"Sticky" Buttons on my Car CD Player

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  1. PCMarine

    PCMarine Diamond Member

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    Hey all,
    I have a rather expensive Pioneer head unit (DEH-P8500MP), which I bought about a year ago. This headunit comes with a motorized/detachable faceplate that has the frequently used buttons on it (next/previous track, etc.). Now after daily use, the buttons are starting to stick and it's getting quite annoying - the button is sticking and causing the songs to fast forward instead of switch to the next track and other annoyances.

    Aside from purchasing a new faceplate from pioneer (which is pretty expensive!), is there any way I can somehow "clean out" the buttons or something? I'll have to take a look at the faceplate, maybe there's a way I can dismantle it and clean it out, but I would hopefully like to avoid that.

    Thanks in advance!

    BTW, here are a couple of pics for you guys - although the pics don't do my headunit any justice... the graphics are amazing in real life:

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  2. Zim Hosein

    Zim Hosein Super Moderator<br>Elite Member
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    Radio Shack sells an aerosol spray for electronic equipment, it might be worth a try PCMarine :)
     
  3. Sluggo

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    Cant you just spray it down with WD 40?

    Conducts electricuty and lubricates....sounds perfect
     
  4. BCYL

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    What did u do in your car to make them sticky? ;)
     
  5. PCMarine

    PCMarine Diamond Member

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    I'll give this a try. I was just wondering if a lubricant would work, since there isn't any food or anything jammed in the button joints, I was thinking the actual switch below the button was getting less sensitive or something of the sort.