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Old 10-22-2012, 01:12 PM
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Steering Wheel controls not working

Hello friends. The recharge battery message came up and my steering wheel controls stopped working. The horn, volume control are not working. The steering control lights don't turn on. I figured it was time to replace the battery so I went out and purchased a Diehard AGM battery from Sears. I installed it and registered the battery with INPA, but it didn't solve the problem. Any ideas? Would the power module be the culprit? Or am I looking at a bad alternator?
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:17 PM
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BUMP...anyone?
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:44 PM
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Check errors from INPA.

Without more information there isnt much to suggest since you changed the battery.

Maybe a CAN bus problem?
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:56 AM
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could possibly be the alternator, once these start going you start to see strange problems. I recently replaced mine after changing the battery. Mine started showing recharge battery message at first and then was fine after the alternator swap.
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