Right side steering wheel buttons

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  1. lpf

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    Having the 3 A/C buttons and the info button not working I purchased the right part in order to replace them and see what happens. @ Toyota they asked for $350 for a new one so I took the risk to DIY it.
    Just two questions:
    - I need to take out the airbag first (after disconnecting the 12V battery) and then what? Do the buttons come out easily or I have to dismantle the back side of the steering wheel?
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    - Can I connect the battery after replacing to see the new working with the airbag disconnected? Just to test.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Finally it was very easy to replace the right side buttons. Unfortunately changing buttons did not solve the problem, next step it will be the clockspring. Thanks for your help!
     
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    Changed the original clock spring with a Chinese one. Cost €42, dealer asked for €350. Everything works perfect now, 45 minutes DIY work. Hopefully it will last until change the car.
     
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    Hi!
    Would you mind sharing your procedure?
    My right controls are out, and it seems just a bad contact..if I steer 30° left or right they work..
    But as it involves probable airbag disabling.. did you watch a video tutorial?
     
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    For your problem may be 2 main causes. Either control buttons failed or clock spring does not work. I decided to change
    the buttons first and this didn't solve the problem, then I changed the clock spring and everything now works fine.
    So I have the buttons for sale if you are interested.
    The best video for changing a Prius Gen2 clock spring is here:
     
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