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Old 05-22-09, 05:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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91 Legend - Steering Wheel Buttons Non-op

Hi,

I've got a 91 Legend coupe. All buttons on the steering wheel are non-operative, including radio channel, radio volume, horn (both buttons) cruise control.

I've been upside down under the dash with flashlight and mirror, looking for disconnected wires.

I checked fuse box left front kick panel. Only possible applicable fuse, cruise, is fine. I've pulled the steering column shroud and looked at wires there, all appear connected and in good shape (no obvious kinks or abrasions).

Can anyone suggest what else I can check? Are there any other fuses that would control everything on the steering wheel.

The radio does work, but only controls on the radio. Horn does work, because the horn alarm will sound if provoked.

Main cruise control on/off lamp does not light.

Thanks for any leads.
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Most likely your clockspring (aka cable reel) has broken.
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Clockspring

Thanks ari_one.

Well I've read the clockspring DIY....looks painful and expensive.

I can live without radio control and cruise. But I have to have horn.

Is there any way to repair the contact just for the horn or is thee a work-around just for the horn?

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yea my volume control doesnt work either
sucks..
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Thanks ari_one.

Well I've read the clockspring DIY....looks painful and expensive.

I can live without radio control and cruise. But I have to have horn.

Is there any way to repair the contact just for the horn or is thee a work-around just for the horn?

Thanks
I'm gonna take a guess that your SRS light is on all the time to.
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clockspring

Yes indeed! All the symptoms laid out in the clockspring DIY fit me, as well as what I've found in other "steering wheel button" posts I've found.

Any possibility to just get the horn working without doing the whole ugly clockspring replacement. Can a wire be run from the buttons to wherever.

Real shame that this is apparently a common problem with Legends....and a major hassle to fix.
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The purpose of the clockspring is to handle the ability to turn the wheel and not bind wires required for the various controls on the steering wheel. So the basic answer is no you can't run a wire to the horn button but you could add a button somewhere else for the horn but learning to use it would be interesting. The replacement of the clockspring is not that bad, just the cost of a new one is painful.
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You can search around for a used one. I picked up one for $40 not too long ago.
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Have you tried the Flick Trick?

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yea my volume control doesnt work either
sucks..

Homeboyx - See this post I made about the Flick trick- it works if the only issue is the Volume controls....https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulleti...5/#post1449007

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If you can break loose the big nut (16-19mm I can't really recall) that holds down the steering wheel then the job would be very easy, most of the works are plug and play ( I changed out one before). Just be careful when playing with the airbag, the best thing is to disconnect your battery before you plan to do anything. Obtain your radio code as well if you still have the Bose unit.
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I could change the clockspring in 10 min, it's easy as hell. Battery disconnection not required! I also have a used 100% working clockspring for $40+ shipping.
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my question is if horn is working perfect then the clockspring has to be good right? my pac unit isnt working anymore and im thinking a wire just got loose. it was working before. there is only one blue wire for all three functions right?
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