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Climate control light replacement? easy way? #449571 Sep 4, 12:40am Sep 4, 12:40am
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Climate control light replacement? easy way?
So I wasted $80.00 on ebay for a controller, and wasted $120 to the Toyota Dealer to do the labor to replace it because I couldn't figure out how to get to the plugs and no-one wanted to help me with steps to loosen them. One of my green LEDs are out on my 2001 Toyota Celica GT-S and I still have the old controller. Is there a way to take off the plastic without messing up the AC and rear defrost button? Do I need to take off the controller? If so, how? I don't want to waste $200+ for a brand new part when I can just replace the LED myself.

Re: Climate control light replacement? easy way? [Re: Z_Slasher] #449577 Sep 4, 11:33pm Sep 4, 11:33pm
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Re: Climate control light replacement? easy way? [Re: CaffeineKid] #449578 Sep 5, 1:25am Sep 5, 1:25am
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not really. Don't you just twist the bulbs off and put the new ones on?

Re: Climate control light replacement? easy way? [Re: Z_Slasher] #449596 Sep 15, 11:07pm Sep 15, 11:07pm
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Originally Posted by Z_Slasher
not really. Don't you just twist the bulbs off and put the new ones on?

They are not bulbs. They're LEDs soldered to the board.

Re: Climate control light replacement? easy way? [Re: Z_Slasher] #449600 Sep 19, 1:46am Sep 19, 1:46am
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that sucks. the guy on ebay shipped me another controller. how do i get to to the 2 plugs on the controller?

Re: Climate control light replacement? easy way? [Re: wayne0] #449620 Oct 6, 9:09pm Oct 6, 9:09pm
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not really. Don't you just twist the bulbs off and put the new ones on?

They are not bulbs. They're LEDs soldered to the board.

Correction. Actually, according to a post on newcelica.org, they are bulbs, not LEDs. However, they are soldered to the board.

Re: Climate control light replacement? easy way? [Re: wayne0] #449737 Nov 28, 12:41pm Nov 28, 12:41pm
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Correction to the correction!
The soldered LEDs are for AC and rear defrost buttons.
After taking mine apart, I found the bulbs are in a socket that locks into the board from the back. You can replace these with LEDs by removing the bulb and inserting the LED's leads thru the socket holes where the bulb wires went.

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