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04 accord clock spring

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Old 04-19-2010, 09:57 PM
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how to replace the airbag clock spring in a 04 accord lx?car was in accident and driver airbag deployed. have new airbag to install,noticed clockspring was loose.is there any special way of removing and replacing clockspring?
 
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:42 PM
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What's loose? Are you sure it's not normal?

Remove the steering wheel without hammering on it. (That's probably a warning so you don't set off the airbag inadvertently)

Have to remove lower dashboard and lower steering-column cover to find wiring plugs. Then there's a strange clip that you unfasten with a tool like a pick that's bent 90-degrees. A new clockspring will be centered. Otherwise turn it all the way counterclocksise then back 1-1/2 turns until the arrow points upwards.

Replace steering wheel then plug stuff back in. Reinstall trim panels.
 

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Old 04-29-2010, 09:22 AM
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To add to the above; the reel only turns 3 full turns, so with the steering wheels centered, the reel turns 1-1/2 turns in each direction.
The replacement reel comes with tape holding it in the centered position, so if you center the steering it should mount in correctly.
 
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I have the same issue and I was thinking about doing the repair myself. I found this 3rd party clockspring for $40 shipped or so. I was curious if there's a step by step guide or something. I've never removed the steering wheel from a car before and I can't seem to find the service manual for my 2000 Honda Accord EX. I have the 96 service manual but is that the same? Any help would be greatly appreciated

Part I'm using
www. rockauto BAD LINK .com/catalog/
 

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I have 2003 accord ex v6 steering wheel controls for radio and cruise control stopped working but horn still works would this be a clock spring issue? if so, where can I look to see how to replace it
 
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Old 11-06-2015, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by gbsn68335 View Post
I have 2003 accord ex v6 steering wheel controls for radio and cruise control stopped working but horn still works would this be a clock spring issue? if so, where can I look to see how to replace it
"Sounds" like a clock spring issue but testing would confirm.

If you are going to do this yourself and might do other repairs (?), I would suggest a good service manual - you can buy one for ~$27 online from "www (dot) automanualsource (dot) com".
 
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