Originally Posted by willwren
I'm still looking into a better option for rebuilding these. A complete swap to another type of material.
:( My steering wheel controls have not worked for 3 years, so I followed your directions in the techinfo. I found my rubber pegs in such poor shape that I did not want to reuse them and toothpicks were out of the question, but they did give me an idea
I got an extension tube off the side of a WD-40 can ( you know the red plastic tube), and took some aluminum foil and sprayed a light coating of Pam cooking spray(vegetable oil) on a small area of the foil. I put the foil on top of the burner element on my electric range (set heat at med.). Then gently press and rotate the plastic tube on the foil until a flat disk is formed the size of the large end of the old rubber peg, remove from heat and cool. Cut the tube with new end formed on it a little longer (maybe 1/32 “ longer) than the old rubber pegs. Repeat the process until you have 8 plastic pegs. Install the new pegs in the pods, making sure the new pegs do not bind the holes. Trim or form new pegs if necessary. Reassemble and enjoy crisp control functions once again
Now if I can get that **** HUD display to start working again!