Ever had those stupid bulbs in the climate control go out on you? well they did on my car and it’s damn annoying to drive at night and have to guess at which button to push to get my feet toasty or get some fresh air on my hands and face.
Time: 1-2 hours
Cost: less than $20
– 2x bulbs for the temp bar, PN# 27545-50j00
– Fan switch bulb PN# 27545-50j05
There are 3 bulbs that light up the unit, one lights up the fan speed numbers, one for the upper buttons with the pictures of stick man sitting down with arrows pointing at him, and the last one lights up the lower part of the unit which is the a/c button and the blue/red bar. make a note first about which bulbs are out so that way you which ones need to be replaced.
Remove the upper console and vent assembly by tilting the center vents down and grabbing the console like in the picture and pull.
Remove the 4 screws then unplug it and remove it from the dash
Turn the unit around and pull up on the 3 tabs to remove the cover.
After the cover is removed, there will be a circuit board held down by 3 clips. squeeze the clips with needle nose pliers while gently pulling up on the circuit board.
Lift the circuit board and underneath will be another circuit board with the bulbs on it. in the picture the bulbs are removed, and the fan switch is removed to show all the bulb locations.
To get at the bulb that illuminates the fan speed, the fan switch needs to be removed. this is done by first pulling the knob off and then prying on the three tabs (one at the top and 2 at the bottom) while pushing on the front side of the switch with your thumb.
After all the burned out bulbs are replaced, test the unit first by plugging it in first before reassembling it.