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Clock spring clicks and horn is not working. Any suggestions?

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SOURCE: My horn doesn't work and the airbag light is on

Some Chrysler products have this "clockspring issue" (my Plymouth Voyager did) and it can cause those symptoms. I did an online search for recalls on the 1998 Prizm and came up with nothing mentioning a clockspring, so that is probably not be related to your car. I can think of a couple of possibilities: 1) You have two separate problems - you had an air bag issue, and now your horn died (you could try replacing your horn to see if that problem goes away).
2) You have a problem that is on a circuit that is connected to the same circuit card in the car's computer that controls the air bag and the horn, and because they're all on the same "circuit" your seeing problems in these other systems.
I would suggest doing electrical checks (fuses, wiring, connections, etc. - be careful around the airbag and it's circuitry (you might want a technician to do this).

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Alero horn not working - new clock spring

you have to replace air bag . because your horn pad contact switches made in bag . when bag deployed it mess your contact switches .its going to cost you 700.00 dollars. have to fix it . or your car wont pass state inspection.sorry it happen . good luck.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: horn not working due to clock spring

The part is still available from GM. It is part # 94857236.

You must be careful when replacing the clock spring as it controls the SRS system.
You will need to remove the steering wheel airbag and and the steering wheel itself.

Important: Perform this procedure in order to prevent deployment of the air bags from the reserve energy supply power.

  1. Remove the CIG and IGN Fuses from the junction block (1), which is located near the base of the steering column.
  2. Remove the lower steering column trim cover.
  3. Turn the steering wheel so that the vehicle's wheels are pointing straight ahead.
  4. Remove the key from the ignition switch
  5. Release the inflatable restraint steering wheel module coil connector locking mechanism.
  6. Disconnect the inflatable restraint steering wheel module coil connector C3
  7. Remove the Instrument Panel (IP) compartment (2)
  8. Release then unlock the IP module connector (1).
  9. Disconnect the IP module pigtail.
  10. Release and unlock the driver and passenger seat module connectors.
  11. Disconnect the driver and passenger seat modules.42de416.gif0276398.gif6983629.gife094e58.gif

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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SOURCE: air bag light on constant, horn not working,

you need to have the codes read for the air bag to know for sure which direction to start ,but yes, they are all tied in to the clock spring.

Posted on Jan 21, 2010

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SOURCE: OBD11tech thinks I have a bad clock spring on my

it's inside the steering wheel
must be careful, because of the air bag.
disconnect the battery and wait for 10 minutes for the air bag capacitor to discharge power.
remove the air bag module from the steering wheel
remove the center nut, then steering wheel
the clock pring is a yellow round piece that fitted inside the steering column. there is a snap ring hold the clock spring in place. disconnect the wiring then remove the clock spring.

Posted on Feb 28, 2010

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Horn does not hoot


Have someone listen under the hood for the sound of a clicking relay as someone actuates the horn ring. Remember if the horn does blow you might scare the listener!!!

If no click check for the under hood relay. If relay not activating check the horn ring. Some times adjacent relays have same pin out/part number. Swap relay and try. Many of the cars use a "clock spring" design on the wheel. Problem air bag circuit makes it difficult to service. Check to make sure all other services are working attached to the wheel (Speed control, radio,etc). If clock spring is failing eventually other circuits would be affected.

If you have key-less entry and have a horn beep confirmation try the FOB. No beep than maybe horn clock spring OK! In no horn beep confirmation try the panic on the FOB. That should make a little noise, and if nothing else you can check your lights.
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I disconnected Battery to replace clock spring. Horn not working and airbag light off. Reconnected battery + 1st then -. Horn sounded. (not alarm) pulled - back off, removed horn fuse, reconnected....


You may of forgot to plug back in the ground wire that connects to the horn bracket under the air bag. It's just a single wire and should have a tiny black connector on the end of it.

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The horn, cruse control and air bag each get power from the clock spring and each have a wire plugged no to it. The horn wire is probably not connected. When the clock spring breaks the horn and cruse control stop working and the air bag light stays on.

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Is air bag light on ? First test horn for power & with power.if there's power going to horn change horn if non when horn pushed chance clock spring ? Have any one done any steering repairs they might not of re-centered rack to colum .

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I have a 91 mazda miata. my horn stopped working, buzzer isnt working and my hazards arent working either. i check to see if it was connecting it was. then i checked the fuses and relays, all were good. i...


Horn and brake lights are on the same fuse. Even if it looks OK replace it with a new fuse to be sure. Your 91 uses a 15-amp large-sized blade fuse for the horn/brakes.


The door buzzer is a separate plug-in module on the fuse box inside under the driver's side dash. If you're not getting any buzzing the whole module can be unplugged and replaced.

Last item to check would be the grounds located under the dash. I'd suggest tracing back from the hazard switch as that's easiest to access (but still not easy) and make sure all the grounds are clean and tight. Then the same for the horn switches in the wheel.

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03 pontiac grand am .air bag code b0026. the cruise and the horn are operative.leads me to believe the clock spring is good the air bag sa been replaced and still has this code


Just because the cruise and the horn are operative does not mean the clock spring is good check the clock spring there is most likly an open in the clock spring.
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jnjkingbird, It sounds like this problem is the clock spring as I don't believe that the horn and the cruise control would share a fuse. However, they do share a circuit in the clock-spring. You can check for power at each unit (horn and the cruise control) which would confirm this. Check each fuse as well. Good luck with this.

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I have a 2001 dodge durango. the horn works when i set the alarm but does not work from the steering wheel at all.


The horn has power all of the time but does not go off untill it is grounded. The switch in the steering wheel is the ground when you press it completing the circuit and sounding the horn. The alarm does not use the steering column or steering wheel ground path to "beep" the horn, it uses its own ground. The problem then will more than likely be in the steering column, steering wheel switches, or clock-spring. The clock spring is not for the clock. It is a spiral-wound wire set that allows the steering wheel to turn and not bind up the wires going into the steering wheel. It is called a clock-spring due to the "spiral" wound design of the connector. The horn ground wire in the steering wheel gets its connection through this clock-spring, so it may the source of your problem. It would require some electrical diagnostics to verify the actual point of failure.

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