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Sticky Center of Steering wheel on C5

robear

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I have a 2003 50th Anniversary edition Corvette. I recently noticed that the center of my steering wheel where the air bag is stored that the outside cover, also where the horn is, has a sticky substance on it. It is sticky like glue. I don't no exactly what I can use without damaging the plastic material. I do know that lighter fluid is too strong and might damage it. I wondered if anyone else has had this problem with their C5. I'm going to my dealer tomorrow to have something else fixed so I'll ask my Service Advisory if he knows what to do or if this is a problem due to the air bag possibly leaking.
 

itsgud2bking

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2004 coup black/black
I have a 2003 50th Anniversary edition Corvette. I recently noticed that the center of my steering wheel where the air bag is stored that the outside cover, also where the horn is, has a sticky substance on it. It is sticky like glue. I don't no exactly what I can use without damaging the plastic material. I do know that lighter fluid is too strong and might damage it. I wondered if anyone else has had this problem with their C5. I'm going to my dealer tomorrow to have something else fixed so I'll ask my Service Advisory if he knows what to do or if this is a problem due to the air bag possibly leaking.
I have the same issue, believe it's the leather upholstery spray.. I may have used armor all on it. Let me know what you find I would appreciate it.
 

Toms007

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2007 Atomic Orange Coupe
That's a common problem, but I don't remember what the cause or the remedy is. My experience and research says don't use Armorall on any leathers or plastic though. Armorall has chemicals in it that dry the plastic out and eventually causes it to crack.
 

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