Awesome, thanks for the tip and the photo! I'm calling my local dealer tomorrow!They are illuminated, I've had mine for six weeks, believing that they were behaving normally. Talked to the Chevy customer line today, and they set me up with a service call at my dealership, to correct the problem. It turns out that quite a few people have this problem. If your steering wheel lights are not working, contact your dealer.
When did you buy yours? What year/model? My dealer is now telling me they do not light up. Your steering wheel looks just like mine, proving to me that they could have lit the controls. I see this as a safety hazard actually because I'm always fumbling in the dark or haveing to turn on the dome light to see them. Your photo proves that they have the capability because your steering wheel looks exactly like mine.Sorry for the misinformation, but as it turns out, after getting the service bulletin, the older models did have a backlight, the updated models do not. So if you do not have the light, you actually have the updated model.
GM should make it right with those who bought a car when they first came out. I'm not going to stop pursuit of this until I make someone at GM very angry! Thanks for the information, please keep us informed of any new information you obtain.There seems to be a lot of misinformation regarding this going around. I just returned from my dealer this morning, he was on the phone with GM, and they swore that they don't light.
I've done quite a bit of research regarding this, and so far, what I've found is that the 2013 Chevy Spark with a build date of up to Sept.2012, don't light, the ones that I have seen light (at least 6) have a build date of Nov. 2012. I think they may have started adding the lights due to complaints, and are denying it, so they don't catch any flak. I was hoping for a retrofit or a new wheel, but they claim the wiring is not there. You are absolutely right, these things are a hazard, they are totally invisible at night, as the area around the wheel is extremely dark. It seems Chevy is not going to do right, and just leave the non backlit models hang.