Steering wheel buttons not working? - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Third Generation > MK3 Focus

MK3 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the third generation 2012-Current Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-24-2014, 05:38 PM   #1
jergunn1
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Fan#: 203345
Location: Pensacola, FL
What I Drive: 2012 Silver Ford Focus

Posts: 14
Points 52, Level 1
Points: 52, Level: 1 Points: 52, Level: 1 Points: 52, Level: 1
Level Up 4% Completed
Level up: 4% Level up: 4% Level up: 4%
Forum Activity 4%
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
FF Reputation: 1 jergunn1 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Steering wheel buttons not working?

OK I have been asking a lot of questions lately, but hopefully I can find a common issue that is causing all my problems. I recently took my dash out to replace the evaporator. I am by no means a mechanic and that is probably what my problem is now.

I got the car back together and now I have a couple issues.

- volume control on steering won't work
- cruise control on steering won't work
- hill start assist error message
- air bag light comes on


From what I have researched it seems like these issues are all coming from the steering wheel area. I downloaded the manual and have been trying to figure out what the common element is here. It seems to keep coming back to the clockspring or SASM. Anyone have any pointers? I am the point where I am considering taking it to a Ford dealer and asking for there help.


jergunn1 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-24-2014, 06:09 PM   #2
flyboyike
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 98206
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
What I Drive: 2012 Race Red SE sedan

Posts: 635
Points 335, Level 6
Points: 335, Level: 6 Points: 335, Level: 6 Points: 335, Level: 6
Level Up 70% Completed
Level up: 70% Level up: 70% Level up: 70%
Forum Activity 7%
Activity: 7% Activity: 7% Activity: 7%
FF Reputation: 3 flyboyike Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jergunn1 View Post
OK I have been asking a lot of questions lately, but hopefully I can find a common issue that is causing all my problems. I recently took my dash out to replace the evaporator. I am by no means a mechanic and that is probably what my problem is now.
For someone who is "by no means a mechanic" that's quite a job. All kidding aside, kudos to you, I would have never had the guts...
flyboyike is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-24-2014, 06:21 PM   #3
jergunn1
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Fan#: 203345
Location: Pensacola, FL
What I Drive: 2012 Silver Ford Focus

Posts: 14
Points 52, Level 1
Points: 52, Level: 1 Points: 52, Level: 1 Points: 52, Level: 1
Level Up 4% Completed
Level up: 4% Level up: 4% Level up: 4%
Forum Activity 4%
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
FF Reputation: 1 jergunn1 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyboyike View Post
For someone who is "by no means a mechanic" that's quite a job. All kidding aside, kudos to you, I would have never had the guts...
Thanks, it wasn't so bad aside from the steering wheel issues I am having now. Other than that everything went back together no problem
jergunn1 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-24-2014, 06:33 PM   #4
flyboyike
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 98206
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
What I Drive: 2012 Race Red SE sedan

Posts: 635
Points 335, Level 6
Points: 335, Level: 6 Points: 335, Level: 6 Points: 335, Level: 6
Level Up 70% Completed
Level up: 70% Level up: 70% Level up: 70%
Forum Activity 7%
Activity: 7% Activity: 7% Activity: 7%
FF Reputation: 3 flyboyike Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jergunn1 View Post
Thanks, it wasn't so bad aside from the steering wheel issues I am having now. Other than that everything went back together no problem
The idea of taking the dash out in any car scares me half to death. And then with airbags everywhere...
flyboyike is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-24-2014, 06:42 PM   #5
jergunn1
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Fan#: 203345
Location: Pensacola, FL
What I Drive: 2012 Silver Ford Focus

Posts: 14
Points 52, Level 1
Points: 52, Level: 1 Points: 52, Level: 1 Points: 52, Level: 1
Level Up 4% Completed
Level up: 4% Level up: 4% Level up: 4%
Forum Activity 4%
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
FF Reputation: 1 jergunn1 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyboyike View Post
The idea of taking the dash out in any car scares me half to death. And then with airbags everywhere...
Yeah it was a chore. I was very careful around those...

I also just noticed my horn doesn't work. THat also seems to point towards the clockspring from what i can tell. Either it is bad or there is an open in the circuit somewhere.

I did have a plug beside the defrost button thst did not have anywhere to go... wonder if that could be part of my problem....
jergunn1 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-24-2014, 07:46 PM   #6
ELCouz
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Fan#: 157898
Location: montreal, Canada
What I Drive: 2012 focus SE hatchback candy blue

Posts: 465
Points 1,534, Level 22
Points: 1,534, Level: 22 Points: 1,534, Level: 22 Points: 1,534, Level: 22
Level Up 34% Completed
Level up: 34% Level up: 34% Level up: 34%
Forum Activity 30%
Activity: 30% Activity: 30% Activity: 30%
FF Reputation: 1 ELCouz Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I would suggest to recheck all the connectors, to see if you didn't miss one.

For big job like that i recommend investing in a genuine ford service manual (yes they are pricey but really worth it!)
ELCouz is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-24-2014, 07:50 PM   #7
ELCouz
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Fan#: 157898
Location: montreal, Canada
What I Drive: 2012 focus SE hatchback candy blue

Posts: 465
Points 1,534, Level 22
Points: 1,534, Level: 22 Points: 1,534, Level: 22 Points: 1,534, Level: 22
Level Up 34% Completed
Level up: 34% Level up: 34% Level up: 34%
Forum Activity 30%
Activity: 30% Activity: 30% Activity: 30%
FF Reputation: 1 ELCouz Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
here

http://www.helminc.com/helm/product2...112&itemtype=N
ELCouz is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-24-2014, 08:06 PM   #8
jergunn1
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Fan#: 203345
Location: Pensacola, FL
What I Drive: 2012 Silver Ford Focus

Posts: 14
Points 52, Level 1
Points: 52, Level: 1 Points: 52, Level: 1 Points: 52, Level: 1
Level Up 4% Completed
Level up: 4% Level up: 4% Level up: 4%
Forum Activity 4%
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
FF Reputation: 1 jergunn1 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ELCouz View Post
Thanks for the link. I downloaded a Helm service manual from this website. I am digging through it trying to find what may have gone wrong. I keep jumping from one section to the next trying to find out plug "names". They dont go by the numbering on the actual plug for some reason
jergunn1 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2014, 09:09 AM   #9
Squad-G
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Fan#: 141457
Location: Montréal, Canada
What I Drive: 2013 Ruby Red Hatchback Titanium

Posts: 266
Points 823, Level 15
Points: 823, Level: 15 Points: 823, Level: 15 Points: 823, Level: 15
Level Up 23% Completed
Level up: 23% Level up: 23% Level up: 23%
Forum Activity 4%
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
FF Reputation: 2 Squad-G Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
From my experience in life as an engineer, I would suggest this: restart from scratch.

I attached a useful documents for you (you were talking about connectors!)

I uploaded the PDF to this website: http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php...39180236913051
Squad-G is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2014, 09:43 AM   #10
jergunn1
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Fan#: 203345
Location: Pensacola, FL
What I Drive: 2012 Silver Ford Focus

Posts: 14
Points 52, Level 1
Points: 52, Level: 1 Points: 52, Level: 1 Points: 52, Level: 1
Level Up 4% Completed
Level up: 4% Level up: 4% Level up: 4%
Forum Activity 4%
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
FF Reputation: 1 jergunn1 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squad-G View Post
From my experience in life as an engineer, I would suggest this: restart from scratch.

I attached a useful documents for you (you were talking about connectors!)

I uploaded the PDF to this website: http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php...39180236913051


Thanks for the pdf! That should be very helpful! I am driving the car now, but I am hoping I get some time Friday to get in and trouble shoot it a little more. I have an ohm meter I am going to use to do the trouble shooting steps that the manual suggests to.
jergunn1 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:48 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat