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Old 03-12-14, 12:12 PM
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ClockSpring Troubleshoot

Hey fellow members. How do I check the clockspring to see if the horn is operating from the steering wheel? My cruise control is fine but the horn quit working and I traced all connectivity from horn relay to 15A fuse....

And how do I know if I need a new clockspring?
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The clock springs are pretty hardy. There's 1 wire for the horn, it just shorts to ground to activate the horn.

Could be the horn relay.

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I changed the horn relay and the horn still does not work. Could it be the ground on the horn behind the bumper?
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Yeah first check the horn relay, if that checked out OK then do a continuously check between the horn button up to the relay trigger, make sure you get a short circuit with the button pressed.

Also check the horn, make sure they work, just jump the relay and see if the horn works.
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Originally Posted by ZE Power MX6 View Post
Yeah first check the horn relay, if that checked out OK then do a continuously check between the horn button up to the relay trigger, make sure you get a short circuit with the button pressed.

Also check the horn, make sure they work, just jump the relay and see if the horn works.
Ok this might be a dumb question. But the two horn buttons on the steering wheel have one wire from both. Are they grounds or does it matter which one I use. And when you jump the relay. Do you just use the pin from the horn relay connector? On the picture do I check from horn switch to "A" on diagram?
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Jump A and C with a wire, your horns should go off, if not then start with your horns.

The 2 horn buttons both go to the same wire, so doesn't matter which one you use to do the continuous test.
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The horn runs all over the front & dash harness. Its also in the diagnostic box for testing purposes. If you've removed your airbag ecu, this will also kill the horns as it passes through.

This may help:



Good luck with it .
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