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Old 06-06-2017, 03:26 PM
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First some background info. So last year my airbag light came on in the ford f150. At first I thought it was a sensor. It's been like that since then. A couple months ago my cruise control kicked out and stopped working. Shortly after, I discovered that my horn no longer worked when some a-hole didn't go when a light turned green. Guess he was too busy texting or picking his nose.

I did some online research and everything pointed to the clock spring in the steering column. So I looked in town first. $395. Not happening. Next I consulted with my go to parts supplier(ebay) and found one for $75. I ordered it and today tore into the steering column.

First, I disconnected the battery and pulled the airbag fuse. Next, removed the airbag and steering wheel using a puller. This revealed the old clock spring. I swapped it out and put everything back together. The horn now works. The cruise works. And the airbag light is off. All is good.
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Good job. Those damn air bags make me nervous. I'd rather get punched in the face than have one of those things go off.
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Me too. I gained my knowledge about what to do on YouTube. Lmao. Every how to video said to disconnect the battery first and because there may be stored energy either pop the fuse or wait about 10 minutes.
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My wife's car went through he airbag thing and I had to put in a new Clock spring.

The airbags are scary. I understand that in addition to everything you did that there may be a big capacitor someplace that needs to discharge or be discharged.
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