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Old 12-31-2012, 06:38 PM
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Buttons on steering wheel

I guess something got spilled on the buttons on the steering wheel so when I push one i.e. info for navigation or channel changing sticks in and will not come back to correct position. Does anyone know what I could use to clean this up versus taking it in for the dealer to take the steering wheel,apart?
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:44 AM
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Silicone spray should do the trick I'd think - at least it won't harm any electrics. Just be careful about spraying it all over your steering wheel!
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I guess something got spilled on the buttons on the steering wheel so when I push one i.e. info for navigation or channel changing sticks in and will not come back to correct position. Does anyone know what I could use to clean this up versus taking it in for the dealer to take the steering wheel,apart?

Y'know, that's a good question. Are those membrane switches like they oughtta be? Then they'll clean up with warm water.

Guessing what spilled was....organic....

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Old 01-01-2013, 11:36 AM
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I guess something got spilled on the buttons on the steering wheel so when I push one i.e. info for navigation or channel changing sticks in and will not come back to correct position. Does anyone know what I could use to clean this up versus taking it in for the dealer to take the steering wheel,apart?
Not a whole lot to 'em - this is my model.

Can easily replace if cleaning fails. Looks like the bolt in from the rear.

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I wouldn't use any chemicals .... no telling how it would react with the plastic.

Warm water with a drop or 2 of dish washing fluid and a soft small paint brush should work. A little water in the wheel won't hurt. I'd tilt the wheel into the most downward position too to keep the water in a non critical section of the wheel.
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pull it apart and clean the buttons
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:42 PM
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Buttons on steering wheel

Leekay07 you said pull it apart and clean buttons. How would I be able to do that as no screws in back a do't think can get access to them.

I tried silicone spray and it didn't work. Then I tried windex and spayed a bit in them and seemed to help as aren't as bad as they were. Guess will just need to do it again. Also discovered the bottom for navigation on middle console is having same problem.
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