Greetings everyone. Recently purchased a 2004 GT for our son at an auction. We've already done a few minor repairs ourselves but now we're up against one that even the local dealer is struggling with.
We notice the airbag light on the dash is on and the horn doesn't work. We searched another forum, consulted with a Hyundai dealer and another mechanic. All say probably a clock spring. The dealer orders a clock spring based on the VIN number. While we're waiting for delivery, we pull the steering wheel off and, surprise, no clock spring present. Keep in mind that, per Carfax, this car had been in a "minor" front end accident.
So we get the new clock spring and the horn multipin plug on the wheel will not fit, too large and wrong shape for the receptacle on the clock spring. Same problem with the horn plug connector and the airbag plug on the column that would plug into the back side of the clock spring. Nothing fits. I go back to the dealer, who investigates further and decides that due to a production split about the time that the car was manufactured that a different clock spring was supplied. They order another replacement. I visit to pick it up today and right away notice that we've got the same problem, the plugs won't fit. So now we're stumped. The dealer finds another different clock spring that might work at another dealer, but I encouraged them to have some photos taken and emailed to me so that I can compare them against what we need.
I found a thread on another forum (silet's " Leather steering wheel swap into GLS", posted in 2007
), and notice that the white horn plug over the steering shaft is the same as ours and that the clock spring in the photos is different than what we've been given but might work for us except that we only require one connection to the airbag.
Here's our plug pictures.
Steering wheel plug
Steering column plugs
My question is, the plug in the last picture, (air bag related since it's yellow) is not even close to matching the clock spring we've been given. We're wondering if something has been replaced on our Elantra, plug, or entire column with something completely non-elantra? Has anyone seen this style of plug connected to a clock spring? What might the model number be for a clock spring that accepts that type of air bag connector?
The clock springs we've been given mate up to the air bag, but that's all.
Here's the connector on the air bag
I should mention that the model numbers of the clock springs unsuccessfully tried are 934902D000 and 934902D100. Identical in shape, they only differ by the number of pins available on the horn side, 1 vs 4.
There is another model number listed, 934902D500, that I'm trying to get further information about. I've tried to locate a picture or two of it to determine its validity.