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Hey everybody!


Well, painstainkingly I am in the process of updating my dash lights... WHAT A PAIN! I noticed that my CLIMATE CONTROL LIGHTS ARE OUT AS WELL.... (The big unit) I have already fixed my shifter lights and fan control light.. I read when I searched somthing about behind the buttons, I removed the buttons individually, no luck... Any detailed instructions to change these bulbs...
 

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you will discover a small wheat bulb in the fan speed selector, just can not remember if the push button has one too. There is also one for the ash tray.
 

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I changed the one in the fan speed, and the ash tray, I am attempting to replace the two (?) bulbs that illuminate the AC/CIRCULATE/DEFROST/TEMP CONTROL, HEAT, VENT, FLOOR, ECT. BUTTONS....


Thanks for your assistance.

Phil
 

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You have to pull out the full climate control unit. To do so is a pain in the butt, but well worth the annoyance when complete. Pull out the entire console by unscrewing the 2 screws under the ashtray, then give a good yank to the whole surround, and you'll have easy access to your stereo, climate control, etc. Then you can pop out the climate controlunit and replace the bulbs.

Be very careful not to damage the wood -- it's expensive to replace. I just recently replaced all of the wood in my car, as the previous owner didn't take good care of it...cost me a pretty penny (even from eBay), but now she looks like new!
 

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The P.O. of my car must have been a high schooler who really screwed up installing this cheap walmart cd player.. ugg.... I have removed the ashetray several times to reinstall lights and wires of various kinds...

So what you are saying is I need to remove the ashtray, then the wood trim (which is already cracker...grrrrr.. one is on the way) then reach behind and push the climate control from the rear to remove???

The whole center console is "loose" but doesnt seem easy to remove.... seemes like this kid also left about a dozen screws out of the dash (doesn't sqeak though). My car is great mechanically, and the interior is perfect, but I have put a lot of work into the electrical to restore it.... almost there!

Phil
 

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Yes, that's basically what you need to do.

The console will be tough to pull out at first, but if you pull up on the console where the ashtray sits, then pull it towards you, the whole console will come forward a few inches. Then you just yank it some more and the whole thing will come out, making it really easy to access. Be carful not to crack the plastic on your dash directly above it.

If you're willing to wait a couple days, I'll open mine up and create a photo guide for you on Monday or Tuesday and post it here. (I've done this so many times it takes me about 5 minutes for a complete remove/replace process).

n0alpha
 

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just pulled my climate control out today...dont forget the two screws below the top vents...if you give it a pull when those are still in, you will break the top of the dash off...I didnt do that but I ended up breaking the top of the plastic where the sunroof control is...hidden screws...sheeesh..
Hope that helps
 

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Got it all fixed, thanks... I pulled the entire center console until i realized I could have simply removed the cover to the fan speed selector and pulled the two clips to slide out the climate control.


I need a wood kit for my car to fix all my mistakes!
 
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