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Why does the horn work only when turning the steering wheel? Clock spring gone bad?


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  1. The horn on my Suburban has stopped working a couple weeks ago. But noticed that when driving, it will work. It also has the air bag light on saying there's a bad connection. Looked it up an it could possibly be the clock spring. Because those are common problems when it goes bad? Any other suggestions of what the problem could be that I could to rule out?
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The horn contact goes through a hole in the clockspring so the reason the horn is acting up isn't the clockspring.

Usually it's the spring loaded contact that sits in the hole in the clockspring and rides on the horn plate. It gets worn down.

Here it is.

You can either replace all the parts or just buy the spring loaded contact separately at any auto parts store