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2006 Subaru Legacy Wagon 2.5 GT Ltd Auto Black Int

2006 Subaru Legacy Wagon
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All Wheel Drive, 4 Door Wagon, Mid-Size Station Wagon
19 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy
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October 8, 2012, 12:17 pm

Eric M
 

Question: 2006 Subaru Legacy: how to dismantle horn assembly?

Hello to you all.
I have been a little rash and I've let my anger express itself at the wheel... After pounding a little too hard with my fist on the center pad of the steering wheel, the horn can be heard randomly as soon as I start to crank the steering wheel on either side. That's annoying and embarrassing !
So I took off the corresponding fuse...
Note : the right spoke of the center cover is not flush anymore with the outer part of the spoke and rim. The spring below has obviously collapsed under my pounding. So my question is : would someone be kind enough to explain how to take apart the center padding ot the steering wheel (airbag cover and horn push) ?
Thank you


October 11, 2012, 11:53 am

Elizabeth K
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Huh... I think you were behind me on the freeway the other day...

The part causing that problem is likely the clockspring. The following link will take you to some disassembly info (you don't need to do the mod in the article).

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php/damd-steering-wheel-install-guide-183313.html?s=b54d3e072081c4ea833c1c7b208a8008&

You may also find the links in this thread informative:
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f77/attempting-change-clockspring-53676/


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October 11, 2012, 1:07 pm

Eric M
 

Elizabeth K, you have my full gratitude.
This very saturday, I'll go and dig up into my tool box to find the proper tools to take out this clockspring (Hey ! I've learned something, here).
However I must say : chances are pretty slim I was the one tailgating you on the freeway the other day. Assuming you live somewhere in the United States... You see I was driving in the vicinity of Bordeaux, France when I succombeb to road rage :)
Many thanks


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October 11, 2012, 3:41 pm

Elizabeth K
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I do live in the States, so I guess it wasn't you then, and good luck with the repair.


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