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post #1 of 9 Old 03-12-2011, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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I installed cruise on my sons 08 jk. The cruise works fine and there are no codes. However, the horn doesn't work. Could this still be the clock spring if the cruise is working? I was extra careful not to touch the clock spring when the steering wheel was off. Thanks for the help.
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I donno if the 08 is the same as the 07 but the clock spring was under a cover so it should be fine. If i remember right doesn't it have a plastic part that goes sort of around the wheel so it makes contact for something? Was this installed if its fine. I'd start checking fuses and the horn. I know this cause when I did the cruise control when taking off the steering wheel it popped open the cover on the clock spring and boing!!! Spring everywhere so mine had to be totally replaced good luck
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I checked the fuses they are fine. I did notice when I unhooked the battery to check the connections under the airbag again that the horn sounded when I hooked the battery back up but would not work when I pushed the steering wheel. I unhooked again and the horn did not sound.
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Just today I fixed my horn, it was the spring clock, two lines were shorted, after a full rain with the soft top and a few drops get in the steering wheel, I disassembled the spring clock and on one of the conectors has a dry black drop, cleaned very well and now is back from the dead, assembled every thing and my horn is back, no more Finger!

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Since replacing the clock spring a week or so ago, I no longer turn my steering wheel without starting the JK.

I don't think the clock spring was designed to take the force of turning the wider tires a lot of US install. My issue did not start until I started straightening the wheel with the engine off.

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I don't think the clock spring was designed to take the force of turning the wider tires a lot of US install. My issue did not start until I started straightening the wheel with the engine off.
The clock spring doesn't transmit any steering forces to your wheels, it's just an assembly with a spiral wound flat ribbon cable inside and shouldn't make a difference for it if you turn your wheel with engine off or on.
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The clock spring doesn't transmit any steering forces to your wheels, it's just an assembly with a spiral wound flat ribbon cable inside and shouldn't make a difference for it if you turn your wheel with engine off or on.

It's just a shitty design then !!!!



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bump to see if anyone else can help. When I installed the cruise I didn't even bother the clock spring except to unplug and plug.
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bump to see if anyone else can help. When I installed the cruise I didn't even bother the clock spring except to unplug and plug.
I've replaced the clock spring u should be ok there.

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