1998 Cadillac STS buttons

Tiny
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  • 1998 CADILLAC STS
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 117,000 MILES
What is the proper way and tools to replace the interiors bottons for the doors and steering wheel.
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Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 AT 12:13 PM

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For the steering wheel mounted switches, you first need to remove the inflator, at least from the wheel. Here is the procedure for that.


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Steering Wheel Inflator Module Replacement
Removal Procedure
Disable the Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system. Refer to Disabling the SIR System in Restraints.
Insert a flat-bladded screwdriver into one of the four openings in the back of the steering wheel.
Turn the screwdriver counterclockwise to disengage the wire from the slot in the inflator module.
Pull the driver inflator module gently away from the steering wheel.
Repeat the same steps for the three other holes.

Here is the process for the switch replacement, if it is not self explanatory after inflator removal.
Steering Wheel Control Switch Assembly Replacement
Removal Procedure
Disable the SIR system. Refer to Disabling the SIR System in Restraints.
Remove the inflatable restraint steering wheel module. Refer to Steering Wheel Inflator Module Replacement .
Remove the screws retaining the steering wheel switches in place.
Disconnect the electrical connection and remove the steering wheel control switch.
Installation Procedure
Connect the electrical connection to the switch.
Install the steering wheel control switch.
Install the inflatable restraint steering wheel module. Refer to Steering Wheel Inflator Module Replacement .
Enable the SIR system. Refer to Enabling the SIR System in Restraints.

On the doors, the window switch is held in by a clip at the rear end. Here is the procedure for it.
Front Door Switch Replacement
Removal Procedure

Insert a flat bladed tool under the rear edge of the mirror and window switch pack.
Push the tool firmly towards the switch plate to disengage the retention clip.
Important: Before lifting the switch plate from the door trim panel, ensure that the flat bladed tool has fully disengaged the retainer clip. Otherwise damage to the switch plate or the retainer clip may occur.

Lift up on the rear of the switch pack and remove it from the door trim panel.
Disconnect the electrical connectors.
Remove the switch pack.

The door lock and memory switches involve removal of trim panel.
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