In this video we take a look at this 1999 Honda Accord that was dropped off with a symptom of no horn, no cruise control and the air bag light was on. Sounds like a pretty classic symptoms of a clock spring / cable reel so lets grab the test light and do the hoki-poki 🙂
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49 thoughts on “Honda accord: no horn, no cruise, air bag light on”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sam Perz says:

    Who else thought I heard Eric the car guys voice at first listening?

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars King Sickunt says:

    Lotta times the horn will blow with the wheel in the 90° position, but not in the straight ahead. The contacts wear out where the wheel spends most its time.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars don phillips says:

    My name is don wish I lived in your area would stop in just to watch you I live in Washington state

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars LTP Ma says:

    Manufactured love to raised more problem cruise control and horn should never connected to clock spring , weak wire tape circuits in clock spring , no wonder Honda got too many recall or SRS terrible design engineering horn and cruise control in clock spring LOL !!!

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Toyota’s are the same for most models and years especially 3rd gen 4runners 1st gen tacos and 1st and second-gen tundra's as well the clock spring controls srs, horn, And the cruise Control as well as other models Hondas are similar in most aspects good Diagnostics process Eric O always good to follow 1 problem path at a time normally always leads to to the problem @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MrEdsster says:

    Fantastic job.wish it worked for my odyssey.stupid srs light won'tgo out. I even did short the wires test. Nope but i guess it's a honda odyssey problem.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars craig gerber says:

    Thank You for teaching us. Go home and relax.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mechanicsville804 says:

    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten a Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stevan Rose says:

    My neighbor and his son had pulled the steering wheel off of his ford truck for whatever reason. And when I got home from work they came and got me and showed me the two little bolts they had left over asking do we need these in there. I had to laugh because I knew what those bolts were for and what a pain they were to put in. So I told them to take the wheel off and I would show them where they went and how to get them in and tight. They learned their lesson about just pulling something apart and not getting it back together correct.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Botero says:

    Amazing video.. Learned a lot.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars wonderer1983 says:

    Anyone have the SRS light on and cruise not working BUT the horn buttons do? My 1999 Civic has this. Read the code via the service plug under passenger kick panel and got code 1-1 (driver airbag open circuit)

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hillel Salzman says:

    Hey Eric, man would I love to work with you. You're awesome! I watch your videos everyday. You amaze me and I've been a tech for over 30 years. Keep it up brother!

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Bennett says:

    How can you get a horn button not to stick on. Would it help lift up on the airbag when putting the bolts in. Please get back to me. I have the horn switch unplugged. It just happens when I put the air bag on

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Bennett says:

    Hey Eric do you check your messages on here. I have a question to ask if you could reply

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Ward says:

    Don't guess.. test..

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Neville Richardson says:

    Never fail to learn something from A SMA video – what a great explanation of the clock spring – well done !

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars av8rshane says:

    Thanks, have the exact same problem on my moms Honda, saved me lots of troubleshooting time.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Artk Gametronics says:

    Question its the same thing for 2006 Honda Accord because I have the same problem

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Grandpa 82547 says:

    I bought my granddaughter a 2000 CRV with numerous problems,one of which was: no horn. I read the haynes manual and says: what the hell is a clock spring? Now I know. Thanks, Eric!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Thompson says:

    Thank you Sir, for your Channel, Love the automotive advice and watching how you solve problems. Cool

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chris Watson says:

    So cool. I actually worked at the factory that produced the cable reels.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Terry Foret says:

    Clock spring. Didn't watch the video yet.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tirecheck says:

    Your the best sir happy fathers day

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Retro Cat 969 says:

    Hang on- my 02 accord has the fan settings on the right side and temp settings on the left. Did they change it after a couple years or is it because of a different trim package?

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steven Barber says:

    i have a airbag light security light no cruse control and car wont start horn works tho idk bout the radio buttons since i have a after market radio will this cause csr not to start?

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Hightower says:

    Really where you located I'm good with my hands

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars That American says:

    There's your problem Lady. Hondont ran the wiring around the horns ass to get to its elbow. College Fund Money..

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ukraine Updates says:

    As soon as I read the title my first thought was clock spring.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Galsan E says:

    Really love your videos,your talent and sense of humor. You actually motivate others to take challenges. Man you’re gifted always remember. Thank you so much for your hard work and service to the community.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars sam davies says:

    When u tested the horn relay and it was "all good" what would have been the symptoms if the relay itself was bad?

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tammy Gensler says:

    No break lights need help

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fernando Navarro says:

    Could you tell me how to shop at Wells

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JD RS says:

    Clock spring = wound up ribbon cables.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JD RS says:

    That looks like a fairly decent Honda.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bal Loney says:

    You can help me 101% if you are fixing a Honda Civic DX 1997. Sad!

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Albert Eller says:

    You’re kin of winner ant you 😜 lol I love to watch you fox wiring ,you are the best .video was good . Nice job 👍

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bugsdabeat says:

    This is exactly what I was looking for. My car has the same issues. Thank you!

    Time to dig in..

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D.j. says:

    Please Eric O, I Need a relay tester!!!!! Can you please tell me WHERE I CAN GET ONE????? PLEASE

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Freddy De la torre says:

    My man said" I an't even had time to breathe today"🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣!!

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Milovanovich says:

    Great job Eric Thanks
    For the scope and demo,

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sheldon Scott says:

    I had all the same symptoms in a used 98 accord EX i bought but with one additional symptom -the stop lamp lights kept blowing the fuse located within.under the hood fuse box, which.would caused the shift interlock to not allow the car shifter selecter to not move out of park until fuse was replaced.
    I jumped the gun and replaced the clock spring, without first testing the horn relay. And I discovered the driver side horn t was faulty because once I unplugged that horn everything else on that circuit came back to life and no longer blew the fuse for the stop lamps.
    Thank you for the video, it helped direct me to the fix ultimately.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thiago Alva says:

    give me the name of that piece that you changed please

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Leticia Celis says:

    just the video I needed to watch…having similiar problem with my 2003 Honda /accord ( SRS light stays on, no cruise control and no radio volume ( horn works)

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Cool search for the problem

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jonathan Cunningham says:

    That's what I jam in the Honda too

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Anthony Grau says:

    What is your diagnostic charge per hour on electrical