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Old 01-19-2010, 07:00 PM   #1
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Exclamation Steering wheel audio controls light out

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I have a question on my 2005 Pontiac Bonneville GXP. I had a light out on the left audio control in the steering wheel. I went down to the local dealer and got a new one, replaced and now...NEITHER works, right side or left side. The controls work but not the lights. I wonder if it is possible if I SCREWED something up? Seemed kind of a bugger to fix but I believe I dit it correct. Any Ideas?

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wow dude I cant say anything other than check your fuses. just a thought ...I cant remember if there are 2 fuses taped up running along the harness from the column. it might be a different car im thinking of but if memory serves me correct they are like a 1-amp illumination fuse for the steering wheel controls. give it a shot.
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How much were they from the dealer, just wondering

I would check those 2 fuses mentioned, if you take off the driver'* knee bolster and bottom sound closeout you can find the fuses going up into the column
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Ok Fellas.. I will check that out this weekend and let you know how it pans out!!
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https://www.gmforum.com/showthread.p...02#post1420702 look here for how to get to them and here is what the look like when you find them
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OUTSTANDING!! I will follow up after I take a look see...Thank you all for your speedy responses!!!
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By the way the left Audio Control was $21.20 after 9% State tax......from the GMC/Buick dealer. On line it was 12.35 plus 15 bucks for shipping..from GM parts direct...yes that is correct tehy wanted 15 bucks...!!
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Default Great Job you Bonneville gearheads!!

Pat yourselves on the back, you made it so easy a caveman could do it!!! The only difference between the detailed photos you provided was my 2A fuseblock was a rectangular black box with (2) - 2 amp fuses inside. One was blown out simply because I must have grounded or shorted when I stuck the small screwdriver into the tab area on the back of the audio control module in the wheel. (BTW those are a [email protected]#$^^ to get out!!)

Again many thanks as all of your help made for a 15 minute fix at lunch!!

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Glad you got it fixed and it was quick! thanks for the update
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