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PostSubject: Heater control button lights   Wed May 08, 2013 7:54 pm

Can the buttons for temp, fan and air flow be popped to replace the lights?

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PostSubject: Re: Heater control button lights   Wed May 08, 2013 10:17 pm

theres a write up here somewhere on changing the leds in them
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PostSubject: Re: Heater control button lights   Thu May 09, 2013 9:27 pm

IFallsRon wrote:
Can the buttons for temp, fan and air flow be popped to replace the lights?


The buttons can not be popped off.

However, if you remove the dash fascia panel you can then remove the HVAC control. The control disassembles, and then you can replace the lights and LEDs.

There is a write up I did some time ago that tells how to replace the lights, including the part number for the paint marker you need in order to get the replacement lights to be the right color "eye-ease green." Someone else commented on replacing the LEDs (they are yellow) with different colors like red for the "OFF" LED.

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PostSubject: Re: Heater control button lights   Fri May 10, 2013 9:45 pm

I found the writeups for dash removal and radio replacement. The side panel removal seem key to the dash removal. Replacing the lights will be like repairing the Guitar Hero drum kit. I'll start at Radio Shack for the bulbs but may have a couple options for some more OEM. Seems a best bet to replace all bulbs.
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PostSubject: Re: Heater control button lights   Sat May 11, 2013 12:29 am

Darn I just noticed my heater control buttons arent functioning again. I repaced it last year with a part from the pickapart and thats fried as well
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PostSubject: Re: Heater control button lights   Sat May 11, 2013 2:37 am

A typical failure is the ballast resistors in the control overheat and burn out. There is another writeup on replacing them, I think it is in the same thread. A search on this site for hvac. Display or some such should turn it up.
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