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Old 05-13-2009, 02:24 PM   #1
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Default Is it ok to track my car with a broken clock spring?

My 06 sti has a broken clock spring which means i have lost all control of everything electrical in my steering wheel. (Horn, cruise, and DCCD) Could I mess up anything by taking it to the track before i get it fixed? thanks
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:36 PM   #2
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I doubt that will mess anything up. The question I have is does the steering wheel angle sensor still work? If not you might want to set the DCCD to manual to avoid confusing the controller.
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:40 PM   #3
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whats a clock spring?
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:53 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by AlxSti View Post
whats a clock spring?
It resides in your steering wheel. It allows the wheel to turn while maintaining an electrical connection to all those cool steering wheel switches and knobs. For the Sti it also uses steering input for the dccd.

It does however have a limited amount of revolutions, basically just over lock to lock. If it goes past that...........it's usually ruined.

And you're out $100-$400 depending....used/new.

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Old 05-13-2009, 04:54 PM   #5
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You've also likely lost the function of the airbag too.
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:22 PM   #6
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so then you'll be fine for a track day...just don't try to go fast, don't take sharp turns, and don't hit stuff!
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:58 PM   #7
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jerryrig that horn or make a direct circuit for an aftermarket unit. someone at tech may fail u for safety reasons.
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