Question about 2004 Dodge Durango
Try disconnecting the vehicles battery for about 5 minutes.
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
This is no doubt a problem with the components used in the radio ,you will find that when it warms up it will function perfectly .The components used are not of top quality ,but no doubt made in china and when it gets cold the conductivity of the components change causing this problem that you describe ,once the vehicle warms up with the heater on it will work.My made in china car radio does exactly the same but once the inside of the car warms up its perfect.
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
This problem is caused by the connection point under the steering wheel called the "ROTATING CLOCK SPRING CONTACT" this is a coiled up ribbon electrical contact that allows for the physical connection to the radio from the steering wheel, it spools up and un-spools to preform this feat, after years the plastic filment breaks and you loose the contact to the radio from the steering wheel switches, other symptoms can be no horn, no cruise control and a blinking airbag light, it can be one or all these symptoms, to replace this u will need to disarm the airbag and remove the steering wheel.
How-To Replace a Clockspring
I had once been one of those poor unfortunates who accidentally broke my Clockspring while doing a Steering Wheel modification. I hear many of you have also had a similar problem, and so I bring you this "How-to.."
Clocksprings are a one time deal unfortunatly.. You bust it, its busted; it can't be fixed and they are expensive to replace. They control your Horn, SRS, and keep the Steering Wheel Electronics connected to the rest of the vehicle.
1. Take off the steering wheel/hub-adaptor
2. Remove the two screws that are on the front of the Clockspring and then unplug the wires attached at the bottom of the Clockspring.
3. The Clockspring attaches using 2 Clips (A and B below)
Which slides into a slot like so... 4. Use a Flat Head screwdriver and insert, then lift gently and the Clockspring should pop right out (also relieving Clip B at the bThis morning when I turned on my Durango, the - b5eefc3.jpgmatically.)
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
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