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None of the things on the steering wheel work. no horn cruise control, radio ect

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Is the air bag light on? Most likely a clock spring failure. Located in behind the steering wheel. Have a pro look at it as this spring assembly needs to be installed/timed properly and can cause premature air bag deployment if not repaired properly

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My horn isn't working on a Chevy equinox but it's a new horn. What could be wrong with it..and my cruise control don't qork. Is it my steering wheel?


Was Cruise Control working before the New Horn was installed? The power supply to the Horn, (input to ground wire) is connected to the Cruise Control Module (CCM). This CCM is wired to the Relay Switch Box located in the Engine Bay. The Relay Box cover will have a Chart indicating what function each Relay coresponds to. Your local autoparts store (AutoZone) can test the Relay Switch, and you'll know (if any Relay) need to be replaced.

The CCM is also wired to the Steering Wheel, but first passes through the Clock Spring Coil, located just behind the Steering Wheel. The Clock Spring allowes for the Function Buttons on the Steering Wheel to have power while Steering Wheel spins.

The Clock Spring can malfunction or break, its rare, but this will cut power to the Function Buttons on Steering Wheel. If ALL the buttons on Steering Wheel dont work, then the Clock Spring is the Culprit. The Coil may need to be replaced.

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But first check the Relay Switch Box and examine the Harness Cables connecting (Steering Wheel--to--CCM--to--Relay Switch Box--to--Battery Supply).

Also if Cruise Control was working before the new Horn was installed and now not working, then most likely the Problem is a bad wire connection somewhere and/or is a faulty Relay.

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Brake lites on as soon i turn car on radio and horn dos not work sometimes the airbag lighitcomes on then the radio and horn is working and brake lightes is working normal wones the airbag light goes of ...


bad english accepted i come from the east end of london originally where english is the third language ,so what iam reading here is you have a problem with horn and the lights ,Now on this model if my memory serves me correct the brake lights will come on with the handbrake on ,but if its a auto version then the brake lights could be affected cruise control and what i think without a look myself is that the wires on the bottom of the steering wheel for the cruise and the radio horn ect run through the steering column and somehow they are damaged or twisted up and the only way is to remove the steering wheel to have a look ,to do this you must disconnect the battery first because if the airbag goes off accidently and your head is in the way then your dead .To get the stering wheel off you will have to remove the airbag unit first ,think its two torq 20 screws but it could be a 7mm headed nut ,remove the airbag then unplug it and then you can undo the big nut in the middle ,cannot remember the size of the nut though but once its off then the steering wheel comes off but its on a splined shaft so it may need a puller to get it off but i often use a piece of wood under a spoke and hit it with a 2kg hammer ,doesnt always work first time but normaly it does then you will tracks for the different controls .

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Your issue is most likely the clock spring which is part of the air bag system.

All of the signals controlling these functions are routed through the clock spring.

Should cost around 200-300 to have it done, or more like 100-150 if you do it yourself. You must know what you are doing though as the airbag system is not to be taken lightly.

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