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I have a 98 dodge caravan. The airbag light is on and the horn doesn't work. The heat and a/c don't work when the van is not physically running. So it doesn't work with just the battery turned on. The same is with my signal lights. Are they not supposed to work with out the engine started? Or is there something more wrong with it? Could it be a bad clockspring for the horn and airbags? And what could be causing the other problems? The battery light is on too.

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These are the atypical symptoms of a defective clockspring coiled contact.

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SOURCE: 1997 Dodge Caravan Horn and Airbag light

It's the " clock spring " . Dodge has a lifetime recall / replacement on this part. Somehow it controls the air bag and is tied into the horn and cruise control .

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