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Richard Baker
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« on: February 17, 2011, 01:11:15 PM »

The center bulb which illuminates my radio dispaly has gone out. It there any way to replace it or am I screwed until I decide to replace the entire radio cluster? Cannot afford to do that yet.
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2011, 01:14:44 PM »

I had the exact same bulb go out a couple weeks after I got my Tek and had resigned myself to living with it, but about 2 weeks later it came back on by itself and has been solid ever since. I now have the middle bulb behind the climate control panel go, so the top of the arc of the cold/heat dial is dark - hoping it will also fix itself  Tongue. When I asked on here when the radio bulb went out the response was there's no easy way to replace, as the lights are LEDs on a circuit board, so a fair mess trying to repair.
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2011, 01:54:10 PM »

I am gradually loosing my lighting- the temp arc, the shifter display and the driver's side electric loc switch all have gone dark. It is going to be a spring job popping panels and replacing them ALL with LEDs. I thought the radio might have been an LED- which would be impoosible to replace without really tearingthings down (I have built radios in the past so soldering will not be too much a problem, just getting to it).
What sucks is that that display illumination is always on when the vehicle is active- you turn off the radio and it shows the time. It is designed to require constant illumination to be visible- a poor design choice IMO.
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