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Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:02 pm 
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Hi folks, could somebody tell me what the clock spring is (I know where it is) and what is it's purpose?

I think it has something to do with the air bag, as my manual mentions a "grenade pin"!! :shock:
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Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:48 pm 
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The clockspring is a ribbon wire setup for the connection for the Airbag, and cruise control ( if fitted ). They wear out....especially on taxi's.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:20 pm 
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So it is not actually a spring?
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Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:29 pm 
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No, not a spring....just looks like a clock spring.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:16 pm 
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O.k, if you say they wear out, I presume the insulation wears off? If so, can this cause a short, thus blowing fuses? I ask this because my airbag fuse blew, and I couldn't figure out why.
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Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:26 pm 
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creeture3 wrote:
O.k, if you say they wear out, I presume the insulation wears off? If so, can this cause a short, thus blowing fuses? I ask this because my airbag fuse blew, and I couldn't figure out why.


That can happen....yes,the insulation wears off.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:30 pm 
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Interesting 8-) Thanks for that
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