Ok I am not so bright about vehicles. When you say to disconnect the negative cable is the car running when you do this?

Asked by May 03, 2017 at 08:27 PM about the 2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My cruise won't work my traction light is on the air bag light is on my abs light
is on.my horn won't work .I had a transmission replaced in my 2012 Subaru
Impreza. The mechanic said he replaced the clock spring.How do I reset the
clock spring?Is the method of taking off the negative cable going to work for
this

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No. Never take the battery cables off of any vehicle built after 2004, without the special tool installed in the OBD 2 port, you can cause programming loss in the processors, then you will have to go to a dealer and have it reflashed. If you mechanic replaced the clock spring he should have already done that as part of the job.

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Plus you never take a battery terminal off of a running engine either, a voltage spike can fry every electronic device you have in the vehicle. A customer of mine learned that the hard way.

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79,145

No, no, no. Do not do anything. Bring the vehicle to a qualified mechanic for repair. Disconnecting the battery could cause even more problems.

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I want to thank everyone who responded I will not get under the hood except to check the oil and my other fluids.

109,975

Good idea, if your not dead certain of what you are doing don't chance it, especially on a late model, just too much to really mess up.

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96,305

You cannot "reset" a clock spring. A clock spring is simply an electrical connection at the steering wheel, not an electronic device.

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It's not about resetting the clock spring, per se, but the attached steering angle sensor whose output is needed to operate the ABS and traction controls. It's a complicated resetting procedure requiring the software to read and reset the system, but not restricted only to Subie stores. Shop around for someone with the software.

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