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cecilg123 wrote at 2016-08-11 12:47:05
I am not a mechanic or an expert. I do know however that the clockspring in a miata that old does often fail and is fairly cheap (a quick google search will confirm this). A dead giveaway is that your horn will no longer work. If it does work, this does not rule out a bad clockspring. But first you should check the orange and blue clockspring connector. It is sort of behind your steering wheel. If you remove the panel underneath and look up from the floor it will be way way up in there and attached to the airbag and steering wheel. Disconnect this and inspect it and then reconnect it. It is always a good idea when messing around with wires to first disconnect the negative terminal at your battery. The 6 flashes usually means its this connector or the clockspring itself. Some will tell you to take out the airbag bulb. Don't. If you do, the blue module will now beep instead, and you wont know when there is a different problem.  


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I prefer to answer questions relating to the Miata since this has been my area of specific expertise since 1991. I can answer questions relating to the other Mazda models however some limitation of expertise may reduce my accuracy.

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Mazda technician since 1987, shop owner and specialty are regarding the Miata since 1991 covering mechanical, electrical, trim and body. Specializing specifically in drivability concerns.GKHS 1985, BVC 1987, MNA 1989, ASE Master Technician Mechanical 1995, ASE Master Body/Paint/Collision 1996


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GKHS 1985, BVC 1987, MNA 1989, ASE Master Technician Mechanical 1995, ASE Master Body/Paint/Collision 1996

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