[A4] sticking climate control buttons

Tony Kowalczyk tt-man at msn.com
Tue Nov 9 12:14:33 EST 2004

you guys really don't drink in your cars?!?
how about food?
Jeff, since you said it is not a major problem, i would first just take
an alcohol soaked 'q-tip' and rub around the controls, pushing them in
and out...  the alcohol dries fast and should notice an immediate
if that does work, then i would try Brian's advice.
good luck.
Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2004 14:47:30 -0800
From: Rocky Mullin <caliban at sharon.net>
Subject: Re: [A4] sticking climate control buttons
To: brian at bjwhite.net, JeffR <p1nh3ad at comcast.net>, a4 at audifans.com
i've always thought it was nutso to have a drinkholder right
about the main center console control panel.
At 10:47 AM -0800 11/7/04, Brian White wrote:
>The solution to the problem is to not drink sticky drinks in your 
>car. Syrup from juice, soda and even coffee can get back there and play
havoc with the buttons.
>You can remove the entire HVAC control panel and you can remove the 
>faceplate that contains all the buttons and rinse it out with water and
they'll come back. Be 
>careful removing and reinstalling the faceplate onto the control unit
as the rubber contact points on 
>the printed circuit board are very easy to damage.
>---------- Original Message -----------
>From: JeffR <p1nh3ad at comcast.net>
>> Ive heard some people have had the same issue but i have noticed that
>> few of the buttons on the climate control stick when i push them in
>> it takes a while to become unstuck. does anyone have a good solution
>> for the sticking buttons? its only a few buttons so its nothing major
>> but its a little obnoxious.
>> Jeff
>> '00 1.8T A4

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