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Unread 12-08-2009, 04:26 PM   #1
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Clockspring, airbag light, no cruise, twist of a problem...

So the consensus on here a while back when i said my cruise and horn weren't working was that my clock spring was bad.

Well i was working on my steering box problem for the hundredth time and i guess i broke the clock spring this time as the air bag light is now on all the time when it wasn't before.

This really confused me as i turned the wheel a LOT one time dealing with the steering box and nothing happened, but this time i guess something triggered something to break and turn the light on.

Which means was it broken before?

Anyway i have no intention of fixing the clock spring as new it's just too much $$, and even new the junkyard wants $100. SO what's the easiest way to turn the airbag light off? And maybe why the light came on this time and not the other time...

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Unread 12-08-2009, 04:54 PM   #2
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I am under the impression that the Jeep won't even run without a good clock spring? Not to mention the effect on your insurance coverage should you have an accident and have disabled a safety feature.
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Unread 12-08-2009, 05:38 PM   #3
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Well first thing to do would be to get your jeep scanned, something like a Snap On Modis scanner would be able to retrieve the Airbag code thats been set. Just knowing what code was set would help your diagnosis out a lot. As far as getting the light out, you could fix the problem or possibly go into the cluster and pull the bulb for the light. I know here in Virginia you cant pass state inspection unless the light is capable of lighting up during the first few seconds after you start the vehicle and then stays out. I would opt for trying to repair the problem. And yes the jeep will run with a bad clockspring. The clockspring has does not cause any drivability concerns.
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Unread 12-08-2009, 05:43 PM   #4
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Well first thing to do would be to get your jeep scanned, something like a Snap On Modis scanner would be able to retrieve the Airbag code thats been set. Just knowing what code was set would help your diagnosis out a lot. As far as getting the light out, you could fix the problem or possibly go into the cluster and pull the bulb for the light. I know here in Virginia you cant pass state inspection unless the light is capable of lighting up during the first few seconds after you start the vehicle and then stays out. I would opt for trying to repair the problem. And yes the jeep will run with a bad clockspring. The clockspring has does not cause any drivability concerns.
Glad to hear it'll run with a bad clock spring. Thanks for this reply.
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Unread 12-08-2009, 05:55 PM   #5
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no inspections here so no need to worry about fixing it right now, i just want the light off.
Is there a fuse or how hard is it to take the dash apart to get to the bulb?

I already said that fixing it will cost $$ and this POS has already sucked way too much and will continue to do so until i'm able to find someone to take it off my hands for close to what i paid for it.

not to mention it still drives so badly that it's almost not even worth driving...

o and the reason i bought it for was to have a good winter car....guess the 4x4 not working defeats that purpose..
what a horrible car i got.
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Unread 12-08-2009, 06:11 PM   #6
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Do you need the cruise control? I have a fully functional clockspring from my 00xj that I replaced when I put in cruise. You can have it for the cost I paid to replace it with a cruise capable CS- $15 plus shipping if you are interested. Remember- no cruise.
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Unread 12-08-2009, 06:19 PM   #7
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Do you need the cruise control? I have a fully functional clockspring from my 00xj that I replaced when I put in cruise. You can have it for the cost I paid to replace it with a cruise capable CS- $15 plus shipping if you are interested. Remember- no cruise.
naa. if i was going to do it i might as well do it right.

If i look hard enough i can probably find someone on craigslist with a junk jeep who wouldn't think a clockspring is worth a whole lot.
What years have the same clock spring that i can use?

How hard is taking the wheel and getting to it? I saw the whole thing about waiting 10min after you disconnect the battery to make sure the bag doesn't go off.

But do i need a wheel puller?
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Unread 12-08-2009, 07:04 PM   #8
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Yeah, you will need a puller- takes me only a few minutes to pull one at the JY. I understand about wanting it done right.
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Unread 12-08-2009, 07:05 PM   #9
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check second to last post.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/c...erokee-918913/
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Hey Sc00ter I have a 2000 TJ and am having a heck of a time trying to find a clock spring with cruise control. Can you tell me where to locate one?
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Unread 07-16-2013, 11:18 AM   #11
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.... am having a heck of a time trying to find a clock spring with cruise control. Can you tell me where to locate one?
Try the junkyard, Morris 4x4, or RockAuto.com.
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