Forza Horizon 5 Controller Disconnected Fix

The Forza Horizon 5 controller disconnected fix will be necessary for players that are trying to play with a controller (and especially a wheel). If this error pops up, you won’t be able to use your peripheral of choice. Fortunately, there are some fixes, and fairly simple ones, which usually make the problem go away. We’ll present them to you in this guide.

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Forza Horizon 5 Controller Disconnected Fix

Controller Disconnected Fix Forza Horizon 5

There are several ways to fix the Forza Horizon 5 controller disconnected issue. First off, you need to check whether your computer is even registering your wheel or whatever it is you’re using. Head into Control Panel, then Hardware and Sound, then Devices and Printers. The controller you’re using should be in there somewhere. If it isn’t, switch to another USB port, and make sure it’s a 3.0 one. While you’re at it, you should check if the game supports the wheel you’re using. Controllers shouldn’t have this problem.

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Now, if you’re controller is connected correctly, then it’s time to start trying fixes. The first one that seems to work for a lot of people is to hold the “Enter” button on your keyboard and then, while still holding Enter, unplug your keyboard. Apparently, this causes the steering wheel / whatever other controller you might be using start working. That’s the most reliable Forza Horizon 5 controller disconnected fix. It might be a bit annoying if your keyboard is plugged into the back of your computer, but hey, it’s not that big of a price to pay to use your wheel, right?

Lastly, there’s a fix that’s just for Thrustmaster wheels. Unplug the wheel and uninstall all the Thrustmaster drivers, then plug the wheel back in. This should make the error go away. However, you will have to manually re-enter all your button and axis mappings and other settings like force feedback, but at least the wheel should be working now. And those are all the fixes we know about. If you have a fix that works for you and we haven’t mentioned, let us know in the comments.

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3 COMMENTS

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    Robert Aldridge

    Thanks, that seemed to fix it for me.

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    Simon Haslebner

    I am using a laptop, and cant rip out my keyboard tho

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      JoeTheBard

      Then take something small but heavy and put it on the Enter key to keep it pressed. Or just hold it down with one hand and play with the other; I don’t know of any other solution.

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