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If horn and cruise control on 97 Plymouth voyager go out what does clock spring have to do with it?

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The clockspring is the electrical connection under the steering wheel. If it is broken the horn and cruise switches are no longer part of the circuit.

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There is a part called a clock spring located in the dash board and it controls both the horn and the cruise control. I had it replace on my Plymouth voyager and they both work fine now. There was a RECALL for airbags which fixes this very problem - they should fix it for you


Answering your question concerning the horn relay . I have a voyager 98 ,my horn and cruise control was not working so the problem was from a piece name clock spring located under the horn and cruise switches in the (direction) . So when i changed this clock spring both problems where solved . The clock spring is under warranty from Chrysler/Dodge due to a factory recall. Check with your local dealer to see if your model/year is covered.


Possible answerIs the airbag idiot light illuminated on the dash? There is a recall concerning airbag/clockspring failure on the 97. My horn failed when this repair was needed. Don't have cruise control on my vehicle. AnswerThis is caused by the clock spring inside the steering wheel behind the airbag. There is a recall for this problem. Take your car to any Plymouth dealer and it will be fixed for free. Call them first so they will have the clock spring in stock.


take it to a dealer it is most likely the clock spring, and it is a recall item, so they will fix it for free, had mine done just last year


The clock spring is located behind steering wheel. If clock spring is defective, it has been recalled for your vehicle and has a life time warranty .


if cruise control and horn aren't working...i bet it's the clock spring..check if there is a recall on it


The clock spring allows you to turn the steering wheel without disconnecting the wiring to the cruise control buttons and horn in your steering wheel If your horn and cruise control don't work the clockspring is probably broken ( P.S. I'm not a mechanic / technician but my money would be on that guess )


It is probably the clock spring in the steering wheel


A clockspring controls the air bag, cruise control and the horn. I had mine replaced. On a Grand Caravan Dodge.


sounds like the clock spring is shot Take it in for service, the airbag system is not for diy'rs.


The clock spring would be inside the plastic steering column cover ( it allows you to turn the steering wheel without " breaking " the wiring connection to your horn and steering wheel mounted cruise control buttons )


I had the same problem. It is the clock spring in the steering column and I took it to the dealer and they fixed without charge it under a recall. Check out Chrysler's web page for recalls.


Check if the air bag light is on. If it is most likely the clock spring in the steering wheel was fried too. It carries power to everything electrical in the steering wheel. But it can go out on its own as well.


I believe there is no fuse just for the cruise control. The cruise control circuit is covered by the PCM. However, I would check the switches on the brake pedal.


I have seen on another site that there is a recall on 1996-98 Voyagers that the clock spring in the steering causes this. One person said lifetime warranty, other have said only to 36,000 miles. You should contact the nearest dealer with your VIN # to confirm and verify the recall coverage.


on my 1994 acclaim the buttons that activate the cruise control are on the steering wheel (Note that the cruise cannot be engaged at all if you are traveling under 60kph). there should be a button that says "set" and under it will say "Decel". there will be a button beside that one that says "resume", "accel". when you want to use cruise control you must be traveling at least 60kph and hit the "set" button, the car will then keep its speed at the speed you were going when you hit the button. if you want to accelerate or decelerate momentarily then have the cruise take over again at the speed it was set at simply hold the "accel" or "Decel" button. to disengage the cruise completely just press the brake slightly and the cars speed will be under your control again. Check the clock spring behind steering wheel(have to pull wheel). I had a problem with the horns and C/C not working. Found that one mounting pin was cracked, causing erratic horn operation and no cruise control. Make sure road wheels are straight forward before removing/replacing spring.



As far as I know the clock spring allows the wiring to the steering wheel horn and cruise control buttons to feed in and out when the steering wheel is turned


You need too change the clock spring in the steering wheel. MY 2001 sebring had the same problem, changed it now it's ok. Horn and cruise control works now./


Follow the upper radiator hose from the radiator to the engine and there you will find a housing with the thermsstat inside. When replacing the thermostat make sure the spring goes toward the engine.


I'm not a mechanic / technician but if your horn and cruise control stopped working at the same time , it might be the clock-spring inside your steering wheel column cover . The clockspring allows a person to turn the steering wheel while still maintaining the electrical connections to your horn and cruise control buttons


There is a switch that turns on the cruise control there could be a problem with that. There could also be a problem with the transmission linkage also. Causes include check engine light, vacuum hose, clock spring, brake light switch,


It is the devise that makes the electrical connection between the steering wheel and the steering column. It is what allows the rotation of the wheel and lets the airbag, horn, and cruise circuits work.


It doesn't control anything. It is the connection for the cruise switches, horn switch, radio controls(if equipped) and airbag that allow the steering wheel to turn and there to still be a connection.


Right at the engine head, where the top radiator hose meets it. That is the thermostat housing. Clean it real good when dismantling and replace the new thermostat with the spring facing the engine.



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