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Old 12-15-2002, 08:32 PM
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Re: Bulb Replacement Help

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Originally posted by bob lindquist
The left side of my heat/ac control panel light is out. I pulled the radio and using a mirror found one bulb E 106 (its sort of in the middle) I think I see E105 way down under the flap control but how do I get e105 out? I guess they twist out but I can barely touch the bottom one. No one said working inside consoles was easy but this has me stopped. HELP
What is it with that left bulb?
Same one went out in my 99!

You're halfway there...
Pull the knobs off the HVAC control and then push on all three (3) stems evenly to "pop" the control loose from the console.
Keep one hand behind the control to catch it when the clips disengage from the console.
Now you can get the whole control up to the radio opening to remove that stubborn bulb/holder.
When I put mine back together, the hardest part (but not insurmountable) was getting all the HVAC control mounting tabs lined up; TIP- start with the tabs at the bottom first and insert them all evenly. Make sure the bulbs (you are changing them both, right?) illuminate before putting the knobs back on.

Let me know if I can be of more help...
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