Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Technical Discussion > Troubleshooting/Problems Discussion

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 05-27-2014, 04:33 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
1995CherokeeABQ is on a distinguished road
1999 grand Cherokee limited

All steering wheel controls including the horn quit working. I checked the fuses and they are good. Any ideas?
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-27-2014, 05:27 PM
sanjuro77's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 1996 4.0L ZJ
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 221
Thanks: 3
Thanked 18 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 771
sanjuro77 has a reputation beyond reputesanjuro77 has a reputation beyond reputesanjuro77 has a reputation beyond reputesanjuro77 has a reputation beyond reputesanjuro77 has a reputation beyond reputesanjuro77 has a reputation beyond reputesanjuro77 has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1995CherokeeABQ View Post
All steering wheel controls including the horn quit working. I checked the fuses and they are good. Any ideas?
Maybe the "clockspring" is bad?

"The clock spring is mounted on the steering column behind the steering wheel. This assembly consists of a plastic housing which contains a flat, ribbon-like, electrically conductive tape that winds and unwinds with the steering wheel rotation.

The clock spring is used to maintain a continuous electrical circuit between the instrument panel wire harness and the driver side airbag module, the horn switch, and the cruise control switches."
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-27-2014, 05:29 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
1995CherokeeABQ is on a distinguished road
How would I check to see if its bad?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-27-2014, 05:40 PM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,659
Thanks: 41
Thanked 98 Times in 91 Posts
Rep Power: 44201
lstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond repute
Re: 1999 grand Cherokee limited

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1995CherokeeABQ View Post
How would I check to see if its bad?
VERY VERY carefully. It can blow your head off...

Do the turn signals, wiper controls, ignition switch all work, which would indicate it isn't something in the overall harness?

Exactly what controls do and don't work, and which fuses have been checked?

If you need to get into the horn area on the wheel to check anything with a cheap voltmeter, please watch out, that air bag activator can hurt if accidentally set off.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-27-2014, 05:57 PM
Frango100's Avatar
Premium Member

My Jeep: 2004 4.7L WJ
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Brazil
Posts: 5,305
Thanks: 9
Thanked 131 Times in 124 Posts
Rep Power: 526354
Frango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: 1999 grand Cherokee limited

Here attached some wiring pages where the clockspring is used. If you have radio switches then there is even a bit more.
Indeed take care with the airbag, low voltage could already activate the squib.I would only try to measure the horn and speed control continuity through the clockspring, if not ok, then you will need a new clockspring.
Attached Files
File Type: pdf Clockspring horn.pdf (104.7 KB, 1 views)
File Type: pdf Clockspring speed control.pdf (179.9 KB, 1 views)
File Type: pdf Clockspring airbag.pdf (128.8 KB, 2 views)
__________________
Frank

JEEP Grand Cherokee 4.7 Lmtd 2004
HID 8000K in low and fog / Quad Squad member
KYB Gas-a-Just shocks / Pirelli Scorpion ATR 245/65/17 - Transgo reprogramming shiftkit.

VW Beetle 2.0 TSI 2013
My new toy
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
'99 Grand :: 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited JeepFreak12 Member Garage Discussions 0 06-04-2013 09:27 AM
1999 LIMITED GRAND CHEROKEE 4.7 v8 fuel line problem Baker Troubleshooting/Problems 3 11-03-2012 02:42 PM
Ertha :: 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5panish Member Garage Discussions 0 10-26-2012 08:23 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by Chrysler Group LLC.