2001 Clock Spring Failure
2001 Durango - Here's the process of what happened:
-Radio controls on steering wheel began to work intermittently
-Air bag light came on when making sharper turns
-Radio controls stopped working altogether
-Air bag light is on all the time now
-No cruise control (and no horn I assume)
I've read that this problem is related to the failure of the clock spring? I'd like to know if this is a repair worth undertaking myself, or if I need to leave it to the dealer. I've done my own repairs before, but the whole air bag scenario scares me a bit, as accidentally setting it off would be really bad news (as well as faling to reinstall it properly).
How much does this part cost? and What is really involved in replacing it? Also feel free to let me know if I'm thinking in the wrong direction!
I understand there have been clock spring recalls for other year models, but I've seen nothing for the 2001. My truck has also experienced a temporary loss of blinkers/radio power from something related to the key/ignition sticking, but is not a chronic problem and is likely unrelated (unless someone knows otherwise; but I figured it'd be worth mentioning).
Any help would be great! Thanks!