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Light in HVAC cluster

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by thinkingman, May 2, 2008.

  1. May 2, 2008 at 4:42 PM
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    thinkingman

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    Foglights are for fog, not oncoming traffic!
    Need info on replacing bulb behind the airflow dial in 2006 Tacoma.
    Any help?
     
  2. May 2, 2008 at 5:28 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    There's another thread on here about them somewhere....

    the climate controls just pop out. Not sure about the bulb. It's rather unique, and mine started working again so I never bothered really trying to find a replacement.
     
  3. May 3, 2008 at 5:55 PM
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    CtryBoyInMT

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    There is only one bulb for the complete environmental panel.
    there is a white plactic connector, with the bulb attached, on the back of the unit. The bulb is also white as the refractor's inside are colored.
     
  4. May 3, 2008 at 5:58 PM
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    Really? Mine has a bulb for each control switch....

    I know since the same bulb went out on mine, and I switched it with the fan speed one. Both have been working for several months now without replacing any for some reason... :confused:
     
  5. May 3, 2008 at 6:33 PM
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    I could of swore there was only one. I took it apart trying to see if I could take some ideas or x-reference parts for my modding the 4x4 switch with leds.

    Come to think of it, you're right. They are individual light sockets.
    Disregard all that I posted above!
     
  6. May 5, 2008 at 10:33 AM
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    thinkingman

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    Ok...here it is....
    I pried the face off with a putty knife, same method I've used for other dash bezels...popped right off.
    I looked and poked and prodded, undid a half dozen screws trying to get in there.
    Then, I see, near the top, two small brown plastic plugs with a slot across them for a screwdriver.
    Gently give a quarter turn and there is the lamp in your hand.
    It is a really odd little lamp with a base that we couldn't find in the NAPA catalogs so off I go to the dealer and $10 later, an easy fix for the burnt out lamp.
    Thanks for the followups.
    There are two lamps in the HVAC control, one for each side.
    On mine, the left side was lit, the right, which has the airflow directions, was not and is now fixed.
     
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