1999 Ford Explorer Horn works when it wants.

Tiny
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  • 1999 FORD EXPLORER
Electrical problem
1999 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic

dear 2carpros,

I have a 1999 ford explorer. I started having trouble with the horn on my truck. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I figure that its has to be a connection problem or a contact problem, I know that I have to take off the horn cover to correct this problem but my problem is how do you take off the cover on the steering wheel. I looked for some screws to take out but there aren't any, so there must be some type of clips holding it, this is where I need your help, could you please give me instructions on how to take apart to I can clean the contacts. Thank you for you time.
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Sunday, August 3rd, 2008 AT 9:15 PM

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Tiny
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Air bag light on
cruise control work
possible clock spring
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Sunday, August 3rd, 2008 AT 9:23 PM
Tiny
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Air bag works fine no trouble with that, cruise control was recall and fix, working fine. Now I dont know what a "clock spring" is, but hopefully I has something to do with the contacts. Now if you could tell me how to take for horn cover off without me breaking it, then I can find the problem with the contacts.
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Sunday, August 3rd, 2008 AT 9:30 PM
Tiny
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Removal
1. Before proceeding, see SERVICE PRECAUTIONS. Disable air bag system. See DISABLING SYSTEM under DISABLING & ACTIVATING AIR BAG SYSTEM. 2. Remove driver-side air bag module. See DRIVER-SIDE AIR BAG MODULE. Ensure vehicle front wheels are in straight-ahead position. Remove steering wheel. See STEERING WHEEL. 3. Apply 2 strips of tape across clockspring inner and outer rotors to prevent accidental rotation during removal. See Fig. 3. Remove retaining screws and position hood release handle out of way. Remove 2 retaining screws from bottom of lower steering column opening finish panel. 4. Pull out to release retaining clips and remove lower steering column opening finish panel. Remove 4 bolts and lower steering column opening finish panel reinforcement. Loosen, but DO NOT remove, 4 steering column-to-instrument panel retaining nuts and allowing steering column to lower slightly. 5. Twist tilt wheel handle and shank and remove (if equipped). Remove 3 screws and lower steering column shroud. Insert ignition key into ignition switch and turn to RUN position. Using small drift, push lock cylinder release tab while pulling out ignition switch lock cylinder. See Fig. 4. Remove upper steering column shroud. 6. Remove screw and position passive anti-theft system transmitter out of way. Remove key-in-ignition warning indicator switch. Remove 2 clockspring wire connectors from wire connector bracket and disconnect connectors. Remove wire harness from 2 holders. Release 3 clockspring retaining clips and remove clockspring from steering column.
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Sunday, August 3rd, 2008 AT 10:30 PM

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