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spiral cable

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mapleleafsn, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. Apr 12, 2017 at 8:41 AM
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    mapleleafsn

    mapleleafsn [OP] New Member

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    Hi. I just got back from my mechanic looking at a horn problem. He traced it back to spiral cable issue. I know there was a recall for spiral cable on other Toyota's . Dealership is not allowing this recall for my Taco... any others out there with this issue?
     
  2. Apr 27, 2017 at 11:18 AM
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    My horn stopped working too and reading here it might be a spiral cable problem too. What year is your Taco? Did you get it warranty repaired?
     
  3. Apr 27, 2017 at 11:23 AM
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    I know of a recall for the 2005-2009 years due to friction killing the cable subsequently messing with the airbag, but not aware of later years being affected.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2017 at 11:27 AM
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    mitchbuck

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    Gotcha. I have a '12 and my horn started to go intermittent last week and now doesn't work. Trying to track whether it could be fuses, relays, or something else.
     
  5. Apr 30, 2017 at 6:46 PM
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    OKTACO

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    Spiral cable controls horn, drivers air bag and cruise control. Work in service at a Toyota 95% of the time any horn issue is always the cable. Sometimes you can turn the wheel all the way and make the horn work.
     
  6. Apr 30, 2017 at 8:24 PM
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    I think the recall doesn't pertain to models with steering wheel controls. I could be wrong though
     

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