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Old 08-28-2010, 06:22 PM   #1
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Here is a post that may be helpful to a few.....I got a clock spring from an AZTEC, the top part wiring for air bag and radio buttons are the same plug set up........only modification was the plastic hole had to be made slightly bigger to mount..... and radio wires need to be matched on the bottom, air bag wiring okay, then with a couple of nylon tie straps secure it to the column....Works great, and there are tons of scraped Aztec

The radio buttons are the same as the Bonneville so it'* easier to just pop out the old ones with no lights working and put in the Aztec ones......

Info for anyone changing a steering speed sensor, I broke my clock spring, this can be prevented if you duck tape the steering wheel to the column so it will remain centered and keep from breaking your clock spring, GM new one is 300+

Next experiment is replacing the circuit board in the drivers door because one of the window buttons is not working, there is corrosion on one of the traces........my friend told me the board from a Buick LaSabre or an Olds Aurora will work.....will be seeing him on Monday to install the new board....

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I thought I knew what a clock is.
I thought I knew what a spring is.
Guess not.

What is a clock spring?
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A clockspring or clock spring is a special rotary electrical connector which allows a vehicle'* steering wheel to turn while still making an electrical connection between the steering wheel airbag and/or the vehicle'* horn and other devices and the vehicle'* electrical systems. The clockspring is located between the steering wheel and the steering column.

Clocksprings generally consist of a flat multicore cable wound in a spiral shape similar to a clock spring, hence the name[1], but the name is also given to devices fulfilling the same purpose but which use spring-loaded brushes contacting concentric slip rings.
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Thanks for bringing me into the 21st century. In former lives, we used to use ribbon cables in several geometrical configurations to achieve the same ends but hadn't christened them clock springs yet...

While ever-so-slowly achieving ancient status and unnecessary status, I note the new guys accomplishing the same ends but tailoring the work language to their own private use.

Definitional modification is especially prevalent in the politically arena where it accomplishes the very real job of allowing a smooth lie while telling the truth as 'yes' becomes 'no', 'black' becomes 'white' etc.
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