1/4"
5-1/2"
2-3/4"
NOTE: CUT DRIVER-SIDE BAFFLE
TO SAME DIMENSIONS.
Figure 4 Speakers with brackets in position for installation
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RB-CHGR15 Mounting Kit
Mounting Instructions for Rumbler Speakers in a 2015 Dodge Charger
Installing the Speakers (with PBX03 Push Bumper)
NOTE: The factory horns will have to be relocated. The IPX-GRL9 kit will not work with the Rumblers
and PBX03. Use the appropriate light channel on the push bumper.
To install the speakers:
1. See Figure 1 on page 4. Assemble a short and a long bracket using one 1-1/4" long, 5/16" bolt and
nut supplied with this kit (no lockwashers at this time). Finger-tighten the fasteners.
2. See Figure 5. Install the passenger-side speaker first. Using the assembly as a template, position the
center of the passenger-side bracket 8-7/8" to center of the bumper. Mark the six mounting holes.
Figure 5 Positions of brackets on front bumper
8-7/8"
17-3/4"
3. Drill the marked holes with a 13/64" drill.
4. Install the bottom long bracket with three #14 screws and lockwashers. Do not over tighten.
5. Install the top short bracket with three #14 screws and lockwashers. Do not over tighten.
6. Secure the two brackets together with one 1-1/4" long, 5/16" bolt, nut, and lockwasher supplied with
this kit.
7. Slide the speaker into the bands with the Rumbler logo toward the center of the vehicle. Secure the
speaker with the 5/16" hardware supplied with the Rumbler kit.
8. For the driver side, repeat Steps 1 through 7 with the center of the bracket 17-3/4" from the center of
the passenger-side bracket as shown in Figure 2.
9. See Figure 6. Cut 3/8" from the center uprights on the fascia support to clear the Rumbler speaker.
Figure 6 Trim the fascia support
REMOVE 3/8"
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Mounting Instructions for Rumbler Speakers in a 2015 Dodge Charger
10. After you have mounted the speakers, connect the supplied wire harness to the leads from the
amplifier. For details, refer to the instructions included with the amplifier
Getting Technical Support and Service
Federal Signal Corporation will service your equipment or provide technical assistance with any
problems that cannot be handled locally. Any product returned to Federal Signal for service, inspection,
or repair must be accompanied by a Return Material Authorization number. The RMA number can be
obtained from your local distributor or Federal Signal. Please provide a brief explanation of the service
requested or the nature of the malfunction. Contact your local dealer/distributor for replacement parts
availability or contact the Federal Signal Service Department (7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday,
Central Time) at:
Service Department
Federal Signal Corporation
2645 Federal Signal Drive
University Park, IL 60484-3167
800-433-9132, 800-343-9706 (fax)
2645 Federal Signal Drive, University Park, IL 60484-3167
Tel.: (800) 264-3578 • Fax: (800) 682-8022
www.fedsig.com
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Rumbler is a registered trademark of Federal Signal Corp.
Dodge is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC.
RB-CHGR15 Mounting Kit
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