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My horn and cruise control are not working, could it be the module behind the steering wheel?

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Yes, after checking fuses and none are blown, it is the clock spring.

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Most of the time your horn and cruise is on the same fuse....Should be a 15 or 20 amp

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REPLACING CRUISE CONTROL SWITCH

1.
Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable from battery.

2. Remove airbag module (See AIRBAG REMOVAL below).

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2. From the underside of the steering wheel, remove the two screws that secure the driver airbag to the steering wheel armature.
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6. Remove the driver airbag from the steering wheel.

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