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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-19-2010, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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How to take out this panel?

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How to take out this panel (just the one with fan controls on it):

I need to replace one bulb and I dont want to take out whole dash if i dont have to

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-19-2010, 02:35 PM
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YOu need to remove the center console top, and the dash surround. There are bolts behind each one of these that you will need to get to.
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Same way you remove the radio, din removal tools. Bent wire coat hangers work too.

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^^ can I do this without taking out the surrounding plastic using those small holes on both sides? - I meant the din removal way
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Yup. If you havn't done it before use the tools(or U shaped coat hanger wire) put them through the slots and push them outward while pulling both out. The whole assembly should slide out.

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Thanks Matt, I'll try to do it tomorrow

And one question not related to the topic - the tail lights - the one with tbird on it - are they supposed to work, cause I dont see any place to put any bulb in there..
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They should light up, yes. They are LED panels. Chances are, they are either burnt out or very dim and hard to see. Also, maybe double check that they are plugged in. Not likely, but possible

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They use LED strips sealed inside the assembly, the easiest/cheapest way to fix them is to replace them unfortunately. They fail pretty often too.

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they are not plugged in, cause i can see wire attached to reverse lights, but I cant find any plug :-/
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Reverse lights use regular bulbs there is a separate plug for the LED panels
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thanks guys, I thought it was an option or sth, I've found the plugs hidden in some gaps, plugged in and now it works perfectly!

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heh, that's some luck!

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it sure is, now it looks awesome, but I have no idea why someone would unplug those LED lights?!
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it sure is, now it looks awesome, but I have no idea why someone would unplug those LED lights?!
To save wear on them so that you could plug them in at a later date and enjoy them.

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To save wear on them so that you could plug them in at a later date and enjoy them.
Haha, I wouldn't mind
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