Question about 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

2 Answers

My horn keep on blowing and airbag light stay on

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 158 Answers

Tiny95, Sounds like you have a problem with what is called a clockspring. A clockspring is what keeps the electrical connection for the airbag and the horn intact. There is a wire inside that will wind or unwind when you turn the steering wheel. It sounds like there is a short to ground inside causing the problem you discribe here. You may have to have the vehicle scanned to confirm this but I believe that this is your problem. Good luck with this.

Posted on May 22, 2011

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Chrysler Master
  • 8,531 Answers

Hi, this problem is cause by a failure of the clockspring inside the steering column. It can be replaced, but special tools are needed to remove the steering wheel. Please let me know if you would like instructions, and thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on May 22, 2011

  • alexander May 16, 2012

    i wouldlike tohave thse instructions the horn on my pt cruiser keeps blowing fuse is that the same problem? regards alex

×

Ad

3 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: horn,airbag light,cruise control

ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG MAY BECOME DISABLED DUE TO A FAILURE OF THE CLOCKSPRING, WHICH IS LOCATED IN THE HUB OF THE STEERING WHEEL. Consequence Summary: THIS CONDITION WILL MANIFEST ITSELF THROUGH ILLUMINATION OF THE AIR BAG WARNING LAMP, AND COULD EVENTUALLY RESULT IN A DRIVER'S AIR BAG OPEN CIRCUIT, IF THE PART IS NOT REPLACED IN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME. Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CLOCKSPRING ASSEMBLY ON ALL COVERED VEHICLES WITH 70,000 MILES OR LESS. FOR THOSE VEHICLES WITH MORE THAN 70,000 MILES, DAIMLERCHRYSLER WILL OFFER AN EXTENDED LIFETIME WARRANTY UNDER WHICH IT WILL REPLACE THE CLOCKSPRING AT NO CHARGE IF IT FAILS. DAIMLERCHRYSLER WILL ALSO REIMBURSE OWNERS WHO HAVE PAID TO HAVE THE CLOCKSPRING REPLACED ON THEIR VEHICLES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 12, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403. A malfunctioning clockspring can also effect your cruise control,radio, wipers, and your horn relay. This can also happen one at a time til none of these are working.The solotion is to get the clockspring replaced . I DO NOT suggest you doing this on your own!

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

csmock132
  • 4669 Answers

SOURCE: horn,airbag light,cruise control

Sounds like a bad clockspring

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Body control module on 2005 f350 6.0l diesel. Horn keeps blowing


This is no BCM problem this is an steering wheel airbag problem the cover is warped and this causes the horn to honk like you are pressing it.

Oct 30, 2016 | Ford F-350 Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

I have a 1998 chrysler concorde. The airbag light on the dash stays on and my horn doesnt work. How do i fix this without costing me tons of money?


Could be a wiring problem or the clockspring in the steering column.
You would need to pull the steering wheel and test the circuits.

Mar 26, 2015 | Chrysler Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

B1801 Ford Escape 2002. The air bag light comes on the instrument panel in my vehicle and will stay on for a while then go away. I had someone test it for me and told me it was code B1801. It was at a...


Did you disconnect the battery recently...did you operate the horn.both questions related to what may originally cause the airbag warning light to stay on.if it was the battery being changed reconnected then you have to reset the airbag light.this is quite simple on Fords.
with the engine off ....ignition key into the lock open the drivers door and keep it open ....locate the button at the bottom of door for courtesy light....hold your finger on it...turn the ignition on so that only the lights on dash come on...do not start car....now press the door button 6 times within ten seconds and on the last count of six hold it in whilst turning off the ignition.then close the drivers door and start.the airbag light usually flashes for several seconds then it should clear.on some model fords the button press count is 5 or 7 so you may need to repeat ....on mine I discovered I had to open the passenger door after the procedure before turning ignition back on.a word about the horn.on older model fords the springs that sit in the horn housing also affect the sensor of the airbag in some models .the springs gets rusty or bunged up and operating it will cause the airbag sensor fault.never attempt to remove the cover of the horn assembly as you may fire off the airbag.just remember to reset the warning light... And get a mechanic to look at the horn if it continues to play up.Please remember if the airbag warning light is flashing it may mean the airbag will be disabled and will not deploy in the event of an accident, this also means the seatbelts may not lock on impact either.please vote if helpful thanks.

Feb 27, 2015 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Horn no blow


check for blowed fuse or bad relay, you can hook test light to see if horn getting power when you press horn pad if fuse and relay okay,remove horn and hot wire it if it blows, more likely horn pad with airbag in steering wheel bad,if horn pad bad you have to replace whole airbag with with horn pad as a unit.if horn dont blow when hot wired then horn it self is bad.

Sep 17, 2012 | 2000 Honda Odyssey

1 Answer

Horn doesn't work,abs light on dash stays on and also cruise control does not work either


Typical reason for no cruise and horn is a bad clock spring underneath the airbag. Typically you have an airbag light on as well and not an abs light

Aug 21, 2012 | 1998 Nissan Quest

1 Answer

I have 1995 subaru airbag light is on and no


OK both of those components are in the wheel so the problem, most likely is in the wheel contacts.

The airbag light will stay on when the system checks at startup as there is an open circuit. The horn is not earthing either. I'm pretty sure the same problem is causing the fault in both. Unforunately at the moment, you're airbag is not functional so not only can't you beep your horn to wake up the on comming truck driver, your airbag will be still nicely folded up when they cut the car apart to get you out. Get the drift?

Firstly, diconnect the airbag fuse and remove the relay. You don't want that going off. Its hurts and expensive to replace. Remove the horn pad cover. Remove the airbag. check the wiring/contacts where the wheel goes through to the ignition wires that its still ok.

Diconnect the wires and undo the nut holding the wheel on but NOT all the way off. Pull the wheel off by belting it toward you from the back and gentle/hard persuasion. When it comes it comes fast so make sure that centre nut is still on a couple of turns or you'll wear the wheel for glasses. (I learnt this many years ago as a young kid the hard way)

With the wheel removed, check the copper ring and contacts that it hasn't worn away or carboned up. give both a clean with some metho then 800grit sandpaper. Ensure good contact when reinstalling. Plug the horn wiring back in a see if it works then continue reinstalling. (at this point you may want to take the horn fuse out to keep friendly with the neighbours) This should solve the airbag aswell?

Mar 06, 2010 | 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

2008 Jeep Unlimited - Horn cruise and airbag all quit


have you gone through any deepwater lately, if so than you may have a short in the fuse box under the hood, remove the cover and than remove the fuses after you inspect than blow out entire fuse box with compressed air until satisfied, than re istall the fuses ( also check horn fuse to make sure its good) and start it up.......hope I could help

Sep 09, 2009 | 2004 Ford F150

1 Answer

Airbag light goes on and stays on, where is the fuse for the airbags in a 2000 chevy suburban?


doubt very seriously that it is a fuse problem.....does the horn blow steady as you turn the wheel.... they have a problem with the the rotary contact assy. being intyermittent... sometimes the horn has drop outs when turning wheel... also the air bag diagnostic module looses contact with the driver airbag... causing light to turn on..need to scan before you put much money in.. but fuse not the problem

Aug 31, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Suburban

3 Answers

1997 Dodge Caravan Horn and Airbag light


It's the " clock spring " . Dodge has a lifetime recall / replacement on this part. Somehow it controls the air bag and is tied into the horn and cruise control .

Jan 12, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

Horn keeps blowing steadily without touching horn button area


The horn pad is most likely sun warped, ther is no other reason I know of, and yes it will be very expensive if you have an airbag.

Sep 22, 2008 | 2003 Oldsmobile Alero

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Logo

175 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chrysler Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76691 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8531 Answers

Are you a Chrysler Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...