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post #1 of 17 Old 02-14-2010, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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2002 climate control light not working

My center controls is hard to see at night because there is no light. Seems like the bulb in AC/ climate controls are out. How do I take off the center plastics and change the bulb inside if there is one. Anyone had done this issue? Is there a thread on this already I apologise. Thanks in advance.
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there is no bulb you can change, you will have buy a new controller

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Ok thanks. Is there diagrams how to take off plastic covers and panels for center?
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I guess the bulb or LED is enclosed in the plastic. Thanks moderator.

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yes there is a couple of people tried to repair, they sell the led at radio shack for 2dl but so far that i know no one has been able to open it up with out destroying it.

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Just to update, you CAN replace the backlight in the climate controls, at least on my 2002 you can. I got 2 incandescent bulbs from http://autolumination.com/74.htm. They are neo-wedge bulbs and come in various colors. I got the blue to try and stick to the same color as the bulbs that I was replacing. The downside is the replacement bulbs are shorter in the shaft than the bulbs being replaced. I am about to buy another set in the LED style to see if I can improve the brightness (right now it's quite dim). But it's better than dark.
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How did you manage to get the plastic unit out from behind the bracket? I have an 02 as well.

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You have to remove the whole face of the console. Believe it or not you have to start at the plastic surround to the gear shifter. Remove the knob on the 4x4 shifter. Grip the inside edge of the rubber (it has goop that you will likely get on your fingers in the process) and pull up - it pops right off. Turn it 90 degrees and slip it over the top of the gear shifter. There will be two screws that you have to loosen behind that plus two screws under the radio that you undo to remove the whole plastic face that covers the radio and climate control. It also helps to remove the 4 screws holding the radio in place and get that out of the way so you can work easier.

Doing this all from memory so my apologies if I missed a step or two. If you check out the forums I believe someone posted pictures of the process. The repair manual (also posted on the forums) is a valuable tool to have handy for any work you want to do.

Let me know how you make out. Be gentle with the Environmental control knobs and such. Last time I took it out for work I broke the control for the rear defroster.
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The bulb with plastic in tacked is only $21
http://www.courtesyparts.com/27139m-...-p-579901.html

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