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Airbag Clock Spring

Symptoms of a bad clock spring on a Jeep Cherokee (XJ):

  • Airbag light comes on
  • Horn doesn't work
  • Cruise Control doesn't work



  1. Disconnect the battery so the airbag doesn't deploy
  2. Remove the 5/16" bolts from the rear of the steering wheel to remove the airbag.
  3. Disconnect the airbag electrical connector
  4. Using a steering wheel puller, remove the steering wheel
  5. Remove the clock ring.   There are two plastic tabs holding it in and two electrical connectors.
  6. Connect the new clock ring connector plugs and mount the new clock ring.
  7. everything else is in reverse order.