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On my 2001 mercury cougar the Airbag light flashes and my cruise control and horn stoppedworking

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You should have it scanned but from what you say it sounds like the clock spring let go and it has to be replaced it is behind the steering wheel have a professional replace this part because if your not carful the air bags can go off.

Posted on Feb 13, 2014

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SOURCE: horn,airbag light,cruise control

Sounds like a bad clockspring

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG MAY BECOME DISABLED DUE TO A FAILURE OF THE CLOCKSPRING, WHICH IS LOCATED IN THE HUB OF THE STEERING WHEEL. Consequence Summary: THIS CONDITION WILL MANIFEST ITSELF THROUGH ILLUMINATION OF THE AIR BAG WARNING LAMP, AND COULD EVENTUALLY RESULT IN A DRIVER'S AIR BAG OPEN CIRCUIT, IF THE PART IS NOT REPLACED IN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME. Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CLOCKSPRING ASSEMBLY ON ALL COVERED VEHICLES WITH 70,000 MILES OR LESS. FOR THOSE VEHICLES WITH MORE THAN 70,000 MILES, DAIMLERCHRYSLER WILL OFFER AN EXTENDED LIFETIME WARRANTY UNDER WHICH IT WILL REPLACE THE CLOCKSPRING AT NO CHARGE IF IT FAILS. DAIMLERCHRYSLER WILL ALSO REIMBURSE OWNERS WHO HAVE PAID TO HAVE THE CLOCKSPRING REPLACED ON THEIR VEHICLES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 12, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403. A malfunctioning clockspring can also effect your cruise control,radio, wipers, and your horn relay. This can also happen one at a time til none of these are working.The solotion is to get the clockspring replaced . I DO NOT suggest you doing this on your own!

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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SOURCE: airbag light comes on, horn and cruise control won't work

these vans are known to have faulty clock springs, which can cause the problems. I think there's a recall on them...give your local Chrysler dealer a call.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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SOURCE: airbag light, no horn or cruise control

You need to install a new colckspring. Go to dealer parts department and ask them to show you the diagram. You have to pull the steering wheel. Be sute to disconnect the battery because you could deploy your airbag. Good Luck!

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: cruise control and horn does not work

Test and replace the clockspring. Everything you mentioned runs through it first before splitting off different paths to thier own components. It is behind the steering wheel. Remember to disconnect the battery first before making any repairs.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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