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Worked great yesterday,cannot locate fuse to check
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: No back light in the dashboard
No No. Just a burnt light bulb. You can replace it very easily. The knob on the controls can be pulled of. Use a rag or cloth to protect the knob then pull it out with pliers. Inside the little hole use a small piece of hose that fits over it and the bulb straight out. Just reconize the position of the bulb when you pull it out to align the new on correctly. Using the same pice of hose reinstall it. Then turn on the lights. The bulb will heat up the hose making it expand a little and using a little thin screwdriver or pin hold the bulb in place through the tube and pull off the tube. Then with your finger just make sure the bulb hasn't moved. Reinstall the knob in the same postion (only goes one way) and try the knob and the lights. Everything should work great. The bulb from VW is less than 10$, and is an easy do it yourself. You DO NOT have to remove the heater console to do this.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
I opened one when working at a breakers and found dry joints to be the problem,There is 1 bank of fuses under the steering whell and the main one on the drivers side dash viewed with door open.
Posted on Feb 12, 2010
this only occured when the ambient light sensor turned on the headlights when it got to dark. if that is happening then check the headlight switch, the one that also dims the interior lights. mine had a burnt connector and fried the circuit board. replaced it and it works good. check for lose wires and connectors in there as well which likely caused the short.
Posted on Feb 18, 2010
hi, i have seen this problem in about 25 chevy trucks so far, they have a blower motor resistor that gets too hot when using lower blower speed settings and it melts the connector going to it, until the wire eventually looses contact. you can repair this relatively easily, but you have to replace both the blower motor resistor, and the wiring connector. the wiring connector is availible at your local chevrolet parts dealer(probably only gm dealership will have this) and it will be a pigtail harness to solder in or use the **** connectors in the kit. now, to find this part, take the lower cover on the passenger side of the dash out( this cover will be directly beneath the glove box and the radio, on the very bottom of the dash), there will be four seven millimeter head screws to remove, and beneath the cover right next to the blower motor is the resistor with about six wires going to it, wiggle this connector a bunch, try to use the fan speed on the dash, it will work for a bit, but likely will loose connection again. so, get the wiring connector pigtail for the blower motor resistor, and the blower motor resistor, and replace both, should work fine after that, make sure when clipping the wires to the connector for attachment to the new connector, do this one by one so as to not confuse the colored wires order. if you have any more questions, or need further assistance, write a comment to the thread, i will check periodically.
Posted on Jul 26, 2010
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Usually the first thing to inspect when the blower fan stops working is the fuses to see if any are blown. Locate the 10A cluster fuse or the 25A HVAC fuse in your car manual, and examine them to determine if they need replacing. The car owner's manual will tell you where to find the fuses that are connected to the heat and/or air conditioning. On the interior fuse panel of the car, a 30 amp fuse is labeled "Heater" or "HVAC."
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