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Re: Seat Heater lights
Over here in Canada the switch is about $150 cnd. I sure like to be
able to replace the bulb. I have no problem handling the soldering
gun. But dismantling the switch looks tricky. I see the red plastic
cover from the front. I guess to dismantle the switch I have to take
it from the back. But the switch seems solidly assembled, not meant
to be dismantled.
Has anyone got experience in dismantling one ?
> Soloman: The problem is as simple as a burned out bulb in the switch. The
> drawback is the switch is expensive to replace ($25+ maybe) for something as
> minor as a bad bulb (maybe $0.50). The seat heater switches are not like the
> other switches (rear defogger, fog lights, ABS) that all have replaceable light
> bulbs. The bulbs in the seat heater switches are soldered in. I dismantled a
> switch (I had a spare with bad bulb) and it looks easy enough to replace with
> three caveats: (1) Be very careful taking the switch apart, especially the red
> plastic part. It is very fragile and the little tabs/feet break easily. Maybe
> some sort of super-glue solvent/remover would help. Also make sure you don't
> lose the little ball-bearing like part next to the moving switch. (2) Be handy
> with a soldering iron. You will be working on a circuit board. (3) Good luck
> finding the replacement bulb.
Solomon Ngan <email@example.com>