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I have a 2010 nissan sentra. None of the steering wheel

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I have a 2010...

I have a 2010 nissan sentra. None of the steering wheel controls work and the air bag symbol is blinking. Do you have any idea of what is problem may be?

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, how fast were you going and what did you hit?

Not the case at all. The steering wheel controls just started going out one at a time. The radio control, then the cruise control, then the horn and now the air bag blinking symbol

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Sentra yourself? What have you tried so far?

Replacing fuses - didn't work. Looked up something called the ring control - haven't replaced it yet. But - read somewhere that there may be a wire that got cut within why turning the steering wheel that is behing the airbag

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Nissan Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago
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Nissan Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

Have you scanned the ABS system to see if there are any fault codes setting?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No other codes
Nissan Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

The common cause for all the switch to stop working as well as the air bag light coming on is in most cases caused by a failing Spiral Cable also known as a clock spring which is the rotating contacts behind the steering wheel. If you are needing the replacement steps let me know and I post them for you.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Can you provide me the steps to repair and replace the cable
Nissan Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

Sure thing, see the replacement steps in the link below. The Cable is #4 in the diagram.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/104923897/Clock%20spring%20Jul%2011.pdf

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