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dash light question

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Trever1t, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Dec 7, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    Trever1t

    Trever1t [OP] Well-Known Member

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    On the dash I have backlight for the fan speed and temperature but the air zone selector (defrost, floor etc) isn't lighting up. What do I need to do to fix that?

    thanks :D
     
  2. Dec 7, 2010 at 6:04 PM
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    loaderman82

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    I actually had the same problem with my 06, so I started to dig into it. I started to take off the knob for the defrost etc. and when I gave it a tug the light came on. I guess the light was just loose or had a bad connection somewhere. Try taking off the knob and start digging into it one piece at a time! Good luck!
     
  3. Dec 7, 2010 at 10:16 PM
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    rondog

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    You can either order them in the link I put here:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/te...s-behind-fan-temp-controls-2.html#post2406312

    50 cents a piece or go to toyota and buy them for about $12 a piece. They are easy to replace. You need two of them. If one is out, just do them both.
     
  4. Dec 8, 2010 at 6:25 AM
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    Trever1t

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    very cool, thanks for the help!
     
  5. Dec 8, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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    Trever1t

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    oh, can someone point me to a write up on how to get to the lights? Do I have to pull the dash?
     
  6. Dec 8, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    I took a flat head screw driver with some electrical tape wrapped and you just pry that panel out (I'd start at the bottom). There is 4 tabs, one on each corner. Once you get one, they all come out pretty easy.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2010 at 1:28 PM
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    Trever1t

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    thanks agian!
     
  8. Mar 6, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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    threexcharm

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    I am assuming that the knobs have to be removed to pull the panel?

    This is something I have to do. One of the bulbs burned out and while I have the panel off, I am just going to change them both.

    Appears to be a simple task (which means that I can do it). I am just a
    little leary about damaging the panel while attempting to pop it off the dash.

    Thanks for your imput.

    Joe
     
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