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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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Question Cruise Control Help

Hi everyone. Two summers ago i unfortunately wrecked the front end of my 97 t-bird. The air bags went off and i had to replace them along with some body pieces on the front. Ever since the wreck the horn goes off constantly, I've had the fuse out though to prevent it from going off, and the cruise control hasn't worked. Since I'm going to have a 3 hour drive this week, I decided to try to fix the cruise control. I unhooked the horn and put the fuse back in thinking maybe the cruise control was connected with the horn, but that didn't fix the problem. I also checked all of the other fuses and they were all good. I've read online that it may be the clock spring. Does anyone have any suggestions or know how to fix this? Or is my best bet replacing the clock spring?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 01:41 PM
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Yeah, I'd start by switching out the clock spring.

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The clock spring should be replaced any time the airbag blows, and both the horn and cruise control signals go through it, so that would be the first place to start.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies and help guys. There ended up being a loose connection to the cruise control button so I fixed that and all was good
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