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Old 09-27-2009, 10:40 AM   #1
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My steering wheel is clicking like a teen speed bike as i turn right or left..first thing that started was my steering wheel radio controls stop working but lights were still on..next day the the lights went out on the steering wheel ***** and the dash came me the service air bag warning. that is when the clicking as i turn started, Is this common?...I been trying to locate my air bag fuse to disable air bag so i can look in to it.
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I am still a very newbee but the clicking sounds like the intermediate shaft in the steering column. Mine is doing the exact same thing. I don't know as far as the electrical so I won't take a guess.
You can do a Intermediate shaft search I find more info. I don't know how to post a link.
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Thanks for the reply..however, it is not my Intermediate shaft. the noise is coming right from the steering wheel airbag erea. I tried looking in the fuse box today and can not find a fuse to disable the airbag.
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It may be that your air bag clock spring broke inside. Has your air bag warning light come on or stay on longer than it should? Or does it blink more than 6 times when you turn on the ignition?
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The air bag warning is on solid no blinking...i can tell it'* someting small touching as i turn the steering wheel, you may be wright about the spring.
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The air bag warning is on solid no blinking...i can tell it'* someting small touching as i turn the steering wheel, you may be wright about the spring.
Does any one know what fuse disables the air bag?
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Don't you have a owners manual?

I don't have one for that year.

But purplehiezer does. Ask Kevin.
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Thanks Toddster...I did look in the owners manual in fuse box section but no where states air bag. i did check the forums hear for this problem "service air bag" and they say disconnect airbag fuse before messing with airbag.
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Disabling the SIR System
  1. Turn the steering wheel so that the vehicle'* wheels are pointing straight ahead.
  2. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
  3. Remove the key from the ignition switch.
  4. Remove the SIR fuse from the rear fuse block, located under the rear seat.
  5. Remove the driver sound insulator.
  6. Remove the Connector Position Assurance (CPA) from the driver yellow connector located next to the steering column.
  7. Disconnect the driver frontal air bag yellow connector from the vehicle harness yellow connector.
  8. Remove the passenger sound insulator.
  9. Remove the Connector Position Assurance (CPA) from the passsenger yellow connector located above the passenger sound insulator.
  10. Disconnect the passenger (IP) frontal air bag yellow connector from the vehicle harness yellow connector.
  11. Remove the Connector Position Assurance (CPA) from the driver seat yellow connector located under the driver seat.
  12. Disconnect the driver side airbag yellow connector from the vehicle harness yellow connector.
  13. Remove the Connector Position Assurance (CPA) from the passenger seat yellow connector located under the passenger seat.
  14. Disconnect the passenger side airbag yellow connector from the vehicle harness yellow connector.
The inflatable restraint sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) maintains a reserved energy supply. The reserved energy supply provides deployment power for the air bags. Disabling the SIR system prevents deployment of the air bags from teh reserved energy supply.

The above information is out of my FSM for the 2001. Proceed with caution and at your responsibility. If you are not comfortable with your ability to handle the air bag in a safe manner, I urge you to take your car in to a qualified mechanic.
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Thank you sir!
i will print this out and try during the weekend..i'm just wondering if i should use the car with this warning..can it deploy on me?
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