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Are the radio and cruise controls on the steering wheel lighted? I thought they were but it was a long time since I was in my car at night and they are not now. If not they should be.

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They are not lighted.
 

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My steering wheel controls don't light up either, and I don't believe they ever did.
 

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MGTD

My audio and cruise control buttons at the steering do not light up also. They are not designed to light up. Hope this helps:)
 

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I asked the same question many moons ago they don't light up.I was told to learn braille so I could feel the writing.They should have been made to light up.
 

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They don't, but I have a hard enough time focusing on little text during the day, I doubt I'd want to try reading little lights on my steering wheel at night...
 

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I guess I just need to drive my car more so I don't need the writing.;)

This falls into the same category as the lighted seat heaters. Worthless labels and the seats operate differently from left to right :(

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mdxwannabe said:
I asked the same question many moons ago they don't light up.I was told to learn braille so I could feel the writing.They should have been made to light up.
I don't see (pun intended) your concern about it! You don't need them lighted cause your hands are there-hopefully! All you have to do is to learn what a specific button does...like you know about your brake, parking brake and gas pedal which are not lighted! Nor is your steering wheel, left-right shifter, honk, wipers controls, sun visors, seatbelt, central console and so forth...they're just "handy"-literally. Just my opinion.

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Since I am waiting for my MDX to arrive I can't check but is there a button behing the controls that will allow you to turn on/off the lights for the controls. Our VW Passat has this button. Just a thought.:rolleyes:
 

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mdxwannabe said:
I asked the same question many moons ago they don't light up.I was told to learn braille so I could feel the writing.They should have been made to light up.
That's funny, braille on a steering wheel. . .
 

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You shouldn't be looking down at your steering wheel in the first place! :D

Keep your eyes on the road!
 

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Hi All:

___I thought you were supposed to pull out a 12 V flashlight to shine on the steering wheel controls at night so you could see what you were doing while changing radio stations or speed while on cruise? At least that is what Acura must have thought you were supposed to do with your $40K automobile … Geeessshhhh ;)

___Good Luck

___Wayne R. Gerdes
___Hunt Club Farms Landscaping Ltd.
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MGTD said:
I guess I just need to drive my car more so I don't need the writing.;)

This falls into the same category as the lighted seat heaters. Worthless labels and the seats operate differently from left to right :(

Chris
YES!

This bugs me no end!

What they should do is simply have two small holes for the light on the "HI" setting, and one hole for the light on the "LO" setting.... not two bulbs, but simply a different 'mask' over the indicators... you'd know which setting it is one simply by glancing down.. Or event two different size holes- one small round, one elongated oval...

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Useful labels

I don't know - I often forget which side of the car I'm sitting on.

With the current system, I simply have to look down at the console and see if I'm on the 'L' side or the 'R' side. This has proven useful on any number of occasions.
 

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Not that this a trick my any means, but I just remember "HI" or the hotter setting is always on when the button is pushed towards the shifter and that the "LO" is away from the shifter.

It's always cold during Chicago winters, so I HAVE to memorize things like the "HI" setting very quickly!
 

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More missing lights

The center console and the rear climate controls also should be lighted. I have my 2003 touing with nav for two weeks and I'm getting really pissed at all the corners Honda cut. There is no excuse for this in a $40,000+ vehicle. How many cars and trucks today, at any price, come without protective molding? This should not be a dealer option.
 

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BaldEagle said:
I don't understand the problem.:8:

Feelin for buttons in the dark and making them function has never been a problem for me.
I caught the double-meaning. Didn't want you to think high-brow was above anyone here.
 

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MDX4now said:
...It's always cold during Chicago winters, so I HAVE to memorize things like the "HI" setting very quickly!
...that's assuming you turn them off during the winter here :2:
 
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