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post #1 of 5 Old 01-30-2008, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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How to replace clock spring?

Alright guys, this is my first post so hey to everyone and I hope you guys can help!

I have a 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport XJ and the air bag light is on and the horn doesn't work + cruise control is dead. After doing some research on the forums, it appears that we need to replace/fix the clock spring.

Now the big question...

How do you go about replacing the clock spring??? Is there a guide anywhere that gives detailed instructions on how to do this? We don't want the air bag going off or anything. So if anyone could be kind enough to give us a guide from their own experience or point us in the direction of a guide! Thanks much in advance!



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post #2 of 5 Old 01-30-2008, 03:53 PM
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The Factory Service Manual ( FSM ) has the info you need. They can be purchased from Chrysler/Jeep, or they come up on eBay now and again.

To replace the clock spring you will need a steering wheel puller. It is very important to have the tires pointed straight ahead before you begin. Also you must disconnect both terminals of the battery, wait 30 minutes after you disconnect before you begin work, and leave them disconnected until you fully complete the work.

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Awesome! Very very helpful thanks much!!



Secondly, I read that the connections can be resoldered from the ribbon to the connector, which fixes the clockspring. If that's the case, it would save me a 100$+ dollars rather than buying a new clock spring! Is this possible?

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post #4 of 5 Old 01-30-2008, 05:40 PM
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My airbag light is on and horn doesn't work either. It was intermittent a few months ago. Sometimes would work. Sometimes wouldn't. Then stopped working and airbag light stayed on.

Is there any other issue it could be other than the clock spring?


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post #5 of 5 Old 01-30-2008, 11:49 PM
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The FSM is expensive, I have one. But I also got a good deal on one of those CDs on eBay and to be honest is is just the same as the FSM for a fraction of the price. You can look up what you want print what you need and go outside and fix it a lot easier than with that clunky manual. Phil
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