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Nissan Sentra horn only working when steering wheel turned to the left

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[OP]
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Oct 31, 2009
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Nissan Sentra horn only working when steering wheel turned to the left

Hi All,

I've searched on the threads but nothing came up. I have a Nissan Sentra 2012 and for a while the horn was working intermittently and disappear completely. I am not a mechanic and doesn't know much about fixing cars. I brought the car to shop yesterday and we found out that the horn was working only when steering wheel is turned to the left. When it's almost center and towards the right it stops working completely. I am trying to find out the solutions while he's doing his own research too. Thank you all.
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Dec 27, 2007
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I believe the actual name is clockspring assembly. But yes above poster is right. Common issue on many vehicles
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May 27, 2017
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Clockspring, you will lose the steering wheel controls also.. pro tip buy oem I got two aftermarket ones and they both broke within 2-3weeks spent around a $100 for both

Check amazon with ur part number I got a oem one for $120 amazing deal and it’s been like 6 months still working fine
[OP]
Sr. Member
Oct 31, 2009
625 posts
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Googling and visiting other auto forums seem to have said same: clock spring assembly and called my mechanic and said same too. I am looking at auto wrecker and hoping that I can find this parts which is working too.
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desertfox wrote: Googling and visiting other auto forums seem to have said same: clock spring assembly and called my mechanic and said same too. I am looking at auto wrecker and hoping that I can find this parts which is working too.
If it's used, make sure you centre the clockspring and install with the wheels straight ahead, or else it will be damaged or not last long.

New ones will be locked in the center position but the wheels will still need to be straight ahead..
[OP]
Sr. Member
Oct 31, 2009
625 posts
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billford wrote: If it's used, make sure you centre the clockspring and install with the wheels straight ahead, or else it will be damaged or not last long.

New ones will be locked in the center position but the wheels will still need to be straight ahead..
Thanks a lot for the tip.
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Jul 23, 2007
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steering wheels and horn together. wow

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