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Unread 09-13-2007, 10:22 PM   #1
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airbag light

so this used jeep i just picked up already has a problem. the airbag light keeps coming on and a beep goes off like every 5 mins. what could be the problem here?

hopefully this is nothing major. that constant beep is very annoying.

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Unread 09-13-2007, 10:42 PM   #2
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unhook the battery and wait 10 min -- then reconnect to see it is coming.....
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Unread 09-14-2007, 10:15 PM   #3
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A few things it could be is the clockspring in the steering wheel or the ignition cylinder.

If its either of them it will get worse.

IF you lose the horn or and other electrical controlls on the steering wheel its the clockspring.

If your windows, climate control go out its the ignition cylinder.
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Unread 09-15-2007, 10:56 PM   #4
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Not to Hijack, but which is more expensive to replace? It looks like I might have the ignition cylinder problem you mentioned.

Mine once every 6-7 months goes haywire. The airbag light stays on, and the climate control doesn't turn off when the ignition is turned off. I also get some clicking in the relay box that lasts for 2-3 minutes. It'll do this for 2-3 days straight then never again until another 6-7 months or so. I've been looking for a solution for a while now.
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Unread 09-25-2007, 08:34 PM   #5
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So what was the fix?
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Unread 09-25-2007, 08:39 PM   #6
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I'm sure it was the clockspring.
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Unread 09-25-2007, 08:47 PM   #7
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Well my 02 GC is doing the same thing and I have looked everywhere trying to find out how to fix it. Is there some pics of this clock spring and how to replace it.
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Unread 09-29-2007, 06:36 AM   #8
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nope not yet fixed and whats a "clockspring"?
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Unread 09-29-2007, 10:41 AM   #9
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Clockspring is a part of your steering column right behind the steering wheel. You have to remove the airbag to get at it. I think the dealer charge is like 200 and some change for replacement. My buddy is still suffering with his airbag light dinging at him because I havent fixed it for him yet.
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Unread 09-29-2007, 02:08 PM   #10
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Anybody point me to a pic of it. Maybe we can do this fix ourselves if we have the part.
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Unread 09-29-2007, 06:17 PM   #11
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Main reason people dont mess with it is the fact that you messing with your airbag could potentially end up with it blowing in your face if you mess something up. Last thing you want is to be hunched over your steering wheel, face up close inspecting something and boom. The airbag knocks your nose back into your face along with the phillips head that was in your hand. (Okay thats the worst case scenario). It is like a white plastic ring that goes around your steering column by your turn signal with wires hanging out of it.
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Unread 09-29-2007, 06:50 PM   #12
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This is from the 02-04's FSM but I dont see there being a difference in it. This is from a service bulletin for a creaking of the steering wheel.


1. Make sure the front wheels of the vehicle are in the STRAIGHT AHEAD position before beginning steering wheel removal procedure.

2. Open the hood and disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable from the battery.

WARNING :Wait two minutes for the airbag system reserve capacitor to discharge before beginning any airbag component service. Failure to do this could result in accidental air bag deployment and possible personal injury.

3. Remove the lower and upper steering column shrouds.

4. Remove the driver's air bag from the steering wheel. Disconnect the clock spring, speed control (if equipped), and radio control (if equipped) wiring connections.

5. Remove the steering wheel attaching nut.

6. Using the appropriate steering wheel puller, remove the steering wheel.

7. Disconnect the multi-function switch wiring connector and remove the multi-function switch.

8. Disconnect the clock spring wiring connector and remove the clock spring.

NOTE :When removing the clock spring, do not change the orientation of the clock spring inner wheel. If the orientation of the clock spring inner wheel is changed, the clock spring will have to be centered. Refer to the service information available on TechCONNECT, Refer to 8 - Restraints, Clockspring, Standard Procedure, Clockspring Centering.

===>Installation
24. Install the clock spring and its wiring connections.

25. Install the multi-function switch and its wiring connections.

26. Install the steering wheel and tighten steering wheel nut to 61 N.m (45 ft.lbs.).

27. Connect the clock spring, speed control (if equipped), and radio control (if equipped) wiring connections.

28. Install driver's air bag and tighten screws to 10 N.m (90 in. lbs.). RG/RS vehicles proceed to Step # 34

33. Install the steering column opening cover.

34. Install the upper and lower steering column shrouds.

35. Connect negative battery cable and close the hood.

NOTE :In the interest of customer satisfaction, reset the clock when the procedure is complete.
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