1996 Dodge Caravan Cruise Control Not Working

Tiny
ROBOLSSON
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  • 1996 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 195,000 MILES
Hi guys -

My cruise control stopped working recently and I wanted to check the fuse (or switch?) To see if it was blown. Where is it located in the car?

Bonus question: My Airbag light is always on as well. Where is the fuse for that?

Thanks so much!

Robin Olsson
Pensacola, FL
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Friday, April 23rd, 2010 AT 2:29 PM

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Tiny
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It's not a fuse for sure and next to go is the horn
Very common and almost 100% sure its clock spring
It was so common that they had a recall on it
Best way to make sure and verify check for airbag codes


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CLOCKSPRING
Clockspring connects air bag module to steering column wiring, completing SRS circuit. Inside clockspring is a flat, ribbon-like tape of conductive material, which winds and unwinds with steering wheel movement. Clockspring is most fragile part of air bag system. Clockspring must be centered properly to allow 2 1/2 steering wheel turns in either direction. Failure to align clockspring properly may cause binding or premature clockspring failure


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Set steering wheel and front wheels in straight ahead position.
Disable air bag system.
Clockspring is located behind steering wheel.
Remove air bag module and steering wheel
Disconnect horn connector.
Remove cruise control switch and connector (if equipped).
Remove upper and lower steering column shrouds to gain access to clockspring wiring.
Remove multi-function switch.
Disconnect 2-way and 4-way connectors between clockspring and instrument panel wiring harness.
Remove clockspring by releasing 2 tabs on side of clockspring.
Clockspring cannot be repaired and must be replaced if faulty.
Installation
Snap clockspring onto steering column.
If clockspring centering adjustment is disturbed, adjust clockspring.
Connect clockspring wiring connectors. Install steering column covers.
Install steering wheel.
Ensure flats on steering wheel hub fit formations on inside of clockspring.
Pull horn wire through small upper hole and clockspring and cruise control wires (if equipped) through larger bottom hole in steering wheel.
Connect horn and cruise control wires (if equipped).
Connect clockspring wire to air bag module.
To ensure complete connector connection, latching arms must be visible on top of connector housing.
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