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My horn stoped working and my air bag light stays on my 2001 dodge dakota

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Your clock spring is bad if you have cruise control it probably doesn't work either. its easy to replace your self a new one costs about $250.00 I got a used one at apick your own parts junk yard for $25.00.You can get a step by step how to replace it if you search clock spring replacement. Their also was a recall on some of them check with adealer

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SOURCE: Cruise control,and radio controls on steering wheel, now air bag

The problem is the coiled ribbon contact under the steering wheel (we call it the clock-spring contact) that connects the stereing wheel controls to the steering column wiring harness, this is a printed circuit that is coiled to allow the wheel to move and still have a psychical contact for the wheel switch's and the airbag, anyway replace that contact coil, u must disarm the airbag to do this repair, follow the factory procedure to do this or serious injury can result if the airbag fires.

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SOURCE: air bag light stays on & horn does not work

replace the clock-spring ribbon contact under the steering wheel, that is the problem, u have lost the connection due to a broken ribbon contact.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: air blowing warm in 2001 dodge dakota

get the a/c condensor recharged with a freon substitute, i use "red-tek 12a refrigerant", it is much safer than freon and is ozone friendly.

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SOURCE: Air bag light stays onall the time

It has a bad clock spring.No recall,typical wear & tear. Don't try to replace it yourself!!

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SOURCE: 2001 Dodge Stratus, cruise control doesn't work,

blown fuse the air bag light needs to be reset by dissconecting the 12volt side of the batt. for 2-min then recconected

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