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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-13-2009, 11:36 AM
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Removing the wheel is easy if you have a steering wheel puller. After you get the 4 screws out at the sides of the steering wheel, lift the center part (that has the airbag inside it) Then remove the large center nut and use the steering wheel puller to remove the wheel.[/b]
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Not to burst your bubble, his is different. It has a single little screw that holds the whole thing to the column. You open the little access port on the side of the wheel and it's right in there, you turn it "out" like a bazzillion turns and finally it comes out of some time warp or something and the wheel releases.

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I remember daveromanjr telling me that cleaning the contacts of the cruise control buttons can help solve the same problem you are having. Just a small flat head screw driver pops them out of the wheel (the whole black plastic assembly.
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A HUGE thank you goes out to Bull Geek on this one! All I had to do was Clean the INSIDE connectors.

If you are having issues with EITHER the Cruise Control On/Off or the +/-/Resume CC buttons try this simple procedure first.

1) Use a small flat head screw driver and insert between the outer black plastic and the soft pleather of the steering wheel. Pry outwards and remove the entire Black assembly from steering wheel.

2) Disconnect the 3/4 pin connector from the back of the assembly. Note: There are 3 wires going into the steering wheel.

3) Use a Torx T-9 or T-7 to remove the 3 Torx screws in the back. It should not take many turns to get these out.

4) Disassemble and using Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol clean all Gold connectors with a Q-Tip.

5) Assemble in the reverse order.

If anyone has ever taken apart a video game controller (NES, SNES, N64, PSone, PS2, XBox, etc) the same principles adhear to this. There are essentially 3 pieces. The Black plastic, a rubber middle piece (used to pop the plastic back out), and a simple circuit board.

The connectors inside the indents of the rubber will collect dust/grime. This will transfer to the circuit board. When these connections are not good, intermittant or complete failure to work will result.

Remember to use Rubbing alcohol because it will not harm the electronics of the board. DO NOT USE WATER!

Okay, thanks again TCCA! $2 worth of tools and $2 worth of Rubbing alcohol. Now my Cruise Control works just like it did out of the factory!

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I remember daveromanjr telling me that cleaning the contacts of the cruise control buttons can help solve the same problem you are having. Just a small flat head screw driver pops them out of the wheel (the whole black plastic assembly.
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A HUGE thank you goes out to Bull Geek on this one! All I had to do was Clean the INSIDE connectors.

If you are having issues with EITHER the Cruise Control On/Off or the +/-/Resume CC buttons try this simple procedure first.

1) Use a small flat head screw driver and insert between the outer black plastic and the soft pleather of the steering wheel. Pry outwards and remove the entire Black assembly from steering wheel.

2) Disconnect the 3/4 pin connector from the back of the assembly. Note: There are 3 wires going into the steering wheel.

3) Use a Torx T-9 or T-7 to remove the 3 Torx screws in the back. It should not take many turns to get these out.

4) Disassemble and using Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol clean all Gold connectors with a Q-Tip.

5) Assemble in the reverse order.

If anyone has ever taken apart a video game controller (NES, SNES, N64, PSone, PS2, XBox, etc) the same principles adhear to this. There are essentially 3 pieces. The Black plastic, a rubber middle piece (used to pop the plastic back out), and a simple circuit board.

The connectors inside the indents of the rubber will collect dust/grime. This will transfer to the circuit board. When these connections are not good, intermittant or complete failure to work will result.

Remember to use Rubbing alcohol because it will not harm the electronics of the board. DO NOT USE WATER!

Okay, thanks again TCCA! $2 worth of tools and $2 worth of Rubbing alcohol. Now my Cruise Control works just like it did out of the factory!


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Moderators, is there any way to get this posted to the Wiki and maybe add it to the Topic Finder and/or the How To Solutions?

If need be, I'll re-write the procedure.
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Moderators, is there any way to get this posted to the Wiki and maybe add it to the Topic Finder and/or the How To Solutions?

If need be, I'll re-write the procedure.
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Make a new topic and I'll move it to the common problem section

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