I may not have mentioned , but I also have an inflation restraint warning lite that is on .
And the horn does not work .
There are electrical circuits that go to the horn and the air bag , both on the steering wheel .
Almost certain there is a part / device in the steering column that allows those two circuits to maintain conductivity between the stationary part of the steering column and the steering wheel . As the steering wheel rotates about .
That is a point of commonality between the two issues . So , yes , I will probably remove the air bag & the horn switches , as part of that investigation . And check the horn switches as a part of that processes .
If I disconnect the battery , how long should I wait , before messing with the air bag ? For it to be disarmed ?