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Old 01-26-2014, 12:57 PM   #1
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Thumbs down My TJ 04 Rubicon's horn doesn't work!

Soooo... I just bought an 04 rubicon in pretty good shape and got it gone and the youth doesn't work. There had been a previous accident like 8 years shop and airbag deployed. Idk if it was replaced. When I push it feels semi-empty. Definitely, no resistance. I looked online and saw that the horn write clips into the airbag container. If there's no airbag, is it possible for the horn to even be assembled? What should I do?

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Old 01-26-2014, 02:11 PM   #2
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Thousand bucks someone put a replacement cap where the airbag goes. Probably something to do with the clock spring. From just what I read I would be more interested in finding out if your jeep has a branded title, i got a funny feeling it does.

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Old 01-26-2014, 05:04 PM   #3
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I just realized my post was terribly auto-corrected. It was supposed to read -

Soooo... I just bought an 04 rubicon in pretty good shape and got it home and the horn doesn't work. There had been a previous accident like 8 years shop and airbag deployed. Idk if it was replaced. When I push it feels semi-empty. Definitely no resistance. I looked online and saw that the horn wire clips into the airbag container. If there's no airbag, is it possible for the horn to even be assembled? What should I do?
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:11 PM   #4
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Well, the Jeep drives fine, 4WD seems all good and clutch, synchros are all working well. It had a carfax and another report. I bought it knowing that it had an accident a while back, but that was basically the only title it came with -- aside from one owner that had it reposessed and then auctioned off to the next. When I test drove it, it needed an alignment desperately, the 2nd gear synchros needed a replacement, one seatbelt was broken and the windshield was a little cracked. The place I got it from fixed all of that with no additional charge and I haven't had my regular mechanic take a look at it yet. I'm just trying to get some possible answers over the weekend until I can take it in to have it checked out. Mostly, just wondering if you can assemble the horn without the airbag being intact.
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:17 PM   #5
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Yes you can...just need a filler where the airbag went.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:35 PM   #6
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Thanks, farmbath!
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:36 PM   #7
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I have the same issue. What could be made into a "filler?" The jeep has the horn under the hood but does not work for the same reasons as mentioned above.
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:35 PM   #8
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No idea. I've read it could be a fuse, too. I'm bringing it back to the dealer Thursday and they're gonna check it out and fix it. I'll report back with the findings.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:25 AM   #9
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Horn is fixed

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I have the same issue. What could be made into a "filler?" The jeep has the horn under the hood but does not work for the same reasons as mentioned above.

Alright, so it ended up being the clock spring. However -- my mechanic said the airbag indicator bulb has been removed, (there's sneaky shit going on with what the dealer did) his computer was showing that my airbag showed deployment. I picked it up from dealer with new clock spring, horn works, airbag icon never appears even when I initially start the car....not sure I have a working airbag, but don't care, b/c the angle my wheel is at is most likely to decapitate me if it ever goes off.
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I believe it is illegal for a dealer to sell a vehicle in Illinois with a non-functioning airbag, if they have any knowledge of it's condition. It sounds like the dealer provided you with a report indicating an accident, and the dealer replaced the clockspring, which you cannot access without physically holding the airbag assembly in your hand as you remove it. There is no way that the dealer can deny knowledge of the airbag condition. Personally, I would take it back to them and ask that they make things right, or risk an inquiry from the office of the attorney general. If they know they're under a watchful eye, they're more apt to do a thorough repair.
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I believe it is illegal for a dealer to sell a vehicle in Illinois with a non-functioning airbag, if they have any knowledge of it's condition. It sounds like the dealer provided you with a report indicating an accident, and the dealer replaced the clockspring, which you cannot access without physically holding the airbag assembly in your hand as you remove it. There is no way that the dealer can deny knowledge of the airbag condition. Personally, I would take it back to them and ask that they make things right, or risk an inquiry from the office of the attorney general. If they know they're under a watchful eye, they're more apt to do a thorough repair.
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