Takata airbag replacement electrical problems afterwards.

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Takata airbag replacement electrical problems afterwards.

Postby rogerbiebl » Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:39 am

I recently had the Takata Passenger airbag replaced on my 2009 Vibe 2.4 Base and now the horn does not work - coincidence? I used the horn (deer in road) on the way to the GM Dealer so I know it worked that morning. I checked the fuse - good. I connected the horn directly to the batterly - it beeped. I replaced the horn relay, horn still does not work. I even removed the driver side airbag (after disconnecting the battery) and checked the horn ground - it was connected. QUESTION? has anyone else had electrical problems after the Takata airbag was replaced??? The dealer wants $242 to fix the horn.

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Re: Takata airbag replacement electrical problems afterwards.

Postby zbyers » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:40 am

I'm not 100% positive on the 2nd gens, but I believe the airbag recall was only for the passenger side and for the airbag computer thing. They shouldn't have touched anything on the driver side, but I could be wrong.

With that said, the majority of the time on the 1st gen (03-08) if the horn stops working it is simply the clock spring, or spiral cable I think Toyota/GM call it. They can be purchased relatively cheap from Monkey Wrench Racing or eBay. I'd like to think it would probably be similar on the 2nd gen.

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