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HOW TO: Change/Fix Faulty Heater Backlight Bulb

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To fix the backlight bulb only takes a couple of minutes,

you don't need to remove the lower dash or heater control box.

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Pull the centre knob from the heater control panel (just pull):

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Then you will see the bulb in the centre, this can be pulled out with long nose pilers or tweeters (no rotation needed). I wrapped a little bit of insulation tape around the nose of the pliers just to protect the bulb on removing/refitting

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Faulty bulb removed, mine had a broken filament, check the filament for breakages as it may just need the connection prongs adjusting.

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The replacement bulb I fitted didn't work at first, but the connection prongs were a bit twisted and didn't make proper contact

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Repeat the process to fit, You can see when fitting the slot inside where the base of the bulb aligns.

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Finished, fully Lit heater panel.

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[nfbr's Hints and Tips]

The bulb you require for the heater panel is a '286' Slim Wedge bulb. 1.2w.

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