Sticky/sticking fan button solutions?

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  1. AmazingFacts

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    The fan buttons, both to increase and decrease fan speed are sticking and seems like the spring on the back side is getting weak. I tried using silicon lubricating spray and pressed the buttons a dozen or so times hoping the lubricant will work it's way in, but buttons are still sticking. Anyone know of any fixes for this?
     
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    Our buttons do the same thing. Once I caught on to what they were doing, I got into the habit of feeling them more carefully to ensure the buttons returned to the neutral position before I let go.
     
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    Adjust the temp on the steering wheel instead of using the fan speed button.

    SM-G960U ?
     
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    My off or auto button will stick sometimes.

    It's often the case with such things that there's a factory-installed lube that gets a bit gummy. Sometimes just spraying a new kind of lube over the gummy stuff may help a bit but not be as effective as hoped.

    If mine gets to the point of really annoying me, I will probably remove it from the car and see if I can disassemble the buttons from it on the bench, clean them of any former substances, and then spray them with perhaps Elmer's Slide-All and reassemble. But it hasn't annoyed me that much yet.
     
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    how does adjusting the temp on the steering wheel help with changing fan speed?(n)

    mine has been sticking for a year or so. i also have not been annoyed enough yet to do anything.
    if i'm careful, and press in the right spot, it doesn't stick.
    i may try some contact cleaner someday
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    I'm fairly sure the stickage involves the plastic buttons, not the contacts beneath them. Depending on what sort of contact cleaner, I might be careful about not getting it anywhere but contacts.
     
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    maybe just an alcohol swab
     
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    Great thanks guys.
     
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    Mine does the same thing. If it sticks just tap the opposite one to pop it out.
     
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