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Did you try it and that's what it is? Very common failure on older vehicles or high mileage. Most people ask what the clock spring is. It's the electrical connection between the movable part of the steering wheel and the stationary column. It's behind the airbag in the steering wheel and is a flat ribbon cable type wire coiled in circles like an old wind up "clock spring", usually inside a plastic housing so you never actually see the spring. As you turn left and right it "winds up and winds down" over time like any metal bending back and forth it will eventually break. That's where you start loosing the air bag connection, cruise control, and any other electrical switches on the wheel, the simplest of which is the horn. Turning the wheel back and forth gets the broken ends to touch enough to sound the horn then open again going the other way. Had one replaced on my car a few months ago.Rudi wrote:Jeff:
Why thank you kind sir.... I will have to tell the guys about that the next time the car goes in.......
so, now tell my how you knew that.
Scrivet wrote:Does your horn work? If not press the button and hold it in while turning the steering wheel back and forth a half revolution or so. Does the horn sound intermittently?
Does your horn work? If not press the button and hold it in while turning the steering wheel back and forth a half revolution or so. Does the horn sound intermittently?
A word of caution: Don't try this while sitting behind a motorcycle gang at a red light.
Great! Now I'll spend the rest of the day looking at Trunk Monkey videos. Then I'll have to look at the Badger ones as well because those are good to and I haven't watched them in awhile.
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