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Steering wheel control switches no longer light up at night. Is it as easy as popping off the switch ? I was told to be careful that i could set off the air-bag and that the steering wheel has to come off to replace the lights. The same problem exists with the overhead controls used for the garage door opener.

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I had the same problem. The steering wheel controls are very easy to pop off with a small thin screwdriver. Once they are loose just unplug them. Order new ones from your local Chevy dealership. They weren't very expensive. If I remember correctly they were only about $35 each. Just make sure to get the correct color to match your interior.

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