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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11 nov. 2019




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TheSystemGuy Il y a 15 heures
650-20= 5000 Truckloads of Soapy Wooder and some Random Prius Parts
Ricardo Leon Garcia
Ricardo Leon Garcia Il y a 18 heures
Hi Chris! One question. Mine was changed by the dealer because of a recall. It's been a year and now I have the same light, and the steering wheel does a clicking noise when turning. My car is a Yaris 2007 and uses the same part. I heard that you said that OEM are known to go bad, so should I only replace the Clock Spring with the aftermarket one or look if the steering wheel is causing the clock spring to go bad?
Ricardo Leon Garcia
Ricardo Leon Garcia Il y a 16 heures
@ChrisFix will do, thanks Chris!!
ChrisFix Il y a 16 heures
Sounds like it went bad again. I would contact the dealer and let them know. They should warranty it
Cul Cät
Cul Cät Il y a jour
At first I didnt think there would be any medium strength threadlocker, as always Chris proved me wrong
ChrisFix Il y a 11 heures
There is always threadlocker!
Sir Anderoo
Sir Anderoo Il y a jour
I'm getting an ABS and Trac OFF light as well as the Airbag light coming up on my dash and after getting a scan the Drivers side Airbag's resistance is too high which is commonly a clock spring, so this could trigger these lights too?
Loki Yt
Loki Yt Il y a jour
U emmm exposed ur vin number at 4:00
Mike Canning
Mike Canning Il y a jour
Just replaced my Clockspring on Nissan Rogue after watching your video. Horn and Cruise control were not working. After changing all worked again but got ABS and VDC off lights. Discovered that you also need to have Steering Angle Sensor reset. Now all is good and I'm sure I saved a ton. Thanks for the video!
ChrisFix Il y a jour
Awesome! I'm glad it worked out for you!
computer dude
computer dude Il y a jour
Could a worn out clock spring make the buttons not do the right function? For example every once in a while my volume up will make the channel change and my volume down would make the volume go up.
computer dude
computer dude Il y a jour
@ChrisFix ok, thank you!
ChrisFix Il y a jour
Yes it could possibly do that.
Lamontagnedegauche Il y a 2 jours
Hey Chris! I chicken out! I had a feeling it was that, but I wasn't sure and I went to the garage. It turned out it was just that and it cost me A LOT!!!! I won't let you down next time! Keep up the good work!
Joseph Practical
Joseph Practical Il y a 3 jours
Hey guys chrisfix here today Im gonna show you how to! Hahaha youre the best instructor i hope you can visit here in Philippines
Hazim Zm
Hazim Zm Il y a 3 jours
Fix your hummer
John Molloy
John Molloy Il y a 3 jours
When removing a steering wheel manually, I put the retaining nut back on the shaft a couple of turns. A steering wheel that suddenly releases hurts when it hits your nose...
United Wings for travel
What is the difference between 10 way and 4 way clock spring?
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william sliemers
william sliemers Il y a 4 jours
Chris, on my 2009 Corolla the horn honks when I am driving straight. Could It be a clock spring?? Help
Jesus Ibarra
Jesus Ibarra Il y a 4 jours
I didn’t even know that part existed
B1RB B01
B1RB B01 Il y a 4 jours
Dude, you need to get BlueDriver to sponsor you because you are showing them off and showing what it can do, give them a call
Gregory Southerland
Gregory Southerland Il y a 4 jours
hey, I think i remember hearing you saying about wanting a new project car, i forget what purpose though i suggest a mini truck, maybe a 1985 chevorlet s10, it's a nice squarebody, and mini trucks are a blank slate. there's an entire subreddit deticafed to this model of truck, but the subreddit is almost as far as the online resources go for this truck, there are youtube videos, but none show how to fix them. also, it has a weird gauge cluster, you can't pull it out even with all the bolts out
Kryndon64 Il y a 4 jours
Chris, last year roughly at the same time both my horn stopped working (even tho the unit is fine), my cruise control lever stopped working and my SRS light came on. This is on a '97 Eagle Talon. Do you reckon it could very well be this clock spring? I randomly came across this video and after watching it, it now gives me hope that I may be able to fix all 3 of my problems.
Yoseph Alabdulwahab
Yoseph Alabdulwahab Il y a 4 jours
You should make a video on how to touch up paint on rock chips. Thanks for being an amazing channel!!!!
Siyue Chan
Siyue Chan Il y a 5 jours
Hey, do anyone have any suggestion on how to buy a project car or a cheap car that can drive in Canada? It is so hard for me to find a web or a app to search. Hope sombody can give some ideas, thanks a lot~
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MPLS Car Sales Il y a 3 jours
See my UTUBE channel
MPLS Car Sales
MPLS Car Sales Il y a 3 jours
Siyue Chan i sell cars but you would have to come to Minnesota not to far from Canada 🇨🇦 I’ll even pay your ticket 🎫 and drive it home 🏠
Zeloq Il y a 5 jours
Does anyone know where I could get one of those Chris fix key chains?
Isaac Blank
Isaac Blank Il y a 5 jours
Is this the same Prius that u replaced the hybrid battery
Muhammad Faateh
Muhammad Faateh Il y a 5 jours
Hey, that clip is from the restoration of steering wheel video
Zachary Forbes
Zachary Forbes Il y a 5 jours
i need advice for getting insanely rusted bolts off. PB Blaster won’t work, breaker bar won’t get it, impact gun ain’t doing it, pipe wrench won’t do it. what can i do
Kyle berryhill
Kyle berryhill Il y a 6 jours
Hey Chris, I’m thinking about Color Matching my 2005 Silverado Front Grille and or Front Bumper. Would you ever think about making a video regarding how to it Yourself besides sending it to a paint shop to spend loads of money? If you have any tips or guides please reply back! Thanks!
Kyle berryhill
Kyle berryhill Il y a 5 jours
ChrisFix That’s good to hear. Been looking for videos on how to do it cheaply but haven’t found a great tutorial yet.
ChrisFix Il y a 6 jours
That’s a good idea because a grill is easy to paint.
John Lilly
John Lilly Il y a 6 jours
Hey Chris, quick question. Didnt you replace the leather on your mustang's steering wheel in a previous video? Looks like crap now
ChrisFix Il y a 6 jours
That was footage from that video. That way I didnt have to reshoot that part of it.
Jacob Kelly
Jacob Kelly Il y a 6 jours
Uh Chris you said you would link everything in the description but I need a car 😂 send that link hommie
Roasted broccoli
Roasted broccoli Il y a 6 jours
When people get bored they go to watch a movie or hangout with their friends Me: watch Chris fix gets entertainment levels high😁 I hope one day that I could buy my first car then do all of these stuff
Joe balls Ligma mama
Joe balls Ligma mama Il y a 6 jours
Instructions unclear my house is on fire
X MASTER 3000 Il y a 6 jours
Wait, THIS IS AN OLD VIDEO!!! Look at the mustang’s steering wheel, it’s not remade like he did. It’s still dirty! Maby he wanted to upload it but that would be a while. ChrisFix is the best tho! Like if you agree
X MASTER 3000 Il y a 6 jours
Keep making your great and helpful vids man
X MASTER 3000 Il y a 6 jours
My favorite was prospect police intercepter
X MASTER 3000 Il y a 6 jours
I watch your videos as soon as they come out
X MASTER 3000 Il y a 6 jours
Omg, thank you for replying so fast
ChrisFix Il y a 6 jours
That part of the video is from the video where I re wrapped the steering wheel, other then that it was still recent!
fly1n9 p1ngu1n
fly1n9 p1ngu1n Il y a 6 jours
Nearly had a heart attack thinking u bought a prius
ChrisFix Il y a 6 jours
I did a while ago :p
GarageMyLife Il y a 6 jours
Не понимаю что говоришь, но понимаю что делаешь!
ben randall
ben randall Il y a 6 jours
No one
supersimon126 Il y a 7 jours
"Now you wanna go for a ride and make sure everything works." Make sure to find a decent size tree and test the airbag as it is an important safety feature.
ChrisFix Il y a 6 jours
lol, it's not just the airbag though!
Just Ben
Just Ben Il y a 7 jours
Any one know another great mechanical education youtuber like Chris but for motorbikes?
IcyV GT Il y a 7 jours
Is this video recorded a while ago? Since u havent sold ur prius and ur mustang steering wheel hasnt been covered.
ChrisFix Il y a 6 jours
My friend who has the Prius asked about the issues, so I decided to make a video on it (which was all recent when it was posted). The clip from the mustang is from the video where I re wrapped it!
boosted kid productions
Chris my clutch suddenly stopped working it was doing fine i stopped at a light and when I tried to press the clutch it sunk all the way down and the car wouldn't go into gear I checked the fluid it was still full. It'll go into gear with car off but when the car is on it won't go into any gear
pd Destroyer
pd Destroyer Il y a 7 jours
Can u do it 2 time a week
pd Destroyer
pd Destroyer Il y a 6 jours
2 videos a week and omg u seen my text
ChrisFix Il y a 6 jours
What do you mean?
Hax Il y a 7 jours
Just in case people are doing this on older cars, when taking the wheel off, put the nut back on a few threads and start yanking it off, saves your face.
smufr Il y a 7 jours
Chris, It seems you can fix almost anything. I have been watching your channel for a while and i love your content, do you think you could fix my parents marriage for me?
People with messy cars
Gluing Two Cars Together!!