It's the device under the steering wheel that sends all the signals to the BCM. Chrysler products are notorious for them failing. My '96 probably still has an outstanding recall on it but it's probably far too old for Chrysler to honor it.gusc said:OK Guys, enlighten me. What is "the clockspring"?
IS the Multifunction switch is still a currently stocked Chrysler part and would you know its approx. price? The clockspring seems to be working just fine. The VIN # indicates that it never was changed according to the data base. Can the Airbag remain intact with steering wheel remaining in position as both halves of the column are separated to gain access to the multifunction switch?ImperialCrown said:The airbag, cruise and horn problem are likely in the clockspring. A steering wheel puller would be needed to do that.
The turn signals and ghost wiper are likely in the multifunction switch. The column cover halves would just have to be separated for that.
Disconnecting the battery before both jobs would be recommended. Reset your clock when done.
What kind of steering wheel puller is used on the 3rd generation minivans? My 2003 Grand Cherokee uses a 2 jaw puller. I watched a YouTube video, and they used a bolt in puller. My wife's 2000 T & C has a bad clock-spring. We never got a recall letter. Is it too late to get it replaced under the recall, since it is unlimited mileage? She does not get the airbag light, bit her horn is hard to get to blow, and her radio buttons don't work correctly all the time.Ray Green said:IC, I was hoping the MF switch would cure the turn signals but I didn't figure it would help the wipers. I've read about the R&R for the clockspring so you need the battery disconnected for about 30 minutes before proceeding to remove the airbag. A wheel puller I have .... had it for a long time and use it often.
It's the device under the steering wheel that sends all the signals to the BCM. Chrysler products are notorious for them failing. My '96 probably still has an outstanding recall on it but it's probably far too old for Chrysler to honor it.
Clockspring is about $65.00 I think and fairly simple to replace if you have basic mechanical knowledge and a steering wheel puller.