Question about 2001 Cadillac Sts
The bulbs are not replaceable, u must replace the switch, they just pry out, it is friction press fit
Posted on Apr 29, 2010
On this episode of how to butcher a simple repair.....
In case anyone else finds this old ridiculous "tutorial" -
Starting at the top and using a pick, gently pry the button assembly (from the horn pad side) away from the steering wheel. Work your way down pullimg away slightly, and itll eventually come off. There are 2 connectors on the backs of the assemblies. The top one is on a short length of wire, be careful not to pull it.
Once off, the clips holding the circuit board carriers are easily disengaged, and the carriers removed. Remove the rubber membranes and take the boards off of the plastic carriers.
The bulbs can then be desoldered and removed from their small plastic bases (take note of how the leads are wrapped and bent in on the undersides). Using your fingers, gently pull off the small blue "condoms" to reuse on the new bulbs (without them the buttons will illuminate a brownish yellow color instead of faint green).
Slip the condoms over the new bulbs (make sure they are all the way down) and insert them into the bases. Wrap the leads around the base, cut to length, and press the ends of the leads into the recesses on the bottoms of the bases. They can now be resoldered to the board. Try to center and align them to the best of your abilities.
Reinstall the switch assemblies being careful not to scratch the leather. Don't forget to plug in the new connectors first.
Sounds like more work, but it's much simpler than it sounds. No scratched or gouged plastic, no chance of breaking the buttons, and the lights will be the correct color and brightness.
The bulb type is 7219, you can buy them from ebay, or better quality on sites like mouser.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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