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Lights Out on Steering Wheel Control

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by 12ga diesel, May 19, 2008.

  1. 12ga diesel

    12ga diesel Jack of all, Master of none

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    How difficult is is to replace the lights for the steering wheel controls? The top right two are out (volume and seek) and the <- (enter) button on the bottom right are out? It isn't the biggest thing in the world, but when driving at night, it is nice to see where the buttons are without feeling around. Just curious if this is an easy thing to do in the driveway.
     
  2. truckie481

    truckie481 Dagum

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    If your replacing the switch it is very easy, if you want to replace the light bulbs it's a bit difficult due to the small bulbs and the tiny board. The switches pop out with a little prying from a small screw driver but be carefull they don't give you alot of wire to work with, once there out you unplug them and install the new switch or if your doing bulbs you have to take the old switch apart being carefull not to lose the small pieces, desolder the old bulbs and solder in the new ones, I bought mine at Radio Shack fo $1.49 for two.
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2008
  3. truckie481

    truckie481 Dagum

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    I found the part number for the bulbs....7219 micro lamps 12 volt 60 ma from Radio Shack.
     
  4. 12ga diesel

    12ga diesel Jack of all, Master of none

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    Thank you very much.
     
  5. Cheyenne19

    Cheyenne19 Special agent C19 A(ACLU)

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    Does anyone know how much the entire switch is?
     
  6. Drew

    Drew <font color=blue>Capa'n</font>

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    I believe around $35 depending on the dealer.
     
  7. Andy S

    Andy S sure???...cut it!

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    Yes, and new bulbs, even stepping op to LEDs are appx....1 buck...

    ...I say just spend the extra 5 minutes and replace them yourself! If you have any questions just let me know, I replaced all my dash with blue LED's
     

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