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Old 05 Mar 2018, 12:16 am
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Default Picture of the difference aftermarket backlighting vs OEM makes!

I recently purchased an 05 vert that had all the climate controll backlights out so I purchased a kit off ebay to replace the lamps. I have an 03 wagon so I am used to how they are supposed to look. Boy was I impressed when I fired up the lamps. Check out the comparison photo! Looks like I am going to have to redo my dash lamps now so everything matches!

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Old 05 Mar 2018, 08:42 am
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Cool Re: Picture of the difference aftermarket backlighting vs OEM makes!

what kind of bulbs did you put in there?
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Old 05 Mar 2018, 04:25 pm
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/White-AC-Cl...-/262505834738
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Old 05 Mar 2018, 04:34 pm
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Default Re: Picture of the difference aftermarket backlighting vs OEM makes!

I've got a bunch of blown out bulbs in my a/c cluster, I'd really like to replace them. How hard was it?
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Its very easy! First pull off all the climate control knobs and pry off the power window switch plate with a plastic pry tool or something similar. Disconnect the wires from the switch plate and set it aside. Behind the switch plate there is a screw, unscrew that and use the pry tool to get the trim off. It should come off pretty easy. Unscrew the two screws holding the climate control cluster so you can pull it out a bit for some room to work. Twist the 3 lamps to disengage and remove from the rear. The LEDs I got would not twist in to lock but have notches that line up with the openings. They fit very very snug so no issues with them not twisting to lock. They have polarity so after installing each bulb test to see if it comes on. If it does not then rotate 180 degrees and re install. The lower most bulb is the hardest because its in a tight spot but I was able to get it in with a bit of patience. Once you verify that they all light up just put everything back together in reverse order and you are good to go. The only down side is that the rest of the back lighting in your car will look out dated! I may end up replacing the lamps in my speedo/tach cluster so everything matches.
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Just finished the instrument cluster with the same white LEDs. It makes everything look a cool blue instead of the factory dull green. Now on the the interior lighting.
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