Hilux Clock Spring (Faulty Airbag Clock Spring)

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My Airbag light is on on my 05 Hilux Dual Cab and the dealer advised me it is a faulty clock spring (The spiral cable that connects the airbag in the steering column) and is a $600 repair, only $75 to fit. I have heard this is not uncommon and was wondering if anyone else has had this problem, the car has only done 100,000Kms.

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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 23:45

Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 23:45
A guy i work with had the same problem a few days ago, A Ford dealer quoted him $350 and an auto electrician $650.. He had it fixed by the ford dealer of course.!! Michael
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Reply By: Muntoo - Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 00:49

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 00:49
Yeah my Prado did the same thing, left it for few days and it went away. Seemed to happen everytime i degreased the engine bay. BILs 07 Hilux did the same. When i rang another BIL, who worked for Toyota he said very very common problem.
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Reply By: stevieaus - Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 07:58

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 07:58
replaced hundreds of them, very common problem, 600 is very steep though for the part, pm me I'll sort you out
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Follow Up By: TerraFirma - Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 12:08

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 12:08
Hi Steve, Could you email me at deanw@emergingit.com.au

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Follow Up By: dinobravo - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 14:06

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 14:06
gidday i too have the problem of the air bag light looks like i need a clock spring .
If you have any more info about the part or where i should buy it that would be greatly apreciated .


Regards Dean franklin dinofx@optusnet.com.au

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Reply By: Bloke - Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 09:58

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 09:58
I have an 06 Hilux which last week had a 100k service, exactly the same problem, when you do a search on the internet its a common complaint

The cost to repair through a dealer was about the same to.

Whatever happened to unbreakable??

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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 12:18

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 12:18
Yeah funny you have said that..... had a headlight globe blow last week on my 2005 Hilux and I thought the same thing....shouldn't be allowed to falsely advertise.

What do you think has happened to "unbreakable" or are we just being unreasonable.


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Follow Up By: Rockape - Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 18:40

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 18:40
Old one,
you used your head lights and they wear out, these airbags have never been used.

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Reply By: Member - Tour Boy ( Bundy QLD) - Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 10:09

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 10:09
It is a known waranty problem.
It is the airbag module in the column.
We had 5 replaced just on 100,000km under warranty.
My current hilux now has 126,000km and it only comes on every now and then and is out of warranty so it won't be getting fixed.
The other issue on hard worked hiluxes is the steering rack end on the driver's side gets about 1/2in of play. This is usually fixed under warranty as well (we had 3)

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Reply By: baza - Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 10:40

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 10:40
A few people on the NewHilux forum seem to have had them replaced for free out of warranty, maybe have a poke around there for some 'tips'.
e.g
http://www.newhilux.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=4826&p=71018&hilit=+clock+spring+#p71018
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Reply By: Member - Wayne B (NSW) - Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 14:00

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 14:00
This is a problem with many vehicles not just Hilux.
It is used for several purposes one being to tell the Computer when the steering wheel is straight ahead or how far it is turned at any given time.
This is also part of the anti slip control that vehicles have these days

The last one I was involved with was a Peugeot and it cost $900

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Follow Up By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 16:00

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 16:00
Wayne,
thats why it's called a peugot.... or Phew...Gotya.. again..... lol....
Remember in the old days... if if was for a peugeot.... $100, same part (headlamp) for VW $20. They happend to be the exact same lamp... different box, different price..
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Reply By: Members Paul and Melissa (VIC) - Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 19:05

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 19:05
The 3 oldest luxes at work now have over 200k(2 of them) and the 3rd oldest has 160k and none of them have had the clock spring done? these are late 04 and early 05 models. can't answer that one.
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