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Hi, me again...
the bulb on the right hand side of the console that backlights the heater controls on the passenger side (LHD) has burned out. does anyone know how to go about replacing that? a quick troll through Pelican doesn't show anything specific, and I infer from what I saw that you would have to take the entire center console out to get access to the area in question. If that's the fix then so be it, however I don't want to start removing my e-brake and shifter and whatnot to get the lower part of the center console out if there's some way of removing just the upper portion...
Thanks in advance!
 

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sadly no. that tells you how to replace the lights behind the gauges... I need to replace the ones behind the upper central console.
 

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If you're referring to the heater control knobs/dials, the bulb is changed by pulling off the knob and removing the bulb behind it with needle nosed pliers or similar...
 

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If you're referring to the heater control knobs/dials, the bulb is changed by pulling off the knob and removing the bulb behind it with needle nosed pliers or similar...
I just did this 3 days ago but I have a problem. I fan knob doesn't fully click in and I can now remove it by hand without any tools. When I first took it off, it required a little bit of strength and prying. The knob for the vents control will no longer attaches. The piece inside the dash that the knob attaches to seems to have moved backwards in the dash a little. I need to fix this before winter when I need my defrosters. Does anyone have an idea how to get the knobs back on tightly like they were before I replaced the light bulbs? I double checked and nothing broke or bent.
 

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I just did this 3 days ago but I have a problem. I fan knob doesn't fully click in and I can now remove it by hand without any tools. When I first took it off, it required a little bit of strength and prying. The knob for the vents control will no longer attaches. The piece inside the dash that the knob attaches to seems to have moved backwards in the dash a little. I need to fix this before winter when I need my defrosters. Does anyone have an idea how to get the knobs back on tightly like they were before I replaced the light bulbs? I double checked and nothing broke or bent.
You can fairly easily remove the whole central dash panel and this makes access to the heater controls much easier. You should be able to then see where your alignment problems are. If you have the keys to remove your head unit - and any necessary codes to re-enable it once you re-assemble it - then the job is a matter of 15 minutes or so to get access.

Good luck!
 

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So I find my issue, the back of the vent controller was not attached to the module. I'm trying to figure out how to put it back together the correct way.
 
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