What does the clock spring control?
In vehicle steering systems a clock spring or clockspring is a spiral-wound special rotary electrical connector which allows a vehicle’s steering wheel to turn while still making an electrical connection between the steering wheel airbag and/or the vehicle’s horn and other devices and the vehicle’s electrical systems.
How do I know if I need a new clock spring?
Signs Your Clock Spring Needs Repair
Common signs you have faulty clock spring include: Illumination of the SRS/Airbag light. No sound when hitting the horn. Noises coming from the steering column.
Does clock spring affect turn signal?
Does the clock spring affect turn signals? … Yes, the cancel cams are on the clock-spring rotor.
Can you drive with a bad clock spring?
If you try to drive a car with a faulty or broken clock spring, you will experience a lot of difficulty when you try to rotate the steering wheel, and what’s more, if you prolong this, it will cause damage to other parts of your car, too, not to mention putting yourself, as the driver, at risk.”
How much does it cost to replace a clock spring?
For a clock spring, the parts alone will cost $80 to $150; however, if a professional mechanic is going to replace the clock spring for you, the average job will cost anywhere from $200 to as much as $400.
What is another name for a clock spring?
Alternative names for the clock springs are clock spring coil, coil assembly, cable reel assembly, coil spring unit and contact reel.