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HI i have a dodge 97 g caravan. i just bought it.The previous owner says that the horn, cruise and the horn stop working at the same time. what is the solution???

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THE STEERING WHEEL CLOCK SPRING CONTACTS WILL NEED REPLACED , THIS INVOLVES DISABLING THE AIRBAG AND REMOVING THE STEERING WHEEL NOT A HARD JOB BUT ONE BEST LEFT TO A PRO

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The clockspring in the steering column is broken, It causes the airbag light to stay lit and the horn and cruise control to stop working. See below:

On 10/5/2004 a Motor Vehicle Recall, number 04V480000 was issued on this vehicle for this problem. From the recall bulletin:
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