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Horn, Steering Wheel, Cruise Control

Everything that has its power connected to the steering wheel isn't working. This includes the horn, stereo controls, cruise control buttons, etc.

Do you know how I can fix this? I checked the fuse and it wasn't blown.

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  • bma0823 Jan 08, 2009

    Just looked this up... Does this mean why airbag isn't working?



    You say that it allows electrical connection while the wheel turns, but what if this problem exists all the time, even when the wheel isn't turning? Is the clock spring still the problem?

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Same problem here, no air bag light on bug no horn either and new clock spring ,

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    James Spero Nov 02, 2013

    New clock spring still no luck and my airbag is working fine, it's like something is unplugged or maybe a relay. I am getting a ( can not connect to central electrical unit ) when being test threw obd with a snap on tester

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Replace the Clock spring. It is mounted behind steering wheel. It alows electrical connection while the wheel turns.

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  • CrawfordS Jan 09, 2009

    Yes it still would be the problem. I guess I should have worded the bettter. The clock spring allows the electrical connection to turn with the wheel.

  • roller_face Jun 30, 2011

    I replaced my cockspring, no luck... I guess if the "airbag" light isn't on, it isn't the clockspring... now what?

  • James Spero
    James Spero Nov 04, 2013

    2002 glx v6 awd passat, Clock spring is good, heated seats don't work either along with garage door opener

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