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    Steering Wheel Buttons Malfunctioning

    Odd thing happened today - when I pressed the "volume down" tab on the steering wheel, it acted like I hit the "voice input" button. Also, when I hit the "up" button (next to volume) to change song, it acted like I hit the "mode" button. The "voice input" button didn't function at all when I hit it, but the "mode" button functioned normally...

    Hopefully it's nothing major, maybe clean the contacts? Anyone experience this issue?

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    Steering Wheel Buttons Malfunctioning

    My wife’s car (2007 eclipse) got to where the radio would change modes when turning. The radio buttons on all modern airbag wheels connect to the rest of the car via the clock spring. It’s not a very hard repair. But be sure to disconnect the battery for a while before undoing any airbag connections (clockspring)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flareon View Post
    My wife’s car (2007 eclipse) got to where the radio would change modes when turning. The radio buttons on all modern airbag wheels connect to the rest of the car via the clock spring. It’s not a very hard repair. But be sure to disconnect the battery for a while before undoing any airbag connections (clockspring)

    Let me know if you need help!
    I’ve done several (dozen) of these on cars of all makes.
    Kind of confused - are you saying a new clockspring will remedy this?

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    Yep.
    The clockspring is the method of connection between the buttons and the car. If you’re getting the wrong action from multiple wheel buttons then the clock spring is worn out allowing things to touch that shouldn’t. It can get so bad as to make the radio change settings just by steering.

    It is highly unlikely to be anything else.
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    Every once in a while my radio station will randomly change a step in the upwards direction. Glad to finally know why that it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flareon View Post
    Yep.
    The clockspring is the method of connection between the buttons and the car. If you’re getting the wrong action from multiple wheel buttons then the clock spring is worn out allowing things to touch that shouldn’t. It can get so bad as to make the radio change settings just by steering.

    It is highly unlikely to be anything else.
    Awesome. Thanks so much. I never would've thought that'd be the issue, but it makes total sense. Thanks again
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    I don't think it will be the clockspring.

    I had this same problem with my 2013 Turbo while it was still under warranty. My malfunction was with the right side buttons (cruise controls) and it was the same thing. Press one button and another button is activated instead. The dealer replaced the buttons and that fixed the problem. The part used was 96700-2V100 (see this webpage)

    I'm now having the problem starting on the left side buttons (radio controls). I'm expecting having to replace those buttons now. I think there's some flaw in the buttons that is causing these problems.
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    Looks like this part is for the left side controls (the volume controls) like OP (and I) am having trouble with. I might first take the control out and see if it can be repaired in any way. It might just need some contact cleaner shot in the switches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpennin1 View Post
    Looks like this part is for the left side controls (the volume controls) like OP (and I) am having trouble with. I might first take the control out and see if it can be repaired in any way. It might just need some contact cleaner shot in the switches.
    The volume and voice controls are on different pods. Which is why I leaned toward clock spring but yes. It could always be something else.
    No diagnosis is 100 percent infallible
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flareon View Post
    The volume and voice controls are on different pods. Which is why I leaned toward clock spring but yes. It could always be something else.
    No diagnosis is 100 percent infallible
    Yeah. It was weird for me too because it also affected the buttons in the pod below as well. I'm wondering if the buttons on each side are combined electrically somehow. I haven't popped the steering wheel apart yet to check. I'll repost here once I replace the buttons to at least give a testimony if that's what fixes it again on my vehicle.
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