Originally Posted by Texas WJ
yup, the above two posts hit the nail on the head, and the pic provided is a pretty good illustration of what it is. it is basically just like a spool of wire that is wound to look like a spring and keeps that electrical connection to the wheel. they should not make any noise. if you are hearing a clicking noise it is more likely coming from the cancel cam for the turn signals.
they are replaceable by the shade tree mechanic, but do not attempt it with out the guidance of a factory shop manual. and please if you try it, remember to physically REMOVE the battery from the car, and to not touch the air bag wiring for at LEAST 10 minutes to prevent accidental deployment of the airbag. once removed, just be careful with the bag, and use common sense while handling it, keeping in mind that it is a mild explosive device. these same guidelines also apply to servicing the reel side of the front seat belts as well.
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