streering wheel buttons sticky - n-tec+

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streering wheel buttons sticky - n-tec+

Post by chenks » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:59 am

collected my 2012 62 plate n-tec+ on saturday.
all good, but noticed a few little niggly bits.

the buttons on the steering wheel are a bit sticky, pressing them feel sticky and they don't always spring back up quickly or smoothly.
this is on both sides. i suspect they are ditry and have got sticky.
pressing the "cancel" button on the right or the "i" button on the left firmly also causing the horn to operate.

is there an easy way to inspect them and give them a contact clean if required?
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Re: streering wheel buttons sticky - n-tec+

Post by Gel » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:51 am

May be the garage sprayed some dashboard finish spray that caused this; some years ago I had same issue with
built in mobile phone where keys became sticky/ unusable.
You could try a solvent spray such as WD40 or similar- go sparingly I'd suggest to see if this washes off
the residue.
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Re: streering wheel buttons sticky - n-tec+

Post by chenks » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:57 pm

Is wd40 advisable?
Isn't it likely to corrode the circuits or adversely affect the airbag circuit?
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Re: streering wheel buttons sticky - n-tec+

Post by Daewar » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:26 pm

How about some of this? Electrical Contact Cleaner

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=elect ... e&ie=UTF-8
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Re: streering wheel buttons sticky - n-tec+

Post by chenks » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:09 pm

might be worth a try as long as it won't affect the airbag circuitry around it.
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Re: streering wheel buttons sticky - n-tec+

Post by Daewar » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:24 pm

Its designed to clean electrical contacts & many other things electrical, so its designed for circuitry in mind. Its a solvent / degreaser, so you need to keep it away from things that need to stay lubricated.
chenks wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:09 pm
might be worth a try as long as it won't affect the airbag circuitry around it.
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Re: streering wheel buttons sticky - n-tec+

Post by chenks » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:33 pm

So the question is...
Is there anything within the steering wheel area that does require lubrication.

I'll be attempting this without removing the steering wheel.
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Re: streering wheel buttons sticky - n-tec+

Post by chenks » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:38 pm

i tried that contact cleaner, and it seemed to work for a day or so, but the stickiness is back again.
pressing the volume up button feels like it's got chewing gum as it's slow sluggish to move in either direction.
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Re: streering wheel buttons sticky - n-tec+

Post by Daewar » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:51 am

Just a thought, are the buttons removable? I.e. pop off like the keys on a computer keyboard. If they do then just pop them off & clean with a wet sponge / rag etc.
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Re: streering wheel buttons sticky - n-tec+

Post by chenks » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:06 pm

they don't look like removable buttons.

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