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New Insight owner. Love it. 2001, CVT, 35000 miles. SRS light is on and the S D buttons on the steering wheel do not work. I see the S light on the dash at start up so I know the light is functioning. I think it may be what Honda calls the reel (others call it the clock spring) Any ideas on how to fix? The horn does work. Does the horn also function thru the reel?
 

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Sounds like your contact reel has a broken wire. This is a sealed unit and is located just below the steering wheel on the column shaft.
To replace it you need to remove the airbag and the steering wheel which is best handled by an experienced mechanic as there is a serious risk of injury from airbag deployment.
This reel contains several conductors and it might be that the horn is the only one which remains intact.
I too am a recent Insight owner and understand why you love it :D
Cheers, Colin
 
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