Is this a clock spring

Tiny
ENSEDA
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  • 1994 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 2WD
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  • 223,000 MILES
I lost my horn and cruise control and the airbag light is now blinking.
1. Checking all fuses -okay.
2 Tested the relay - okay. (Horn) only
Remove the steering wheel to check on open ground. Found a device with ribbon that was broke. This device looks to work with the turning of the wheel instead of the old slip ring for horn. Can the ribbon be repaired or does the unit have to be place?
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Sunday, November 8th, 2009 AT 12:41 PM

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Tiny
JDL
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Yes, the clock springs go out all the time. Here is a guide to help you get it replaced:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/steering-wheel-clock-spring-removal

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

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Sunday, November 8th, 2009 AT 12:59 PM
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RICHARD763
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Can I replace the clock spring or do I need special tools? The horn is out, the airbag light is on, and no speed control.
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Thursday, September 20th, 2018 AT 5:49 PM (Merged)
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Clock-spring

Removal
1.Before proceeding. Clock-spring is located on steering column between steering wheel and combination switch. Disable air bag system. Leave negative battery cable disconnected. Ensure front wheels are in straight-ahead position and steering column shaft alignment mark is at 12 o'clock position.
Loosen steering wheel retaining bolt several turns.

2.Using 2-jaw puller, unseat steering wheel from steering shaft. Remove and discard steering wheel retaining bolt. Match mark steering shaft and steering wheel for reassembly. Route clock-spring wiring harness through steering wheel as wheel is lifted from steering shaft
Remove steering wheel.
3.Twist tilt wheel handle and shank and remove (if equipped). Remove lower steering column shroud. Position ignition lock cylinder in RUN position. Using suitable tool, push upward on cylinder release tab through hole in lower shroud while pulling cylinder outward.
4.Carefully pry to release clips and remove lower steering column opening cover. Remove upper steering column shroud. Clock-spring contains service lock to prevent accidental rotation when steering wheel is removed. If service lock is missing, apply 2 tape strips across clock-spring and housing to prevent rotation.
5.Remove key-in ignition warning switch. Disconnect clock-spring electrical connector and separate connector from bracket. Pry retaining clips loose and separate wire from 2 retaining clips holding wire to column. Remove clock-spring, feeding wiring harness through instrument panel.


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Thursday, September 20th, 2018 AT 5:49 PM (Merged)
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FOURGS
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It is a fairly easy job. I was worried about doing it with the airbag. Only took a couple of hours for me to do it, I was not in a hurry either.
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Thursday, September 20th, 2018 AT 5:49 PM (Merged)
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DA_YOOPER
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I replaced my clock spring and I would like to know where the wire that looks like a half moon goes too?
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Thursday, September 20th, 2018 AT 5:49 PM (Merged)
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MILLERSONTHERUN
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The single wire with a copper half moon hooks into your ignition key switch.
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