Sticky Buttons

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BK's Comment
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The buttons on my steering wheel have become prone to sticking down rather than returning to no the normal up position. I’ve tried cleaning them and have sprayed a little WD 40 on them but they still are sluggish. I don’t want to use anything that might damage the controls, but I was thinking of using either a spray of electronic cleaner fluid and/or silicone spray. Anyone know what to use that is safe?


ID Mtn Gal's Comment
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Those are the same ones that stick on my truck. Mine started sticking a couple months after getting the truck with 25 miles on it. I haven't used any cleaner on it yet because I'm not sure what's under there. I'm thinking there's electronics and they shouldn't get wet. Next home time I'm going to try and pop them off and clean them that way.



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Stevo Reno's Comment
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Laura's right there is a small curcuit board with micro contacts inside. BK maybe try a toothpick run around the edges, and or a toothbrush? NEVER had mine in any of our Cascadia trucks get sticky lol. Electronics spray would be safer, or try an air blower/ can of air like for puters

Never tried to pop em off either but like cars, I think they do just pop out to replace a bad 1. Not 1000% sure since I never popped 1 out, except in tons of cars I've ever worked on in my past life lol

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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They might need to be replaced, we had a truck doing the same thing and they had to replace them

Davy A.'s Comment
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Stop spilling coffee on em lol.

CRC electronics cleaner and air duster can should do the trick. Worked on mine in the KW.

SCWZ's Comment
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It can depends on how the button membranes are shaped how they're oriented. If the sludge created by a cleaner doesn't drain away from the button assembly, the buttons will become sticky again.

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