Re: how to clean around the climatronic buttons (phanz21)
Do like wyseguy says...take off the trim piece and then unscrew the unit. Then unscrew the face plate and soak it in some medium-to-hot water. If you still have problems with the buttons, take a toothbrush and carefully scrub into the grooves. You can even take the buttons off, but you have to be careful because the clips are rather weak.
I had some Coke drip down my center console a few months ago. When I went to install my OEM aluminum trim, I found Coke everywhere. Inside the radio buttons, Climatronic LCD and buttons, and even under the shifter! So take your time and clean all that gunk out! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif