Originally Posted by showhat9
Remembering that it'* my wife'* car - the feel has been getting "mushy" for a while. The 50# of pressure is no joke. At first some functioned, others didn't, quickly followed by total failure. Good news is they evidently are getting voltage as they light up, bad news, freakin steering wheel is coming down. I'm seriously considering the toothpick trick as that sounds more stable. Any recommendations on that as well. Surgery slated for this up coming Saturday. BTW what is the beer count on this repair?
My preference would be the JB weld procedure....that'* why I wrote it up. Worked wonders. If you use the toothpick fix, SAVE the little rubber thingies. You can fall back on them if necessary. Some of your switches may not feel 'clicky' when you get them out, but that doesn't mean they don't work. After disassembly, with the microswitches exposed, plug it back in and try them with fingers on the switches. THEN go ahead with the fix if they all work.
Beer count was 9, but I drink fast, and was done in less than an hour. JB weld took overnight to dry, so the rest of the case disappeared.