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

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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  • Tim Jensen
    Tim Jensen3 timmar sedan

    Which code reader do you use ?

  • Emmanuel mangani
    Emmanuel mangani8 timmar sedan

    Chris is father

  • Plocký
    Plocký14 timmar sedan

    I remember my first time fcking something up in the workshop was opening the housing of the clock spring and the insides fell out.. I desperately tried to put it back in before chefe came back...ofc i failed :(

  • Nestor Sanchez
    Nestor Sanchez6 dagar sedan

    What if only the airbag light is on

  • Sam Trail
    Sam Trail6 dagar sedan

    Me: Whats the checkengine light? No one: Car:ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm gas cap :\

  • Marco Maturano
    Marco Maturano6 dagar sedan

    How do I check my clockspring if only the horn does not work? Aka. No airbag light is on.

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    Bandz Monney8 dagar sedan

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    OLUWASEUN OWOLABI10 dagar sedan

    Well done on the good job

    OLUWASEUN OWOLABI10 dagar sedan

    My speedometer and all gauges my dashboard of my Toyota Corolla 2006 just stopped working suddenly.

    OLUWASEUN OWOLABI10 dagar sedan

    Hi chris

  • Drock70
    Drock7010 dagar sedan

    You make it look so easy Thank you so much for sharing your expertise in these awesome videos!!!

  • Nipo766
    Nipo76611 dagar sedan

    U forgot to test the airbag...

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    11 dagar sedan

    No hate its a joke

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    1000000- Ryan13 dagar sedan


  • Captain
    Captain13 dagar sedan

    He forgot to later spray the airbag with soapy water.

  • Allen Hampshire
    Allen Hampshire14 dagar sedan

    Hi , that was another question I had, was about the the clock spring, and how to replace it . So I saw today two great videos on how to take off a steering wheel and replace a clock spring. God bless you, thanks so much for your videos!! Keith

  • Abortion Baby
    Abortion Baby16 dagar sedan

    Chris, my 2013 Infiniti G37 is not on the service manual for torque specs. Where could I find it?

  • Adriel Feinstein
    Adriel Feinstein18 dagar sedan

    Chrisfix: just rip the airbag out I’ll be fine. Me:no!

  • Agha Mehdi
    Agha Mehdi19 dagar sedan

    THIS car is famous in PAKISTAN and I think it's hybrid

  • Patrick Hung
    Patrick Hung20 dagar sedan

    That is a hybrid because I see the hybrid badges on the side of the car

  • luilui03able
    luilui03able22 dagar sedan

    What about if the turning light does not go off after the car is driving straight, and has to be off by hand?

  • Rowan Allen
    Rowan Allen23 dagar sedan

    Also do you or anyone on this video know where in a 2007 Prius the srs airbag module is? I’m not sure where it is located

  • Rowan Allen
    Rowan Allen23 dagar sedan

    The driver airbag in my car went off.. I would have to change the clock spring along with the airbag right?

  • Big Velvet
    Big Velvet23 dagar sedan

    I have the same Hanes manual, but it's for the Ford explorer.

  • M.S.
    M.S.24 dagar sedan

    Great job Chris fix.

  • Siddharth K
    Siddharth K25 dagar sedan

    i saw your face in the mirror

  • Mike N
    Mike N25 dagar sedan

    Hello Chris , hey, on a 2002 thunderbird with 28,500. The cruise control buttons are the only problem right now. Could a bad clock spring cause this problem? Thanks

  • Roberto Izquierdo
    Roberto Izquierdo27 dagar sedan

    Bluetooth not working on a 2009 lancer, could the problem be the clock spring?

  • Dat Nguyen
    Dat Nguyen27 dagar sedan

    I. Need it

  • Andy Cumberbatch
    Andy Cumberbatch28 dagar sedan

    Thanks man, great video. Well explained and without the annoying music too. Thanks again.

  • Zizoo Alasaad
    Zizoo AlasaadMånad sedan

    Man you’re so helpful keep the good work 👍

  • Kevin Wright
    Kevin WrightMånad sedan

    I always buy one of those books for my make and model, when I get a new car.

  • Tony Barbuto
    Tony BarbutoMånad sedan

    Your videos are so thorough how could anyone dislike them. Salty mechanics smh...

  • steffydog1
    steffydog1Månad sedan

    Great job CF 👍🏁

  • flavrdPnut
    flavrdPnutMånad sedan

    I also wanted to add my OEM spring says before installing to rotate 2.5 turns from left and align arrows. But if I rotate 2.5 turns the arrows will not line up. I’m very confused by this request, why would they not just make it in the right position for install!? Any help would be great. Thanks

  • flavrdPnut
    flavrdPnutMånad sedan

    Dude your videos are always the best, with clear direction and all possible questions answered! Thank you, your vids have helped me through so many projects. Your the best and thank you for all the time and effort you put into these videos, I know it’s a lot.

    FISHFANATIC95Månad sedan

    Thank you as always Chris! Would not have wanted to try this without your video. I did it in under an hour and got an aftermarket clock spring for $20. Fixed the horn on my 2011 Toyota Tundra! So so grateful for your videos. You’re incredibly underrated. Thank you

  • Eilon Omer
    Eilon OmerMånad sedan

    Chris , ohhh I’ve been waiting for the pen marks the middle and the locktite medium strength... you are so professional, you makes me so proud... you are a great person and so professional and informative... thank you so much for the great video and keep on showing everyone how perfect and professional work suppose to be done.

  • Michael Musgrove
    Michael MusgroveMånad sedan

    I just found myself watching this for entertainment. (I mean: education.)

  • Lunatiic 311
    Lunatiic 311Månad sedan

    Thanks I just got a quick release and needed that

  • Danny Doughboy
    Danny DoughboyMånad sedan

    THANK YOU CHRIS! you saved me a ton of 💰! Of course it took me a bit longer than an hour, big deal! Cheers sir!

  • jeivy garcia
    jeivy garciaMånad sedan

    Hey chris i was changing my steering wheel on my 2016 q50 and when i finished the wheel wont turn all the way to the left, i can turn it all the way to the right. If the clock spring say wasnt centre and i accident turned it would this hive me the problem im having ?

  • Doug Syler
    Doug SylerMånad sedan

    I don't see a horn switch button. Coffee spilled on steering wheel. I want to fix the horn and the Engine Auto off feature where the motor stops at stop lights to save gas.

  • Juan Camberos G.
    Juan Camberos G.Månad sedan

    I have a problem with my truck please help guys: when i connect the horn relay my truck starts honking like crazy and it wont stop, so i have to have the relay off. How can i fix the problem? I want to be able to use my horn. Please help

  • Pete Howard
    Pete HowardMånad sedan

    Another awesome "How To" video, Chris. I struggled a bit with the disassembly of all the snap-fit parts, and some of the stubborn connectors, but you gave us just enough info, in a very efficient manner, to git-r done. Many Thanks.

  • Andy Ali
    Andy AliMånad sedan

    Hey chris have a problem with my Toyota hoping it's possible u can make a video about a 1996 corolla idle not working while ac is on if cant tell me what can I do

  • runin1wild
    runin1wildMånad sedan

    Wow I’m glad I saw this video! Another project I have to do but another day! 👍🏼 I’ve never found a Haynes service manual for my Escalade.

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  • Steve Adegbola
    Steve AdegbolaMånad sedan

    Hello, how do you order this slip ring for Volkswagen

  • Jeremy Cox
    Jeremy CoxMånad sedan

    Awesome I love your videos this one is extremely helpful dealing with airbag lights on my car

  • Angel Jaimes
    Angel JaimesMånad sedan

    Hey Chris ! I have a 2015 q50 and my push to start button doesn't work unless I bring the key to the button and then press the button. My airbag light is on and my question is... Can the clock spring affect to push to start function?

  • James Edward Marshall
    James Edward MarshallMånad sedan

    Anyone know when Toyota will make a full EV SUV not a hybrid, originally I wanted a Prius however my job would be a struggle for a sedan.

  • Calli
    CalliMånad sedan

    Incredibly well done, in both descriptive narrative, and video. Thanks!!

  • Will Sawyer
    Will SawyerMånad sedan

    I have a quick question. I have this same problem with the airbag light on my 2007 buick lacrosse. I have been trying to find a replacement clock spring for the part on my car but I can not find it anywhere. Are clock springs this hard to find or am I doing something wrong.

  • Miss Philosophie
    Miss PhilosophieMånad sedan

    Chris, I'm just going to have to marry you. I cannot even do this if I tried LOL.

  • Mevan A
    Mevan AMånad sedan

    Where do you find service manuals for latest cars like 2020/2021? Haynes does not show anything above 2019.

  • Taylor Parker
    Taylor ParkerMånad sedan

    Hey I have a question my horn works and every button works on my 2008 mazda 3 but the airbag light is still on could that be the only problem or is there more Thanks 👍

  • Shaffira Karim
    Shaffira KarimMånad sedan

    he know everything

  • Stealthpanda911
    Stealthpanda911Månad sedan

    unreal. my air bag light on my ram comes on and off quite literally at will. this sounds like it...

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    ProcrastinaThorMånad sedan

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  • Ifeanyi Nwamuo
    Ifeanyi NwamuoMånad sedan

    Hi Chris i have a Code: C1231 Steering Angle Sensor Circuit popped up on my 2009 Venza after replacing the Steering Rack, although the centering of the rack was way-off. so After i took it in to a dealership for alignment, i still notice the traction and VSC light is still on....then i tried using my OBD Scanner to clear it still it won't go away then i drove down to the dealership same thing they could not clear it. I then perform zero calibration on it still the VSC light won't disappear....Pls what else can i do? Thanks

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    The titanic rodunerMånad sedan

    Hey Chris fix QQ do a video how to buy acar thanks

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    Win 10Månad sedan

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    Danny HolmanMånad sedan

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  • Benjamin Joseph Bruner
    Benjamin Joseph BrunerMånad sedan

    Chris: *calls dealership for quote Dealership: *sweats nervously

  • Felix de Winter
    Felix de Winter2 månader sedan

    Hi Chris, Thanks for building our trust and educate the masses! Can I ask: Why do you remove the negative connector from the battery and not the postive? Isn't that where the power comes from?

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  • Dat Huynh
    Dat Huynh2 månader sedan

    Why can I use the ford's torque document, for Toyota cars let me ask. thanks. i am from Vietnam

  • DenzyPlayz
    DenzyPlayz2 månader sedan

    I cant do the OBD2 scan on my car, it was made in 1993. ;c

  • Lincoln Stevens
    Lincoln Stevens2 månader sedan

    Thank you @ChrisFix !!! Your videos have saved me thousands! Just followed this video and got the job done on my 08 Prius in under 30 minutes!

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    XxSlenderCookie_BoyxX2 månader sedan

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  • Tank Jr
    Tank Jr2 månader sedan

    This is helpful. Question for those who know, do you have to change a clockspring if the car has been in an accident that set off the airbag?

  • 420 YEET
    420 YEET2 månader sedan

    @ChrisFix - Would this clock spring problem do the opposite with the horn? where it will sound off on its own without you pressing it? I am having this problem. I unplugged my horn at the grill to make it stop and I have an airbag light. But yea, my horn had the problem of not shutting off.

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    Joseph Carney2 månader sedan

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    cardient2 månader sedan

    Beautiful beautiful

  • Brad'sGoogle
    Brad'sGoogle2 månader sedan

    Thanks Chris for your time and sharing your expertise.02Apr2021

  • Noksus
    Noksus2 månader sedan

    650 bucks for this is an absolute travesty.

  • Adam Aburweis
    Adam Aburweis2 månader sedan

    “It won’t blow up you’ll be fine” -Chris Fix 2019.

  • Ethan Hollingsworth
    Ethan Hollingsworth2 månader sedan

    The horn on my 2005 v6 mustang isn’t working but my cruise control is working and my airbag light isn’t on, is that my clock spring or is it something else?

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    Johnson Young2 månader sedan

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    dɘath_writtɘn2 månader sedan

    what chris loves *extended, I saw this before and wanted to add to it :) #1 family #2 cooper #3 medium strength thread locker #4 torque wrench #5 owners manual #6 saving a ton of money #7 going for a test drive #8 fixing your own car in your driveway #9 soapy wooder #10 paint marker #11 seeing if she'll start #12 the engine purring #13 project cars #14 positive camber #15 buying dream cars #16 proper alignment #17 the dyno #18 turbo kit #19 the track #20 the driftstang #21 microfiber towels #23 your favourite carpet cleaner #24 head gasket #25 foam cannon #26 pressure washer #27 thick layer of foam #28 wet sanding #29 making scratches disappear #30 deep mirror shine #31 disconnecting the negative terminal #32 not scratching the paint #33 clearcoat damage #34 no power to the engine #35 coolant

  • Manuel P
    Manuel P2 månader sedan

    Thank you!!!!! it was a really helpful video, you really know how to handle all the view details with your cameras.

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    treate19772 månader sedan

    When I watch the "ChrisFix" videos, makes me feel like I'm tuned in on Netflix

  • Adriel Feinstein
    Adriel Feinstein2 månader sedan

    Can you find a Tesla to do this? Please

  • Neil Guru
    Neil Guru2 månader sedan

    my mom have a prius

  • Deepak Shinde
    Deepak Shinde2 månader sedan

    Hey Chris.... You haven't tested your airbags... 😆😆 Love from India...

  • Muhammad Ibrar
    Muhammad Ibrar2 månader sedan

    Very niece

  • Tariq Haider Bhuiyan
    Tariq Haider Bhuiyan2 månader sedan

    Hey Chris! My 2014 Toyota Prius Alpha recently had a clock spring change. After that the Slip Indicator light has been on. How do I fix that?

  • Midnight Storm
    Midnight Storm2 månader sedan

    When the clockspring in my old subaru went out, my horn and cruise control all died.

  • Bishop753
    Bishop7532 månader sedan

    Hey Chris Fix, this video was recommended to me but I believe its the problem I'm having now. The airbag light is on and my cruise button isn't working. Will have to run the codes to see what it is....thanks because been after a whole year, your videos still relate to the now...

  • KALISA Jean Pierre
    KALISA Jean Pierre2 månader sedan

    I like the way you explain things, and really so amizing stuff. Thanks, the first time I saw your videos, I subscribed and now it is for the hands up! I love you ChrisFix...

  • Cool Arrow Garage
    Cool Arrow Garage2 månader sedan

    I need to replace the clock spring in my 94 F150 it has an OBD1 computer. hopefully the light will reset.

  • Lbsublime 24
    Lbsublime 242 månader sedan

    How long can the wire inside the Clockspring be?

  • frank Nicklas
    frank Nicklas2 månader sedan

    thank you ! I just used your video to realign the clockspring saved me alot of $.


    same instructions for 2012 prius?

  • Built 06 STI
    Built 06 STI3 månader sedan

    Chrisfix is probably the one i know on youtube who explain every steps on replacing parts....keep it up bud..

  • Crystal Gibson
    Crystal Gibson3 månader sedan

    Very good video! Thanks 😊

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    Josephi Krakowski3 månader sedan

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  • David Brennan
    David Brennan3 månader sedan

    Thanks for this easy-to-follow How To! I got my horn working again! My airbag light is on now (wasn’t before) but one thing at a time, lol.

  • El Blogiante
    El Blogiante3 månader sedan

    Hey Chris, do you know how much torque pounds need that center screw on a 2007 dodge caliber? I cant find that info anywhere!