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Before i ask my question i just want to say thanks to those who created this site, and to the ones who spend their time to help others. This is my first post, i hope to have many more only on a more positive note.

Anyway, my problem is when i hit my brakes for some reason the steering wheel will telescope forward.How can the brakes affect the steering wheel?? only thing i can think of is its a malfuction in the computer. (obc)? The memory for the steering wheel when i shut off the car has never been to reliable anyways.I sure hope this doesnt turn out to be a big time electical problem.

Any help would be appreciated

Rob
 

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If your car has the convenience exit feature (the steering wheel raises upward when you turn the ignition off)...then I would check to see if the cover (the plastic thing around the base of your driver's seat where the buttons are located) is loose or broken on either the front end or toward the back where the seat belt slides thru it.

The main seat switch that controls the forward/aft, up/down and seat back/head rest movement...also controls this convenient exit feature. If the cover is loose or broken, it allows the electrical harness for this switch to rub and the harness eventually breaks off or wiggles out of the module.

When you are power braking, this could cause the module to move, thus disturbing the harness, which in turn causes the steering wheel to move.

The switch is #7 in the diagram below:



Below are images of the back side of #7 in the diagram above...and you can see the damage that can occur when the seat cover is loose and the module behind the buttons is rubbing and the harness is coming loose:



 
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