Nissan Altima multiswitch

Tiny
CLYDE OTTAWAY
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  • 2002 NISSAN ALTIMA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
I have intalled a multi switch my dash air bag light blinks always when I asked how to stop it you said too align sterring wheel and multi switch a I did but it still blinks what do I do to be sure of alignment I have a 2002 Nissan Altima 4cyl. Automatic
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Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 AT 3:20 PM

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Tiny
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You should reply to your initial post instad of posting new questions to keep the history of transaction in one post and also whoever attended to you is notified and response accordingly.

Posting a new post menas whoever come across your question would not have the history of transcation unless you repeat what had transpired or we would have to search your other questions to get to the history.

You can see from your previous post some of the replies were asking for details.

When the multifunction switch was replaced, you had to remove the steering wheel. Under the steering wheel there is a clock-spring reel which has to be adjusted and aligned correctly, failing which when the steerig wheel is turned, the clock-spring reel would break and cause the cruise control and horn to fail. The air-bag indicator would also be turned on as the wiring circuit of the driver air-bag inside the steering wheel would be damaged due to the clock-spring breaking.

From the symptom decription of some of your questions, I believe the clock-spring reel is bad causing the problem. A scan tool would be able to diagnose if the fault is with the clock-spring reel.
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Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 AT 3:43 PM
Tiny
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I TURNED THE CLOCK BACK 2 AN 1/2 TURNS TOO THE LEFT BEFORE INSTALLING AND I HAVE A SMALL CODE FINDER ITSAYS NO CODES
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Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 AT 3:51 PM
Tiny
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Most code readers can only read engine related trouble codes and for codes other than P codes, you would need appropriate scan tools.

You need to turn the reel clockwise until resistance is felt and turn anticlockwise until the top position reaches the top and coutn2 turns from there. If you did not fully wind the reel, excessive slack in the reel would cause the reel to fold and break over time.

One way of testing the reel is to remove it and use a DVOM in resistance mode to check the continuity of the reel.
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Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 AT 4:10 PM

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