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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-27-2013, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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What Do I Have to Do to Make the Info Button Work?

My Car: Chevy Cobalt 2007/2008 Sedan LT

Alright so I just finished fixing up a chevy cobalt. My first problem was the steering column, so i fixed that, but as I was fixing it, my little brother kept turning the wheel till the wires inside the clockspring ripped. So I went to the junk yard and I bought a steering column, I saw that the steering wheel looked a bit different than mine, but I didn't really pay attention. After I put the clockspring in (which fit quite snugly) I turned on the car and the horn was working, but the info buttons and cruise control weren't. Turns out, the clockspring was from a 2005 Chevy Cobalt, and in between the 05-08 models, the steering wheel changed. Do you guys have any tips on what I should do, or if there is any way to fix this?

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There were a lot more buttons on the steering wheel starting in 07, so you're only fix is going to be getting the right part.

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Well I have both steering wheels and the 05 one has tns more buttons, while 07 one only has four. 05 one has all the sound control buttons. I don't see how it would possibly not work. I looked at the clocksprings from both of them and they looked identical. I don't see why it would not work. Sorry If I sound obnoxius I'm only 16 and this is my first car.
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They look alike but wiring is different. 05--06 are interchangeable but not with 07.

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Alright thanks. I guess I'll just look for a clockspring somehwere :S.

---------- Post added at 10:00 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:37 AM ----------

So today I woke up and decided that I can't shell out another 100 dollars for a new clockspring (I'm 16, finding a job is sort of difficult while you're in school). I opened up my steering wheel and just sat there for a bit, then came back to this forum and saw the post about clockspring wiring. I looked through it, switched some of the wires around and whala! It worked! I honestly don't know how to thank this forum enough. So generally i guess 05-10 clocksprings work with all the steering wheels. Thanks guys!
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Good job on the fix! Yeah I'm young too I know how it is trying to afford your stuff. Sometimes you have no choice but to make things work.

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