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Old 10-21-2010, 10:12 PM   #1
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horn/airbag light question

Hey everyone...so I have a 98 tj and I've searched the threads about this and found an amazing write up about the horn not working being related to the airbag clockspring. The airbag light came in a few weeks ago and then the horn didn't work. That's when I found the thread about it. So I thought I needed to replace the clockspring. Today the airbag light was off and lo and behold the horn worked. Later on the light was back on and we are back to no horn... Does anyone know what might be going on? Do I have loose wires or a clockspring on the fritz?

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Old 10-22-2010, 01:37 AM   #2
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Could be a loose wire but most likely it's your clockspring.

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Old 10-22-2010, 08:49 AM   #3
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:32 AM   #4
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Well I'm going to check for loose wires...thanks. And that's a negative to infernogirl.. No rain on me...she's been in my garage cuz I had her topless and just put the hardtop back on last weekend.. This is driving me coo coo!
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:45 AM   #5
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Ok Im dopey today and at work... Where should I be checking for loose wires? Should I take apart the steering wheel or look under the hood?
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:53 AM   #6
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On the back side of your steering wheel there are two bolts sunk into the back side of the airbag. If memory serves correctly they are 10mm. You'll need a small extention to reach them. Once those two bolts are out your airbag will pull out of the steering wheel. There are only two wires connecting it. One wire is your standard male/female spade type connection and the other one is a plastic male pin type that inserts into the center of the airbag.

Also: At a minimum you should pull the two airbag fuses behind the glove box before you start. I don't remember their numbers but they are at the top edge of the panel and are marked on the panel itself as being for the airbags. Two 10 amp fuses. Wouldn't hurt disconnecting the battery as well and as extra safety measures once you have the airbag out and are handling it keep the deploying side facing away from you as much as possible in case it does go off....
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:37 PM   #7
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Ok thanks so much. I'm going to attempt this when I get home... Let u know if I blow up the airbag or not! rofl!
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Old 10-23-2010, 02:38 PM   #8
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Ok I checked all the fuses in glove box and under hood and they are all good. Still no horn although I did find the relay for the horn but I can't get it out to see if it's good or not...am I really going to have to take apart the steering wheel to get to those wires? Ugh

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