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Old 01-12-2011, 08:33 AM
foxracer025 foxracer025 is offline
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Default Horn and Cruise Not Working

So both use to work and just recently I went to use the cruise and nothing. The lights on the cluster dont come on and it definitely doesn't keep speed. Now I noticed that the horn doesn't work either. I've checked fuses and all are fine. Any ideas? I was thinking maybe a wire harness in the steering column has come unplugged but I have never tore into the steering column.

Would have been nice to have the horn when the douche bag in a civic cut me off the other day, so I had to use the finger... Who cuts off a lifted ranger on 35's, seriously.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:14 AM
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I forgot to mention that it is a 2001 with the 4.0l
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:50 PM
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I have had the same problem but my cruise just eventually started working again on its own and i figured my horn was screwed because my airbag went off... But the dash/ gauge cluster kinda threw me off.

I thought it could have been a fuse for a while because there is one for fogs, parking lights and dash lights but i replaced it constantly and found that it was blowing everytime i turned the ignition of the on position where just the battery was on. But after i turned my dimmer switch all the way to the lowest setting it quit blowing it.
But then once the dimmer was down it wouldnt blow the fuse and the fogs and parking lights worked. But if the dimmer was turned up the fuse would blow.

So basically i have no idea why my gauge cluster isnt working. It makes it such a pain to drive at night
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:11 PM
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is the airbag light on? if so, i would say your clock spring has broken.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:21 PM
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yes my air bag light is on, it has been on and the dealer told me that it was the clock spring probably bent or broken but they said it would cost quite a bit to fix it. Does the clock spring have an effect on the horn and cruise?

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but the cruise and horn used to work even with the air bag light on.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:28 PM
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yes, the clock spring is a ribbon wire wrapped around the steering column that allows the horn, airbag, and cruise to work while turning the steering wheel. i bought one used off ebay for less than $50. it requires removing the steering wheel, but only takes about 20 minutes to install.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:54 PM
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I just confirmed this with the dealship, they want $66.00 for the part and an hour labor. Is there any special tools you need to do this yourself?

Would I need to disable the airbag before disassembling? and if so how do you disable it?
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:52 AM
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I searched the "how to" section but did not find anything. To keep from injuring yourself and or breaking your new clockspring you may want to have some instructions to guide you. There may be write ups on other forums to help. If you do end up doing it yourself, maybe you could write it up for others. I would think the only special tool you may need might be a puller to get the steering wheel off....that is if it need to be removed to change the clockspring.
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:47 AM
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it's pretty simple to put in. unhook the battery, let it sit 10 minutes to so for the airbag system to drain down. there are two plastic caps that cover the bolts on the side of the steering wheel. 2 8mm (i think) bolts gets the back out, unhook the connector. then you unbolt the steering wheel (1 torx in the middle). unhook the wiring for the horn/crusie from the old clock spring. then you will need a puller (i use a pulley puller).



not my picture, but that's what i use except mine has only 2 jaws.

once the wheel is off, then you can remove the old clock spring. there are a couple clips that hold it in place. i can't remember exact what at this time. should be pretty easy to figure out.

the biggest thing is your new clock spring will come centered. so your wheels will need to be centered when you put it in. there are warnings on the new CS saying not to turn it so it stays centered.

it sounds like a lot, but if you have any mechanical skills, it's not too bad. if you lived over this way, i would put it in for you.


just found this thread for you.


Adding tilt column and cruise clock spring from Explorer
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:46 AM
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Thanks guys, now I just need to get the part.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:46 AM
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Default Re: Horn and Cruise Not Working

is it possible that i have the same problem?
Like i said my cruise control did start working but my horn does not, and also my airbag did deploy a while ago
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:11 PM
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I would say you have the same problem. The clock spring supplies power to the cruise and horn.
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:07 PM
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I would say you have the same problem. The clock spring supplies power to the cruise and horn.
Alright, thanks man
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:15 AM
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Default Re: Horn and Cruise Not Working

I think I may have answered my own question by reading this thanks guys
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:14 PM
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Default Re: Horn and Cruise Not Working

Bump!

I am having a similar issue. I lost my horn, cruise and blend door actutator.

Air bag light is on but I have the pass. air bag switch removed temp.

I have never had lights on my cruise pods, even after I led'd them.

Then the other morning, it was cold and the blend door wont turn.

Checked all fuses, they are good.
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