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AC controls backlight!?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Oh_Six_Taco_4x4, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Dec 16, 2008 at 6:34 PM
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    Oh_Six_Taco_4x4

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    My AC controls backlight is not working. I can't find the fuse to check to see if its blown. Has this happened to anybody and do you know which fuse it is? HELP :confused:
     
  2. Dec 16, 2008 at 6:39 PM
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    Corralitos4x4

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    yes it happens to me every second or third time i start up, you just have to give it alove tap.:frusty:
    I have tore apart the dash 2 or 3 times fowling wires trying to see if its hitting ground somewhere, but still nothing. I am woth you hope someone has an answer.
     
  3. Dec 16, 2008 at 6:43 PM
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    FlawedXJ

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    I actually have a jeep now. Imagine that.
    mine just started doing that a week ago. Doesn't bother me too much though, just slap it and it comes back. Every car I've owned did that. In my chevy it was the front speakers, slap the dash comes on. In my honda prelude it was the passenger headlight, slap it, it comes back. Nothing wrong with a little love tap if it makes things better ;)
     
  4. Dec 16, 2008 at 7:02 PM
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    Oh_Six_Taco_4x4

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    As much as I enjoy slappin my bitch around, I don't think that will work. Here's why, I has never worked. Its been like that since I bought it. (Used BTW)
     
  5. Dec 18, 2008 at 1:03 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    Your LED is burnt out. Bitch slapping the dash causes the filiment to vibrate. When it strikes the other side, the electrical current is enough to hold it in place. When you shut the lights off, it "breaks" free again.
     
  6. Jan 5, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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    subdeep

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    Same thing in my truck. The center knob for the temp lights up, but the fan speen and the vent control knobs are dark.

    Are these bulbs or LED's? Has anyone ever replaced them?
     
  7. Jan 5, 2009 at 11:12 AM
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    05PreRunner

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    TRD intake, JBA "shorty" headers, URD y-pipe
    They are bulbs... I had to replace mine already too...
    The dealer wanted $15 per bulb:eek:

    I ended up buying/using these:
    http://www.oznium.com/corvette-c5-led
    ^^They are only $2.49 each!
    They are dimmer than the original bulbs, but they still get the job done...
    Plus, if you buy these, you get a choice of color...(Blue, Green, Red, White, Orange)
     
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