I removed my steering wheel to have it leather wrapped and now the buttons no longer work. Is there a fuse that controls those buttons ?
Dictator, what if the two harnesses were switched?Take a look at STEERING WHEEL SWITCHES.
You must have poor connection at black connector in steering wheel.
All four switches can not fail at once. Each switch has bulb.
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Hollister SSR --- I thought of the same thing so I tried to do this on a spare steering wheel see please read my previous postDictator, what if the two harnesses were switched?
The plugs have an indexing feature to make them idiot resistant, meaning very difficult to plug into wrong switch without excessive force. I say that it is idiot resistant not idiot proof because if you try hard enough you can put them in incorrectly. The procedure I described using a jumper wire to the column harness would determine if that is a possibility without removing the steering wheel to perform a visual inspection.I tried to reverse the switches on a spare steering wheel that I had thinking if the harness was removed from steering wheel to recover it that harness could have been installed reversed and plugged into wrong switch. You cannot connect the wrong switch properly - the switches are difficult to plug in securely and maybe they are not plugged in all the way.
I looked at wiring diagrams hoping to see one wire that was common to both buttons.
Unfortunately, I did not find any one wire that would effect both buttons (see first two diagrams)
Do the lights in the switches come on? -- If not again suspect switches not plugged in all the way or faulty clock spring
I tried to reverse the switches on a spare steering wheel that I had thinking if the harness was removed from steering wheel to recover it that harness could have been installed reversed and plugged into wrong switch. You cannot connect the wrong switch properly - the switches are difficult to plug in securely and maybe they are not plugged in all the way.
You can determine if the problem is in the steering wheel harness or switches easily with the DIC switches. With the air bag removed (don't forget to remove fuse) you can jumper terminal A to H (use small paper clip that DOES NOT distort the terminal) at the black connector going into the steering column with the key on and engine off. It is a low current circuit will not require a lot of force. Each time you jumper these two terminals the fuel display (range - etc) should change on DIC. Like wise jumping terminals B,C or D individually to H should also change the DIC. see diagram 3.
The radio switches would require resistors to jump, but you could test for 12v on terminal E on steering harness side with key on engine off. (red lead on terminal E, black lead to a known good ground)
If you find you can change the DIC with the jumper the problem is in the steering wheel harness or switches (possible switch connectors)
If the DIC does not change possible clockspring malfunction --- I believe that the clockspring went out on somebody else's after a steering wheel swap. I don't remember who it was possibly @Dr Who?
Let us know what you find out -- I can provide more information to diagnosis the clockspring
Thank you for the reply - it made it easier to find the previous thread. February 2017 -- I didn't think it was that long ago!
Yes, I had a similar problem and yes, the clock spring assembly was the issue. Not expensive and not difficult to change.