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Dead LEDs behind a/c button and airflow wheel

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SCFirefighter, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. Apr 15, 2014 at 8:03 PM
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    SCFirefighter

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    Well, the topic says it all. I recently discovered that the a/c button and the third wheel back-lit LEDs are dead. Is there a known remedy for that anywhere?
     
  2. Apr 15, 2014 at 8:05 PM
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    snowgod06

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    crap bolted and welded together....
    pull the hvac panel, replace em?
     
  3. Apr 15, 2014 at 8:06 PM
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    Well, I guess I deserved that one :)
    Do you know of a how to anywhere? I've done a lot to me truck, but none of it has been interior work.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2014 at 8:07 PM
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    will be a lil more expensive, but you could replace that whole hvac, pretty sure you can find a scrapped one somewhere
     
  5. Apr 15, 2014 at 8:08 PM
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    crap bolted and welded together....
    slip like a credit card or something of that fashion under the panel, and pop it out. A theirs one or two plugs on the back, disconnect those and then just look to where the bulbs go.
     
  6. Apr 15, 2014 at 8:16 PM
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    totmacher

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    Cut & broke some stuff.
    Based on my 2005:
    I don't know about the a/c button but the light behind the knobs is easy.
    Use a flat blade or something to gently pry out the bottom of that panel that has the fan & temp knobs. It just snaps in. I think 2 snaps at top and 2 at bottom. Once you get it out, unplug the wires and that'll free up the entire assembly.

    Lights for the knobs are just 1/4 turn base. There are 2 bulbs. You can get the bulb from dealer cheap enough. It's odd but if I remember correctly, the light on the left illuminates the right side and the light on the right illuminates the left.

    Like I said, not sure about the light inside the a/c button. Are you sure the a/c is actually on? I thought my a/c wasn't working (no light and compressor not cycling). Figured out the fan speed knob wasn't making solid enough contact to the copper runner inside the assembly. Fixed that and then the a/c button worked fine again.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2014 at 3:47 AM
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    Thanks for the replies so far. The a/c light comes on when I turn it on. I'm talking about the back-lit behind the wording.
    Can someone point me to the right bulbs so I can get them before pulling the unit out?
     
  8. Apr 16, 2014 at 5:19 AM
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    Try giving the panel a hit with your hand and see if it turns back on.

    I was searching this forum for the bulb size and its common for the bulb to still work but a whack to panel makes it light. I did it and its still on 2 months later.
     
  9. Apr 16, 2014 at 6:20 AM
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    Got it! I don't know what was crazier: how easy it was to pop out the hvac head, or how expensive the little bulb was.
    I attached some pics, including part numbers for others to find in the future.
    Yes, I paid $11 for a little $0.02 bulb from Japan. The third picture shows both bulbs on and where they're located.
    uploadfromtaptalk1397654361931.jpguploadfromtaptalk1397654377354.jpguploadfromtaptalk1397654393445.jpg

    Part number: 84999-10090
     
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  10. Apr 16, 2014 at 8:43 AM
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    totmacher is right on. When you are in there best to replace both bulbs.
     
  11. Apr 16, 2014 at 9:11 AM
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    I replaced mine in the parking lot of the dealer. I'll replace the next one when it goes out. I was appalled at the $11 price tag. I wasn't about to buy two and feel like I bent over voluntarily, again.
     
  12. Apr 16, 2014 at 9:19 AM
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    Wow, most places are pretty pricey for this too. Camelback is $7+, my local dealer's onlne catalog (Copeland) shows $9.
     

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