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Over the past few months, the drive mode switch is getting harder to register a push. I have to push very hard to get the drive computer to change mode. I should have had this fixed when I got the car 6 months ago (had 2 weeks of B2B left) but it diddnt really bother me. Now it wont register a push at all. I figure it may need a little contact cleaner or maybe the connector is loose or the switch fell off the back. Either way, I need to get behind the console and I cant figure out how. Ive looked it over pretty close and cant find any fasteners and cant find my copy of the 2013 volt service manual PDF that was floating around a few months ago. It seems like it is press or snap fit on but I dont want to go ripping the panels off and risk breaking them.
 

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Now that you have posted the question, you may find an answer down below in the 'similar threads' box.
 

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Im starting to realize that. Well, mostly finding about other fixes, but not yet on how to remove the console.
 

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Over the past few months, the drive mode switch is getting harder to register a push. I have to push very hard to get the drive computer to change mode. I should have had this fixed when I got the car 6 months ago (had 2 weeks of B2B left) but it diddnt really bother me. Now it wont register a push at all. I figure it may need a little contact cleaner or maybe the connector is loose or the switch fell off the back. Either way, I need to get behind the console and I cant figure out how. Ive looked it over pretty close and cant find any fasteners and cant find my copy of the 2013 volt service manual PDF that was floating around a few months ago. It seems like it is press or snap fit on but I dont want to go ripping the panels off and risk breaking them.
I had the same problem when I first got my 13 at 105,000 miles.
The switch top button pops out using a knife blade, I then squirted a good shot of CRC contact cleaner into it and worked the small button that the cover moves as the CRC dried .
Snapped the button top back on and it hasn't failed in the year since.
 

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From one of the posts listed below. This is most likely your problem and the fix:

"Take a small screwdriver and carefully pry just the drive mode button off (yes, leave the console alone). You will see the small white actual button underneath in the bottom right corner. In park, take a pencil or similar object and verify the actual button works ok. If it doesn't, you'll need to replace. If it does, as I suspect most will, just take two or three tiny pieces of electrical tape layered on top of each other on the back of the drive mode "cap" that you pulled off placed right at the crosshatch (the spot where the back of the cap engages the button). That is literally all it took to fix mine. I suspect things just get loose enough to not fully engage the actual button over time."
 
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