A clock spring is a ribbon of wire wound up in a plastic container to allow your steering wheel to turn and all the button's, controls and the air bag to work.
Chrysler used a pancake sized blue plastic thing for years for this.
The shaft your steering wheel mounts too goes through the centre, the underside of the wheel plugs into it and the underside of the clock spring case plugs into the wiring harness.
This is a common failure point in most modern cars.
It is the electrical connection between the items on the steering wheel and the steering column.
The clock spring doesn't control anything. It is used to connect the switches located in the steering wheel to the wire harness inside the steering column.
I thnk you mean a clock spring. It is located underneath the airbag in the steering column. It has to do with the air bag and such.
Changing a clock spring is not a job for a novice. you need to remove the air bag then the steering wheel then you can see the clock spring. next you need to remove the steering column cover which is easier if you unbolt the column and lower it. This will give you access to the wiring connections. Good luck
A clock spring is a special rotary electrical connector which allows a vehicle's steering wheel to turn while making an electrical connection between the steering wheel airbag. It is located between the steering wheel and the steering column.
The clock spring would be inside the plastic steering column cover ( it allows you to turn the steering wheel without " breaking " the wiring connection to your horn and steering wheel mounted cruise control buttons )
All clocksprings are located in the steering column under the steering wheel airbag. Have fun!! Ron
It's basically a coiled ribbon cable that provides power and control to the horn, cruise, radio (if equipped). It coils and uncoils (like a clock spring) as you turn the steering wheel.
A clock spring is in the steering column and acts as a rotating connection so things like the horn, air bag etc will work in any position as the steering wheel rotates. If you look at the base of the steering wheel there are usually a couple bolts or screws that hold on the column cover if you remove it you may be able to see the clock spring, however removing it is much more involved! If you need to replace the clock spring it is usually advised to have a mechanic do it because of the air bag!
You didn't mention the year, make and model of your vehicle but, if those controls are located in the steering wheel, the "clock spring" is probably at fault. The "clock spring" transfers the electrical connections from the rotating steering wheel to the steering column.
On a 2002 Ford Excursion : The clock spring would be inside the steering wheel column cover * it allows you to turn the steering wheel without breaking the electrical connections to the cruise control buttons , horn , etcetera
This answer will sound dumb to you. The clock spring is bad. The clock spring is located under the steering column air bag. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS REPAIR. Take it to a repair shop.