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Old 12-07-2017, 05:09 PM   #1
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Horn not working from removing air bag

I am so very confused as to what happened..
My motive initially was to remove the multi function control trim to either wrap it or to replace it (now i want to replace it with the black golf R one).

I will explain what happened.

I did not disconnect the battery (if this matters)
I then pried at the little clips in the back of the steering wheel then took off the air bag
Without disconnecting the airbag cables i removed the trim
i didn't end up wrapping the trim so i put it back on
then i put the air bag back on

Next thing i know is the horn doesn't work??

Is it possible i installed it back wrong?

The paddle sifters, controls, and lights still work.

Also there is no "click" when pressed.

Please help, it's very annoying because it doesn't make sense!
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:44 PM   #2
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Did i really kill the clock spring for removing it?
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:28 PM   #3
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Have you checked for blown fuses?
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:39 PM   #4
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Iíve had this happen twice...both easily remedied.

First time, I just didnít have the airbag assembly seated properly when reinstalling. I gave it a good shove and the rubber bumpers on the underside of the assembly seated more fully...problem solved.

Second time was a little more tricky and took me longer to figure out. When I had removed the airbag assembly it came loose a little easier than I expected and I ended up yanking on the harness when it came away. I didnít realize at the time, but that yank had unseated the harness from the horn contact mechanism. There is a metal hoop that goes around the circumference of the airbag assembly. When you depress the center hub, one of 4 contacts make a connection with this hoop and completes a circuit to sound the horn. There is a pressure-fit connection at one end of that hoop where the harness ties in. I found the connector hanging from the harness. All I had to do was press that connector over the end of the hoop and, voila, all fixed.

Hopefully thatís all you did.

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Old 12-08-2017, 08:49 PM   #5
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Not my picture, but check this connector.


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Old 12-09-2017, 12:45 AM   #6
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Not my picture, but check this connector.


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OHH thank you! i saw that thing unplugged and i didn't know what it was!
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