How to Replace a Clock Spring (airbag light & horn not working)

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Learn how to turn off your airbag light and fix a horn that doesn't work by replacing your clock spring. Replacing a clock spring is very simple, saves us over $600 and takes less than an hour. I will show you how to safely remove the airbag and steering wheel so you can replace the clockspring at home using common hand tools.
To figure out I had a bad clock spring, I used an obd2 scanner to scan the airbag light and got codes b1801 and b1811 which is an open squib circuit, which means the clock spring is bad. Another way to tell the clock spring is bad is the horn doesn't work and/or the steering wheel buttons don't work.
OBD2 Scanner (BlueDriver):
Service Manual for Torque Specs:
Steering wheel puller:
Torque Wrench:
Clock spring:
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10 nov. 2019




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Carlos Tamayo
Carlos Tamayo Il y a 5 heures
Hey Chris, What if after adding the new clock spring, the buttons and horn don’t work? Do I need some sort of computer module to reconnect? I have an Audi A6.
David Grégoire
David Grégoire Il y a 15 heures
Herrick Cheung
Herrick Cheung Il y a 2 jours
Hi Christ thank you for all of your awesome videos. Just a question why do we always just disconnected the negative pole but not the positive pole of the battery? Thank you again.
Ryan Snyder
Ryan Snyder Il y a 3 jours
I changed the turn signal lever on my 2008 Pontiac Torrent and it still does not click off after you turn the steering wheel back straight after a you think this could be a clock spring issue??? Any information from you will definitely help thank you
Minh Gia
Minh Gia Il y a 4 jours
do you have a video on how to make a chevrolet cruze tower .. thank you
Uzma Nasir
Uzma Nasir Il y a 4 jours
Neighbor: My car steering isn't working Chris:Dont worry, I'm Here to do my Job
Paul Il y a 5 jours
I worked as a car parts counter man before airbags on a car was even a thing. I had never heard of a clock spring on anything but a clock. This video was exactly what I needed. Without this video I wouldn't have ever attempted this repair.
ChrisFix Il y a 4 jours
I'm glad you learned about what this was and got your car fixed!
Paul Il y a 5 jours
Thank you so much for this informative video, it was kinda amazing how many things it fixed at once. It fixed just about every button on my steering wheel, and also the airbag light. I paid $10.00 plus shipping for a brand new same exact part as a factory clock spring, it even came with a 1 year warranty!! Total savings was well north of $500 from the dealer price parts and labor. Had to buy a couple tools, total cost was about $33.00 tools and parts. An absolutely amazing savings, and was easy due to your comprehensive information. Thanks a million Chris!! My car is a 2008 Toyota Prius, Gen 2.
ChrisFix Il y a 4 jours
That's what I love to hear! Thanks a lot!
Francis Lee
Francis Lee Il y a 6 jours
I replaced the broken clock spring but the horn still does not work. Do I need to reset the airbag light?
Goran Il y a 7 jours
I dont need to save any money. I'm loaded!
valanko Fernandes
valanko Fernandes Il y a 7 jours
At end of the video those two lights was blinking what is it
Cheers Mate
Cheers Mate Il y a 8 jours
I had an airbag light on in my 2008 Toyota Tacoma and after checking it with the bluedriver, I found out it was the clock spring. Following this video made it so easy to swap it out, Thanks as always Chris!
Mohammed Hasan
Mohammed Hasan Il y a 9 jours
What about having the angle sensor re-calibrated? I replaced mine myself; should I have it re-calibrated?
xclusiveplayer Il y a 9 jours
Just replaced the clock spring on my Prius myself with a genuine Toyota clock spring for $35!!! Big savings and this video made it extremely easy thanks Chris!!!
Tarek Silini
Tarek Silini Il y a 9 jours
good explanation. Thx
Ingimagn Eiriksson
Ingimagn Eiriksson Il y a 10 jours
I had a subaru impreza 97. I had to replace a clock spring didnt know there was a steering wheel puller. Well i had a wheel to my face 😂
عبدالرحمن الحداد 2
I have Lexus RX 330 2004 the airbags didn’t rurn of ??? Why ???
TheJustonemore Il y a 13 jours
As the wheel turns
M Ali Khan
M Ali Khan Il y a 13 jours
Great video, it helped me a lot. Thanks Chris!
Joshua Dorie
Joshua Dorie Il y a 13 jours
Definitely secure those steering wheel bolts. My long time ago ex installed an aftermarket steering wheel on her s10. And while I was driving it down the highway, with her in the passenger seat, the thing came off in my hands. 😬 I hit the emergency lights, feathered the brakes and down shifted as we drifted to the center barrier. Hit the brakes hard just before we side swiped it. Minor cosmetic damage only. Really f-in lucky.
Abu Il y a 14 jours
When chris is a gamer Chris- Hey guys Chris fix here today ill be showing you how to level up quicker and show you how to gain skill
Ricky107 Il y a 15 jours
17:42 I do like that it's basically a Christmas tree of lights
Paul Komn
Paul Komn Il y a 19 jours
Who is the first check when i want check the clock spring? My air bag light turning off after 15 km on winter and after 5 km on summer Should i have to check the continuity from the yellow wire? Greetings from Greece.
Lyla Christopherson
Lyla Christopherson Il y a 20 jours
Inspiring. Seriously. "Here's how to deal with a steering wheel puller thingie so YOU CAN do it yourself." ALSO, brave enough to pull an airbag -Safely-. Thank you.
Alan Il y a 21 jour
Excelent video!!
Amber M
Amber M Il y a 22 jours
Are clock springs universal? Can I order the one linked for my 2010 nissan cube?
Vehicular Assets
Vehicular Assets Il y a 22 jours
How come I’ve never seen this video lol? Was it private?
ToxicMonsterZ Il y a 22 jours
so I'm just wanted to ask do you have a license for work on airbags in Germany we need a license for work on explosive things
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Lê Sơn Hải Il y a 23 jours
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Ollivera 3 Il y a 24 jours
Show your face
ChrisFix Il y a 24 jours
I will at 10 million subscribers!
LT Afton
LT Afton Il y a 26 jours
So i have to disconnect the battery if i need to move my seat back
Through The Fire
Through The Fire Il y a 26 jours
I can see that It’s raining out there. Lol.
A G Il y a 26 jours
12:04 When the clockspring is removed, behind is the turn signal canceling mechanism
TribalHARRY Il y a mois
So I assume the Nissan garage is using OEM spec parts, so $250 for the part means $400 in labour. Chris did it in an hour so Nissan made $400 in an hour. I bet the mechanic is on an hourly rate and Nissan took most of that as profit. Shocking.
zakkrick Il y a mois
Damn I replaced the clock spring, but the airbag still on. After market clock spring only cost me $12. I’ve cleaned the airbag wires under both seat and the light still.
Dark Oni
Dark Oni Il y a mois
A good trick I like to use on the Priuses when I work on them is to use a tennis ball, cut it in the Middle where it opens up like Pac-Man and shove the terminal into the inside because they can still connect and ground out with that Hybrid battery. Kind of an extra safety method and I have to deal with batteries every day at work.
ChrisFix Il y a mois
Thanks for the safety tip!
Turja Mohanta
Turja Mohanta Il y a mois
Hlw Chris...can you make a video about fog light please?....actually my car has full led headlight but unfortunately it also has halogen fog light and I want to replace it with a powerful led light...but can't understand how to start this.....Also don't know how to choose a perfect led light....I have a subaru 2019 crosstrek....will you please make a video about that?...😅
Gamer pro 23 000
Gamer pro 23 000 Il y a mois
You have saved my life keep up the videos
a_shr3xydud Il y a mois
I'm sad that in australia obd scanners only work in cars 2007 and up, not 1995 and up
James DiMaggio
James DiMaggio Il y a mois
um wheres the dash
ZekeMagnum Il y a mois
Can you do a video on how to make the airbag light go away after replacing your OEM seats, which has airbags, to aftermarket ones with no airbag?
Junior Diaw
Junior Diaw Il y a mois
Good Chris 👈
PoliceOfficer Cam
PoliceOfficer Cam Il y a mois
That is weird how the battery is in the back of the car
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Graur Alexander
Graur Alexander Il y a mois
I'm blown away by how simple he makes it look!
Mint Ivy
Mint Ivy Il y a mois
Autozone charged me 20 bucks to use the puller
turbo Il y a mois
Okay so my horn Works my airbag light is on I've got 4 codes P0171 Fuel system bank 1 sensor 1 lean P0121 Throttle position sensor signal P0455 Evaporative emission system gross leak P0442 Evaporative emission system small leak I don't think any of those are connection near the air airbag so any idea how to fix mine what do you think it might be a simple fuse blown or something eals
Sammy K
Sammy K Il y a mois
I have changed the airbag on my 2011 Nissan Altima , front seat belts.but, still have the airbag light on ! do you know what else do I need to change? please let me know if I could use your help with this problem. airbag light stays on at all time Thanks a lot in advance
Souf Rider
Souf Rider Il y a mois
I can’t find after market one for my fiat grande punto 2008 😔😔
ChrisFix Il y a mois
4KA PLAYZ Il y a mois
hummer 5k is so cool i want that car
Josh Brod
Josh Brod Il y a mois
Is it bad to get an aftermarket part? I'm scared that itll break easy or won't last as long
Josh Brod
Josh Brod Il y a mois
@ChrisFix Do you have any recommendations for picking out aftermarket parts. I have a Toyota Camry 2012 clockspring that is broken and for some strange reason the camrys from 2012-2014 arnt sold at AutoZone or Oreilly's. The part is 400 - 600 dollars OEM. On Ebay it is much much lower, but at I don't know if I should try to get it. Any help in this matter is greatly appreciated.
ChrisFix Il y a mois
99% of the time if you buy an aftermarket part, they are made to the exact specs (or even higher) that the manufacturer puts out! I have very rarely had aftermarket parts break!
Robert McKeown
Robert McKeown Il y a mois
Hi Chris, what do you think about the parts made in China? I just watched you buy a clock spring for a Prius that cost $20 dollars and Toyota wanted a $120 dollars for the clock spring I am pretty sure the clock spring for $20 dollars was made in China.
Elv o
Elv o Il y a mois
chris how do we change gear box for automatic transm
Shadez Marce
Shadez Marce Il y a mois
My horn stopped working and my air bag sign also is on. My biggest concern is my Brake lights don’t work :( I have to keep changing bulbs constantly. So does CLOCKSpring Have something to do with this? I own a Hyundai Elantra Gt 2014 :)
Subzero 3650
Subzero 3650 Il y a mois
Chris, if you see this, I have a big ratchet set and sometime this year (as of 2020) I will try to strip a cheap car for money, it’s all because of how you know all this and have taught me, keep doing what your doing!
Chenar Saber
Chenar Saber Il y a mois
Perksy Il y a 2 mois
I have a Dodge Durango 2003 and I can check the code with out the OBD Reader. It shows me the code and I search it up. It’s very convenient.
Roy BM
Roy BM Il y a 2 mois
We don’t have any lights on the dash.... Several lights flashing 😅
Frederico Ishay Toniato
Hi Chris, does the airbag light flash when driving?
Jeremy Tole
Jeremy Tole Il y a 2 mois
ChrisFix is a renaissance man. He can be good at anything he applies himself to.
DarKMa††er Il y a 2 mois
ChrisFix do you think if your clock spring is bad could/would it make the wipers stop working sometimes?
Captain Price
Captain Price Il y a 2 mois
Why did I never see this video ? I must be a shame 😅😂
ChrisFix Il y a 2 mois
Hopefully you learned a lot!
Winterfang Il y a 2 mois
My car has the same problem, I though the airbag was bad. However this looks super hard
ChrisFix Il y a 2 mois
It's actually one of the easiest jobs to do on a car!
wu2045 Il y a 2 mois
thx it is helpful
Brandon Gallegos
Brandon Gallegos Il y a 2 mois
How are the Teng tools? Is the full chest worth the money?
ChrisFix Il y a 2 mois
TheBackup ONE
TheBackup ONE Il y a 2 mois
Chris, face reveal at 10M subs , please.
Tanner Lynn
Tanner Lynn Il y a 2 mois
local repair shop quoted me over $900 to fix... will definitely be attempting it myself after this.
ChrisFix Il y a 2 mois
It's very quick and easy to do! You'll be saving a ton of money!
Jonathan Adair
Jonathan Adair Il y a 2 mois
I'm 14, not old enough to drive but I'm interested in cars and love watching these videos
Tech TIPS With AR
Tech TIPS With AR Il y a 2 mois
I have ligitmitly downloaded all his video for my phone
SuccessBasis Il y a 2 mois
Thank you. Gonna do this exact thing to my '07, investment vehicle, Prius.
Jerry Bittner
Jerry Bittner Il y a 2 mois
third connector on air bag was the horn signal, even though it is negative.
Jesus Melero
Jesus Melero Il y a 2 mois
Imagine if the obd2 scanner gave you a link to chrisfix so you'd know how to fix it yourself?
WattNeer Il y a 2 mois
6:04 You almost hit the camera... So close
Juicy Il y a 2 mois
Chris is probably the only FRvidr that actually reads through his conments
a_shr3xydud Il y a mois
he a legend
ChrisFix Il y a 2 mois
4 hours everyday reading and responding to comments!
Wai Kian Fat
Wai Kian Fat Il y a 2 mois
3:05 Did anyone see that Airbag Light although to turn off?
TNH Scotty
TNH Scotty Il y a 2 mois
Fix that TPMS light
Victoria Hall
Victoria Hall Il y a 2 mois
Hey Chris I tell my dad what to do and he knows now
Bruce Searle
Bruce Searle Il y a 12 jours
Jimmy Productions true
Ronan Povey
Ronan Povey Il y a 27 jours
Jimmy Productions
Jimmy Productions Il y a mois
This is wholesome
dimzz Il y a 2 mois
obd 2 scanner and a computer was compulsory in 2012 in my country
ChrisFix Il y a 2 mois
Thanks for sharing!
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Geometry Dash Majesty
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I’m Addictive To Your Videos Chris
ChrisFix Il y a 2 mois
I'm sure you've learned a lot about cars then :p
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