When I purchased the bird, the buttons worked. They stopped working the moment the steering wheel came off... yes, came off while driving it home after purchasing it, driving 70 mph on the highway... you wouldn't believe the pucker factor that situation created- I soon discovered that the the steering wheel nut had been left off at some point.

Anyway... so when the wheel came off, the wires going to the steering wheel controls frayed and I'm assuming touched one another. I have since replaced the part that had the broken wires (also has air bag wires- it's located just on top of the locking plate but I can't remember what it is called.)

My question is: What happened? Is there a fuse somewhere for the radio controls that could have blown to keep them from working? Is it blown at the radio? Thanks for any help y'all can offer.