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Ai bags & Horn

My son had an accident and the air bags deployed. Now the horn doesn't work. Can I correct the horn problem on my own without having to replace the airbags at this time?

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You will have to install a switch in the steering colum whwre the airbag mounted, of course you will have to remove the airbag a good used airbag is about $200 a new one a lot more.

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