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Air bag light is on and horn works but cruise control guit working could it still be the clockspring?

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Yes it could. You should check with a dealer to see if there are any applicable recalls your van qualifies for.

I believe there was one for the 97-98 Caravans. I am not sure if it includes the 00 year or not.

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