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Old 01-25-2012, 04:45 PM   #1
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hey guys whats up, not sure if im in the right topic or not but i think i am ha, anyways i have a 2002 subaru wrx with 69,xxx miles , got it on a trade. Car has a full 3 inch turbo back exhaust and a agency power bov, and a apexi turbo timer that is all i belive.

My question here is does anyone know what i did wrong after taking my steering wheel off . i did it the right way , negative battery was taken off, waited 10 min, took of screws from each side, pulled airbag off carefully did not brake any sensors, then i took the steering wheel off right after i unscrewed the nut. disconnected the cruise control too, i was trying to see how to take it all apart because i just bought a jdm steering wheel 320 for it, i did happen to chip a little plastic piece in the little hole where the nut sat. i put it back together, my horn does not work. and my airbag light is on. can any one help me ? i do want to go to the dealer ship as they are over priced. i checked both seats for the sensors under them and made sure they were clicked . if any one could help me i would really appreciate it as this is my baby ! and im returing the junky steering wheel staying stock just need my horn back and the light gone.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:20 PM   #2
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You probably damaged the clockspring. Get the code read to confirm, but the horn not working is a strong sign that is what happened.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:24 PM   #3
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is that a expensive fix? how do i check this code
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:11 AM   #4
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Easy way to check the code: Get a friend/mechanic w/ an obdII reader/scanner to do it for you.

Harder and more expensive: Buy one and run it yourself.

Might be a self-diagnostic mode for your car... not sure. I'm working with an older subaru.
Good luck!
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:20 AM   #5
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I believe a regular obd 2 scanner will not be able to scan the air bag system. For that is something we are not really authorized to tamper with. You will need a special scanner or like the post above stated a good friend who can help. It sounds like you did everything right above but you could of damaged the clock spring in the steering wheel. Good luck and be careful with the air bag.
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:58 PM   #6
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im pretty sure its the clock spring not a big deal for me found one brand new at 80$..

how do i fix my horn though ???


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Old 01-28-2012, 01:33 PM   #7
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The clock spring is used for both the airbag and horn. As I said in post #2, the airbag light with a non-working horn is a dead giveaway that it's bad, although it still is a good idea to read the code. There is a procedure in the service manual for reading airbag codes by connecting the diagnostic plugs together and counting flashes of the light.
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:42 AM   #8
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thanks so much mulder !
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