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Is there a chip behind the airbag of the steering wheel that can break and cause the horn not to honk? Does this require the airbag to be removed in order to fix?

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There is no chip but a metal tang, first remove the positive battery cable and do not touch anything for 5 minutes next get the side plates off the steering wheel where the air bag bolts are, it will require a special wrench that looks like a tork head screw with a hole in it, it's a number 8 I believe, next remove screws and disconnect the air bag harness do not let it touch any electrical system with voltage 3.5 volts is all it takes to blow air bag. next look at the plate there is a plate that must come off and under the plate there will be a bent piece of copper that is the horn commutator that's where your problem will most li key be. You will have to buy it from a dealer.

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