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Cleaning Up Sticky Buttons

The seat warmer button on the drivers side of my 07 Limited sticks and is both hard to depress and takes forever to return to its original position. Anyone know 1. what may be causing it and 2. how to clean it up without breaking. It still works but is rather irritating.
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The seat warmer button on the drivers side of my 07 Limited sticks and is both hard to depress and takes forever to return to its original position. Anyone know 1. what may be causing it and 2. how to clean it up without breaking. It still works but is rather irritating.
Remove the whole bezel and hvac assembly and then remove the switch from behind. Take it apart and clean it
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Re: Cleaning Up Sticky Buttons

Do the switches pop off from the front and easily snap back on?
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Re: Cleaning Up Sticky Buttons

I have used the little packet sized alcohol pads, like what you would use to clean a cut, and slid them in tight button spaces like that. They will clean anything fairly easily and can be assisted with something like a toothpick or even the foil pack they came in.
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I use steam. Works great for anything that is sticky.


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quite possibly the worst thing you can use to clean the electroincs in a vehicle
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quite possibly the worst thing you can use to clean the electroincs in a vehicle
Not on the electronics, the plastics after you take it apart.


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Re: Cleaning Up Sticky Buttons

I took all the center console controls out last weekend and gave them a thorough cleaning with warm soapy water. While I had everything apart I soldered on new bulbs to replace the ones that were burned out and even replaced the ones that weren't so they would match. The original bulbs had a blue rubberized coating on them that made the light pretty dull. Came out great and all the buttons work as good as new.
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