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Unread 09-01-2008, 08:11 PM   #1
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Clockspring suspected dead

Since I got my jeep last March the airbag light has been on as well as the fact that my horn doesn't work. i've checked fuses and everything is good. I was reading a thread the other day and someone mentioned that having dash lights and problems come up and be a symtom of a bad clockspring. Any way to test this theory that my clockspring is bad other than buying a new one and trying it out? Don't want to spend $100 if it not needed. . If not any other suggestions on things that could be going on.

One odd thing I have noticed is that when I press on the center of my wheel (where the airbag is) the plastic goes back about half and inch roughly as if there is nothing supporting it. I don't know if this is normal or not. My airbag is there though and it is plugged in. My jeep is a 98 TJ.

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Unread 09-01-2008, 08:52 PM   #2
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sounds like a clockspring to me... get it wet?
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Unread 09-01-2008, 08:57 PM   #3
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Where/what is the clockspring?
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Unread 09-01-2008, 09:26 PM   #4
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Are you sure the air bag is there? maybe it was crashed and the did not replace it just made it look that way? could be why the light is on. Disconnect the battery wait 2 or 3 min remove the air bag see if it is pluged in?
does it look like it has been recoverd? if the bag is realy there and its pluged in it's most likely the clock spring. I bring up all this because you said it's been on since you got it. the clock spring is behind the air bag in frt of the multifunction switch round has yellow connector connects to the air bag with a 2 pin small connector becareful removing it if you break the connector you will have to replace the clock spring
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Unread 09-02-2008, 04:30 AM   #5
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Yes the air bag is there. I removed the cover after disconnecting the battery and confirmed that it was there and that it was plugged in. It was like this when I got the jeep so its possible the P.O. left it out in the rain and got it wet. Is there no way to test it though to make sure it is the clockspring?
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Unread 09-02-2008, 10:37 AM   #6
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you can unplug all connectors to the clock spring and run an ohms test there are connectors ft and rear of it 2 in back i think and the one if that connects the air bag
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Unread 09-02-2008, 10:46 AM   #7
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are you throwing an engine code? TPS code specifically?
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