Have you been experiencing problems with the controls on your car’s steering wheel? Specifically, are the radio controls not working? If so, you’re not alone. In this post, we’ll walk you through how to diagnose and fix this problem.
First, let’s take a look at a specific case. At Columbia Auto Service, a customer brought in a 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe with only 1,866 miles on it. They reported that none of the controls on the steering wheel were working. After some diagnosing, the team found that a clock spring was broken.
The clock spring is a component that is located between the steering wheel and the steering shaft. Its purpose is to keep wires connected while allowing the steering wheel to turn without breaking them. When the clock spring is broken, it can cause a variety of issues, including the radio controls not working.
To fix this problem, the steering column must be pulled, and the clock spring must be replaced. The clock spring has a ribbon inside of it, which can become twisted and broken. Once the clock spring is replaced, the steering controls should work properly again.
If you’re experiencing similar issues with your car, it’s important to diagnose the problem correctly. In some cases, the issue could be related to a faulty airbag, which would require a different repair process. But if your steering wheel controls are not working, and you have an airbag light on, it’s likely that the clock spring is broken.
In conclusion, if you’re having trouble with your radio controls on your steering wheel, it’s likely a problem with the clock spring. This part can be replaced, but it’s important to have a professional diagnose the issue correctly. By following these steps, you can have your steering controls working properly again in no time.