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The Citroen horn is an electromechanical apparatus fitted in the car which produces a loud noise, intended for use as a warning signal. The horn would be applied in an emergency situation, with the intention of avoiding a possible accident or a dangerous situation. The horn should only be used as an alert to other road users, to inform them of your presence.
The horn is usually housed in a metal casing, which acts as an amplifier, and situated under the bonnet in the engine compartment, behind the front grille. It's normally secured in a bracket which is bolted into place. The horn should be fully functional with all components fitted securely and in good working order. The design of the front grille is usually such that the sound emitted from the horn can travel and dissipate through it and out of the car, enabling it to easily be heard by other road users. The controls to operate the horn should be within easy reach of the driver and working properly. The horn is usually operated by a control on the steering column stalk or by pressing a button in the middle of the steering wheel. There are many different horns on the market with a variety of sounds. To ensure a product that complies with MOT regulations and one that will be a simple to fit and suitable for your car, it's worth buying the Citroen horn which is designed to be compatible with the make and model of your vehicle.
There are typically two types of horn used in passenger motor vehicles but both work using a diaphragm, normally constructed of spring steel, which vibrates to produce the sound. A higher frequency/HF horn has a diaphragm with a resonator plate fixed to it which serves to amplify the sound. A windtone horn uses a trumpet design which amplifies the sound when the diaphragm causes air to vibrate through it. Both types use electromagnetism, with the use of a coil wire which makes an electromagnet, to make the diaphragm vibrate which produces the sound. Essentially, the horn has an electrical contact which is attached to and activated by the diaphragm, and works with an electrical current sourced from the car's battery.
Because of their location in the vehicle, horns are subject to damage from water and dirt which can cause the electrical connections and mounting bracket to corrode. Rust is a common cause of a malfunctioning horn. Faults can arise with the circuit, cables and connections, the horn itself or the operating switch. It's important that a broken horn on a vehicle is replaced as soon as possible. Buying the Citroen horn will guarantee you get a part that's manufactured for your specific car make and model, giving you the ideal replacement that will fit well and perform properly.
- Citroën was the first company to offer credit for buying cars! André Citroën registered a consumer credit company for the sole purpose of providing car buyers with the credit they'd need to buy one of his cars!
- French president Charles de Gaulle's life was saved by Citroën not once, but twice. In 1961 a Citroën DS managed to stay intact despite there being a bomb made of plastic explosive, dynamite, oil, and nails. It even managed to drive away from the scene. In 1962, de Gaulle was attacked again, this time with machine guns, but the Citroën again managed to get away from the would-be assassins.
- Unfortunately, the founder of Citroën went bankrupt in 1934, even though the cars they produced were selling well and incredibly popular. The company exists today because tyre company Michelin bought the majority of shares in the company.
- Thanks to Citroën, the French driver Sebastien Loeb is the single most successful driver in the entire history of the World Rallying Championship. Nine consecutive driver's titles were won by Loeb in the time between 2004 and 2012, driving cars such as the Xsara, the C4, and the DS3.
- The founder of the company, André Citroën, is renowned as something of a genius when it comes to marketing. He specifically targeted adverts for the 1922 Citroën Type C at women owners, and soon after the car became very popular, earning the nickname 'Petit Citron' after the distinctive lemon yellow paint job.