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Horn and cruise control dont work, what to do?

Horn and cruise control do not work.I have read something about the contact ring in steering wheel go bad in these trucks.Is it a contact ring or wires?

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It is wires wound around in a circle within a plastic housing called a clockspring. The clockspring lives behind the steering wheel and connects your horn, cruise and most importantly the airbag. Usually it is the airbag that is first to quit with a light on the dash coming on.

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