Drivers are only just realising what confusing steering wheel button REALLY does… and it’s blown their mind

DRIVERS are just beginning to realize what that confusing button on their steering wheel really does – and they’re blown away.

The function of the mysterious “Mode” and “Hold” button in such a prime position in the vehicle has puzzled many motorists for years.

It seems that many motorists have no idea what the button on the steering wheel does


It seems that many motorists have no idea what the button on the steering wheel doesPhoto credit: driving tests

Though they’ve often stared at it, or possibly even toyed with it, the purpose has left thousands of road users confused.

However, it turns out that the bizarre button can actually do some extremely useful things – especially for those who like their music loud.

It usually contains the words “mode” and “hold” and an icon of a speaker with a line through it.

By pressing and holding the button, the driver can switch their audio system on or off while keeping their hands firmly on the wheel.

You can also use it to mute the sound or pause playback and vice versa by simply applying pressure to it.

It’s a handy way to sharpen your focus and get rid of the noise in a jiffy — or tune out your passenger’s nonsensical song selections.

In addition, you can also use the button to scroll through different radio channels or stations to find your perfect playlist.

Although many motorists were already aware of the useful feature, some Reddit users were stunned by the revelation.

One person asked if there was a “mute button” in cars, believing it would be a good addition to vehicles.

Several responses bluntly told the poster that it had already been invented while also explaining how to use it.

We’ve already shared how motorists have figured out what the little-known button on their dashboard actually does.

Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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