What is a spiral cable assembly?

Q1a: What is the Spiral Cable? A1a: The spiral cable connects electrical circuits in the steering column to components located in the steering wheel which include steering wheel controls, horn switch, and airbag assembly.

How much does it cost to get a clock spring replaced?

The average clock spring replacement cost is between $100 and $800, depending on the car model and labor costs. A clock spring costs $50 to $500, and the labor costs $50 to $300. The big difference in the price is because some car models have the clock spring integrated with some control modules for the steering wheel.

How much does it cost to replace a clock spring?

Can I drive my car with a broken clock spring?

Consequences of Having a Broken Clock Spring Symptoms When the clock spring goes bad, it can leave you without cruise control or a functioning horn. In the worst-case scenario, the airbag won’t function properly. You’ll be driving the vehicle without noticing that the airbag will not deploy if you suffer an accident.

What causes clock spring failure?

Clock springs may become faulty with age due to electrical ribbons and their connections wearing thin. They also are likely to fail if they are not replaced after a car crash in which the airbag was deployed. Common signs you have faulty clock spring include: Illumination of the SRS/Airbag light.

How much does it cost to fix a clock spring?

How do I know if my clock spring is broken?

Common signs you have faulty clock spring include:

  1. Illumination of the SRS/Airbag light.
  2. No sound when hitting the horn.
  3. Noises coming from the steering column.

What causes a clock spring to break?

Clocksprings wear in time or become damaged during repairs to the steering column, or when removing a rack and pinion gear, gearbox, or coupling. If the steering wheel is allowed to spin freely, the clockspring’s connection may break, resulting in an open circuit and an illuminated airbag light.