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Old 06-24-2009
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HELP!!! WIRING IS F'D UP

installed body lift today, looks great. Was driving around abit to test it out, came home and right as i pulled on my road, felt something grab in the steering wheel, dashlights went out, horn hung up, and air bag light is on.

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HOW FIX?

only thing i can figure is i hyperextended a few lines in the column while turning after i put my steering shaft extension on
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Old 06-25-2009
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Did you move your steering wheel from center while putting the extension on? If you did you probably damaged your clock spring. That would explain the horn and airbag light. I don't know about the dash lights. The other two things may have caused a fuse to blow. The fix would be to pull the steering wheel and check the clock spring.
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wow....... all i can say is wow........
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What do I do?
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If its the clock spring you have to take the airbag and steering wheel off. Lock the wheel in dead center. When you install the new clockspring don't turn it at all.
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Old 06-26-2009
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how much a clockspring gonna cost me?
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Old 06-26-2009
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take it to a local shop run an electrical test then ull find the problem insted of tryin to mess with it
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Sounds like the harness going up the dash to the instrument cluster and steering wheel got caught on the universal joints on the steering wheel.. The first time I installed some ghetto wires under my dash I did not remember to pull them out of the way. I made the 1st turn out of my driveway and the wires ripped out and blew a fuse the the extra circuit I put in. Check steering column clearances.
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Old 06-27-2009
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im just guestimating but its gonna cost a fortune to fix
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did you disconnect the grounds when you lifted up the cab? might have a grounding issue
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No wonder I'm never going to bl my trucks.
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