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Unread 05-01-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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Wj Clockspring or module

Hi, wondering if there is any way to tell for sure if the clock spring or the module is the problem. My air bag light comes on a random times. I realize using a DRBIII scan tool will tell me but I don't have one and trying to not have to go to the dealer.It started coming on a few weeks ago after i replaced the rear upper control arm. Don't know if that had anything to do with it..i.e. having the rear end up in the air for an extended time?..Probably not. Any help would be appreciated


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Unread 05-01-2013, 04:48 PM   #2
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Hi, wondering if there is any way to tell for sure if the clock spring or the module is the problem. My air bag light comes on a random times. I realize using a DRBIII scan tool will tell me but I don't have one and trying to not have to go to the dealer.It started coming on a few weeks ago after i replaced the rear upper control arm. Don't know if that had anything to do with it..i.e. having the rear end up in that air for an extended time?..Probably not. Any help would be appreciated
Does your horn work? Cruise control?
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Unread 05-01-2013, 05:12 PM   #3
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Yes the horn and cruise both work. Sometimes i could b driving for a half hour before it comes on,other times it comes on every minute .
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Unread 05-01-2013, 05:47 PM   #4
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any repair shop will check airbag codes for you.
Half dead clock spring can disconnect airbag from time to time.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 05:57 PM   #5
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Does it come on when you turn the steering wheel all the way left or right?
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Unread 05-01-2013, 07:17 PM   #6
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I have been looking for a pattern but it's pretty random. Sometimes it will come on during a turn, sometimes when i'm driving straight down the road.Some times i can tap on the column when it's on and it will go off,but not all the time.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 08:25 PM   #7
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I have a similar problem, but my light is always on, and all my wheel controls work too. I think mine may be module, but yours does sound like clock spring if you can tap the column and it go off.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 04:48 PM   #8
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Does anyone have any input on aftermarket clocksprings? or am i better off paying the $200 for oem?
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Unread 05-02-2013, 09:53 PM   #9
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Does anyone have any input on aftermarket clocksprings? or am i better off paying the $200 for oem?
I had the same issue, replaced mine with a doorman for 60 bux off ebay (new). Havent had any problems since.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 02:19 PM   #10
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I had the same issue, replaced mine with a doorman for 60 bux off ebay (new). Havent had any problems since.
Good to hear cuz i'm cringing @ the OEM Price! I got a few connections @ the boneyard i might check out also, thanks for the input.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 03:15 PM   #11
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I wasted my time with the clockspring. I ended up replacing the ACM with one from an 04 to delete the front impact sensor behind the bumper, which may be an issue wit yours.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 03:16 PM   #12
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I wasted my time with the clockspring. I ended up replacing the ACM with one from an 04 to delete the front impact sensor behind the bumper, which may be an issue wit yours.
.... So now your airbags wont go off in a front impact situation. Thats pretty safe..
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Unread 05-03-2013, 03:40 PM   #13
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I took my wifes out in her 1999 WJ and spun it around a few times in my hand and put it back in and the light has not come back on yet. That was a couple of months ago.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 05:03 PM   #14
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I wasted my time with the clockspring. I ended up replacing the ACM with one from an 04 to delete the front impact sensor behind the bumper, which may be an issue wit yours.
As far as i know the manual on my 99 says there is no sensor in the front bumper it's all done through the ACM mounted in front of the 4wd shift lever under the center console. But I really appreciate you input regardless.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 05:07 PM   #15
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I took my wifes out in her 1999 WJ and spun it around a few times in my hand and put it back in and the light has not come back on yet. That was a couple of months ago.
Sounds like an idea, i was thinking about doing that but if i put it all back together and it dosent workX/X/!!!So I've come to the conclusion if it comes apart i'm putting in a new one ..don't want to do the job twice
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