Honda Clock Spring Replacement
In this article, you will learn about common issues caused by a bad Honda clock spring. In addition, you will find step-by-step instructions and video clips on how to replace the clock spring on Honda vehicles such as Accord, Pilot, Civic, Fit, CR-V, Odyssey, Jazz, City, Prelude, Amaze.
These are some of the most common symptoms of a bad clock spring on a Honda vehicle.
- Airbag / SRS Light on
- Horn doesn't work
- Traction Control / Stability Light On
- Cruise Control doesn't work
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How to change Honda Clock Spring
What you will need
- Open the hood and disconnect the battery.
- Remove the airbag.There are two Torx screws on each side. A panel on the bottom of the steering wheel will allow you to disconnect the airbag wires.
- Remove the 14mm bolt that secures the steering wheel in the steering column. Next, remove the steering wheel.
- Remove the plastic trim from the steering column. Note that one screw is at the bottom of the plastic trim.
Watch the video on how to perform this step.
- Unclip the clock spring and disconnect the wires. Remove the clock spring.
- Install a new Honda clock spring in reverse order.
- Reconnect the battery.
When installing a new clock spring make sure that it is on center. You can verify this before installation. Turn the clock spring all the way to the right until you feel resistance. Now count how many turns it takes to rotate the clock spring all the way to the left. If it took 6 full turns, divide by 2. From a full turn, position come back 3 full revolutions. This will be the center. The clock spring needs to have 3 full left or right turns available. Otherwise, the clock spring will get damaged shortly after it is installed.
Honda Clock Spring for Sale
Honda clock springs can be purchased online.
SRS Light and Steering Angle Sensor Calibration
After you replace the clock spring you may need to use an OBD-II scanner to clear the airbag codes or carry out steering angle sensor (SAS) calibration. A generic OBD2 scanner will not be much help but you can use scanners such as Launch Creader or Foxwell Full System Scanner to carry out these procedures.
Honda Clock Spring Replacement Cost
Average cost to change Honda clock spring can vary from $450 to $800 if you have the dealer or a mechanic do the job.
Average cost to change a Honda clock spring yourself ranges between $100 and $250 not including the price of tools needed for the job.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I drive with a broken clock spring?
While you can drive a Honda with a broken clock spring, you are putting yourself at risk because the driver airbag may not deploy in case of an accident. Some functions such as stability control and ABS may be disabled as well.
Can I fix my broken Honda clock spring?
Repairing broken clock springs is extremely difficult. New and used clock springs are very cheap.
Is a clock spring and spiral cable the same?
A spiral cable is inside a clock spring and often breaks.
Honda clock spring prices?
A new Honda clock spring can cost anywhere from $60 to $200. Double that if you buy it from the dealer.
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