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Horn & cruise not working -i need help

About a week ago on my way to school as i turned my steering wheel i heard cracking... later i found that my horn was not working or my cruise control. im afraid that maybe the track is off as well. I replaced the fuss so i know thats not the problem... any suggestions?? Thank you

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Hi there is sounds lie a short in the steering colomb you will have to remove the steering colomb and look inside

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