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Braddy 10-30-2012 12:54 PM

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.

SvenskaJeepGuy 10-30-2012 01:13 PM

Re: Cleaning Up Sticky Buttons
 
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Originally Posted by Braddy (Post 704742)
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

Braddy 10-30-2012 01:26 PM

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

06grand 10-30-2012 08:07 PM

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.

Dutch577 10-30-2012 08:16 PM

I use steam. Works great for anything that is sticky.


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SvenskaJeepGuy 10-31-2012 01:51 AM

Re: Cleaning Up Sticky Buttons
 
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Originally Posted by Dutch577 (Post 704943)
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

Dutch577 10-31-2012 05:22 AM

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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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therock2 11-08-2012 03:24 PM

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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