How The VW Clock Spring Fails ~ Video

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Happy Tuesday everyone. Today we are taking a look at how VW clock springs fail. I actually did a video a LONG time ago about how clock springs work. Today, we take a deeper look at the failure of this part. The clock spring is the key to connecting the electronics in the steering wheel to the body of the car. Cars of today have much more to control on the steering wheel than just the horn. We need to have a part capable on handling that.

Sponsor Of The Day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the boys at DAP are awesome.

Join me today as we break it down:

  • What does the clock spring do?
  • How does the clock spring look?
  • How does the clock spring fail?
  • Signs of clock spring failure
  • Diagnosing a bad clock spring
  • DIY or No DIY?
  • There is no common mileage/time of failure
  • and more

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As always, your questions and comments are welcome. Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.

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2 replies
  1. chad
    chad says:

    b1481 driver airbag resistance too high (2nd stage)

    2009 Hyundai santa fe

    air bag light wont go off, is it dangerous to driver with when my mechanic got this message? could airbag go off or is it just not working?


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