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    Thread: how to change the heater controls bulb

    1. 11-07-2005 08:13 AM #1
      Hi all
      My bulb has gone behind the heater blower/temp control knobs...how do I replace it. Do I have to take out the whole heater/ashtray assembly???

      TIA


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      11-07-2005 11:05 AM #2
      Quote, originally posted by vw-stuff16v »
      Hi all
      My bulb has gone behind the heater blower/temp control knobs...how do I replace it. Do I have to take out the whole heater/ashtray assembly???

      TIA

      Yes, pop off the heater control cover (I used a small pick), then remove the 4 screws, remove ashtray, remove 2 screws.

      Push back on heater knobs, and swing buttons and ash tray assy left.

      Move heater knobs for better access.. you can get to the one single bulb (middle dial) from there.

      Be careful, some of the clear plastic is brittle.


    3. 11-07-2005 01:44 PM #3
      Thanks...have done just that. Only thing is only the centre dial is illuminated. The blower and the nent control is still in darkness.

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      11-07-2005 04:49 PM #4
      I thought the same thing with my Vento. It's just a crap design.

      I'm thinking of painting that clear plastic 'spider' thingy that distributes the light black (apart from the centre ring and ends of course).

      I'm thinking that this may stop it losing some of intensity at the ends.

      Or put two more bulb holders in, one at each side.

      To keep my VW 100% original, I inflate my tyres with compressed air imported from Germany.

    5. 11-07-2005 10:46 PM #5
      what kind of light bulb is it? LED??

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