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Steering wheel controls

I own a 2002 lincoln ls with v6 none of the steering wheel controls are working first the horn stopped working then the cruise control now the stereo controls are working is this computer related, electrical or mechanical

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  • zinafree Sep 05, 2008

    on my 01 LS - first the seat heaters control were backwards the driver control would control the passengers seat. Then, the heater control were backwards, then the cruise control stopped working and now the volume controls for the radio change the station not the volume and my right headlight will snap on and off.

  • triplelfarms Sep 17, 2008

    I have a 2002 Lincoln LS with the same problems. The stereo controls buttons work differently than they are supposed to, the horn doesn't work, and the cruise control doesn't work. Also the airbag light now is on.

  • cherhere24 Dec 13, 2008

    I have the LS V8 ~ 02. None of the controls on the steering wheel work. I bought the car used so I do not have a manual, nor can I find one at any of the parts stores. I have been looking for a fuse diagram, hoping thats all it is. I hope taking apart the steering wheel works. Time to tell hubby what to go do! LOL

    Thanks for any help.

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    I just bought a 2000 LS with the same problem. Nothing on the steering wheel works, and the check engine light just came on. If someone has a solution or knows of a mechanic in the Southern OC area or California, please contact me: or text me 714-341-0559. Thanks!

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Replace the clock spring, or check all the cabling and plugs first. If you are inexperienced take it to an auto electrician, otherwise do it yourself but disconnect the negative battery terminal for 2 minutes prior to opening the steering wheel to check the plugs, as not doing so could cause the airbag to go off. In addition you can also take out the airbag fuse. Check radio control plugs and close it up again and reconnect everything in reverse order. If that doesn't fix it, then have the clock spring replaced professionally, its too much mucking around if you don't know what you're doing.

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change out the clock spring. i had this happen to me google the lincoln ls clock spring installation and then go to the dealership and purchase the part. it will run you about $138.

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