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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 02:53 AM Thread Starter
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Wire near steering wheel?

Hey how's it going my fellow Patriots. I recently bought a Jeep Patriot 2008 in the beginning of the year , I love it! I've been slowly modifying it so it can describe me as a person. But recently the horn stopped working I never really found out why. And today I noticed this wire popping out of the steering wheel. Can anyone tell me what this wire is for because i am completely confused I'm wondering if this has anything to do with why the horn stopped working.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 07:43 AM
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I bet it does. Do you have other controls on your steering wheel, like radio controls? Are they working? Either way, I wonder if that wire is connected to your airbags, too? I'm no expert, but I suggest getting it taken care of.
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I agree with Ignatz, looks like ribbon cable from the clockspring.

I'd get it looked at ASAP.
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I agree with Ignatz, looks like ribbon cable from the clockspring.

I'd get it looked at ASAP.
Absolutely it could be a part of the airbag system. Like Sandstone said....ASAP!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Today, 01:46 PM
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And I am real leery about messing with steering wheels nowadays. You don't have to do but one wrong move with those air bag systems and you wear that bag in a hurry. Yikes!

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