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Clock Spring Replacement?

My brother's 06 Accord may need a new clock spring. I searched the forums and could not find a DIY with pictures showing how to replace one.

Is this a safety issue driving with a broken clock spring? I don't know too much about them.

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My brother's 06 Accord may need a new clock spring. I searched the forums and could not find a DIY with pictures showing how to replace one.

Is this a safety issue driving with a broken clock spring? I don't know too much about them.

Thanks...
It governs your air bag deployment, so yes, it is a safety issue. I have replaced them in other cars before. The scary part is praying the air bag does not deploy when you are removing the steering wheel.

I do not know the procedure for Hondas.....

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It governs your air bag deployment, so yes, it is a safety issue. I have replaced them in other cars before. The scary part is praying the air bag does not deploy when you are removing the steering wheel.

I do not know the procedure for Hondas.....

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Thanks for the reply. I don't think I would have the guts to attempt this job.
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Disconnect the battery and let it sit for an hour....then no worries.

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It only needs to set for 3 minutes after the battery is disconnected. The clockspring has the wiring for everything electronic on the steering wheel so horn, airbag, cruise control, and radio controls are affected.

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I've done the job. I had to do it because I ruined the original one replacing my steering wheel. I yanked off the wheel with the cable reel still attached.

It is scary dealing with the airbag if you know what it is capable of doing. I let it sit for 30 minutes and turned the ignition to start several times after disconnecting the battery just to be safe and ease my mind. Wash your car or something in the meantime.

Download the Accord service manual found here. The procedure is on page 23-210. Honda refers to the part as a "SRS Cable Reel."

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That's right! I seem to remember Princess writing that Honda is the only manufacturer that does NOT call it a clock spring.

Other manufacturers call for different times to wait after disconnecting the battery. It is always under 30 minutes but like you wrote, wash your car or something.

Like when I do something electrical in my house- I don't just turn THAT circuit breaker off, I do it in the day time and turn off ALL POWER to my home. Hey, it works for me....

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I was too scared to try this on my own......

I bought the reel on line and took it to the dealer to install.......$156.00 at the dealer
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