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airbag light and cruise control not working

on my way to work today i noticed my airbag light flash a few times and then stay on permanently when i got to work i tried shutting it of and restrating it and it did the same thing. then i noticed my cruise control didnt go on when i was on the highway nothing worked cruise control wise. i havent got to check any fuses yet i will do that when i get home. but any ideas before i start troubleshooting.
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Fuse 11 is common to both the air bag system and the speed control but it doesn't look like it could give those symptoms. Worth a look anyway.

If your horn also doesn't work, you could possibly have a broken clockspring assembly under the steering wheel.

It goes without saying that the air bag is dangerous. You should avoid working on its wiring unless you are fully qualified to do so and follow all shop manual precautions.
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actually the horn is intermittent it will be loud and then some times it wont even work. were is that clockspring located i will check that. i wouldnt go tearing into my airbag system either ive seen those things deploy and no thank u. thanx for the help
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The clockspring assembly is a spool of flexible plastic ribbon with electrical conductors on it. It winds and unwinds as the steering wheel is turned to maintain electrical connections for anything on the steering wheel. The ribbon can break during a collision or just from old age and wear.

To get to it, you have to remove the airbag and the steering wheel and there are special 'timing' instructions for reassembly.
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do u happen to have any of the info for that procedure. not haveing cruise control sucks. not to mention an anoying little light on the dash. i also was wondering if our window and door locks should be lit up cause alot of my accesory lights dont work. including my cruise control and my a/c panel lights. any ideas.
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do u happen to have any of the info for that procedure. not haveing cruise control sucks. not to mention an anoying little light on the dash. i also was wondering if our window and door locks should be lit up cause alot of my accesory lights dont work. including my cruise control and my a/c panel lights. any ideas.
My clockspring has the instructions embossed right on the plastic case. One important thing is that you park the vehicle with the wheels straight ahead and the steering wheel centered before disassembly. That will set the truck up to correctly position the clockspring on reassembly.

As noted before, you would need to remove the airbag and use a puller to remove the steering wheel to access the clockspring. It is important to remember that you have no proof that the clockspring is bad.

There are no lights in the door lock or power window switches.
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thanx for ur help ill let u know what happens
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