Airbag light on too? Clock spring sounds like the culprit.
So I searched but didn't see anyone having the same issue.
The other day i turn my car on and I can not control the radio using the steering controls. I also notice that the paddle shifters no longer work, and either does my horn.
Seems like there is no power going to the steering column.
The turn signals and wipers work though. Is there a fuse for this? Or has anyone seen this before?
Def clockspring. Disconnect the battery. Put key in the ignition. Turn steering wheel 90 degrees to one side, unclip airbag, turn to other and do the same. Pull airbag off. Using a m12 triple square take the bolt out. Pull steering wheel off. Take the steering column cover off. Carefully remove and replace clockspring. Reinstall everything.
Edit: Use this for removal instructions....
Its really really easy. Just make sure you pull the battery and press the brakes to discharge any stored juice. After that you are golden.
It's really not that serious. I just retrofitted a mk5 wheel into my mk4. That requires splicing both harnesses together. Unless you aren't mechanically inclined, then yes take it somewhere.
i dont know why people think this airbags are pretty simple things they can't just go off for no reason
it is involved but its not hard to change the clock spring