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Sticky Steering Wheel Buttons?

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We've had our '02 E320 wagon for a couple weeks now.

I noticed that the steering wheel push buttons are "sticky" - they stick to your finger, as if they're covered with syrup or something.

Afraid to damage the finish, I cleaned 'em (and the st wheel) with mild soap (Woolite)and warm water. They're still just as sticky - almost as if the finish itself is sticky. Maybe damaged with some idiot goo such as Armorall or something?

I'm anxious not to ruin them with solvent - any ideas?
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Thanks, Peter

Do I gather that the fix is to replace the buttons? Could they be removed and clear coated, or something? I bet replacement with OE switches is $$$$

We bought our car used - so I assume we're on our own. Funny, a couple of the wagons we looked at had worn out looking st wheel buttons, which put us off.
Thanks, DC

Did your '00 wagon buttons clean up with Goof off without it removing the little imprinted icons, etc?

Sure - we have Goof Off. It works great - its a really serious solvent!
Thanks, all.

Ours is light grey also. And, yes - cleaning off the dye will bug me too. I'll try rubbing alcohol and a qtip and let y'all know.

I plan to order the leathertique kit with tough up dye also - for the interior in general. Maybe the dye would work on the buttons? We'll see.
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