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Stang70Fastback 11-17-2012 09:30 AM

Various Toggle Switch Lights
So the following switches have burned out their [orange] indicator lights and/or their [green] illumination lights:

- Heated Seats (both)
- Heated Wipers
- Cruise Control
- Rear Defroster
- Fog Lights
- Heated Mirrors
- Hazard Switch? (supposedly it lights up when activated)

Before I attempt to open one of them up, I was curious if anyone else had tried replacing the lights in them, if it was even possible. Thoughts anyone?

SpecBamf41 11-17-2012 04:05 PM

i jujust love sunflower seeds

Stang70Fastback 11-17-2012 04:17 PM

Lol, well I just found this:

And I'm sitting at my desk right now with some of my switches taken apart. So far I've done this! YAY!

PeterJMC 11-17-2012 05:02 PM

Good work! Are there bulbs in the switches or are they leds? Are the bulbs replaceable?

Stang70Fastback 11-17-2012 05:10 PM

The link I posted has all the info. Each switch has two bulbs (not LEDs.) One for the symbol or label that glows when your lights are on, and one for the orange indicator that lights up when you activate the switch. I honestly couldn't do a better job of explaining it than the write-up that I posted up there - it's perfect. My local RadioShack had the bulbs (also listed in the write-up) so I just bought ten of them (ten bucks total) but now I'm thinking I might have to go get more because that's how many different switches are burned out, lol.

broknindarkagain 11-17-2012 09:04 PM


Originally Posted by Swagon_Wagon (Post 4163061)
i jujust love sunflower seeds


monkeyposeur 11-17-2012 09:11 PM

Quit yer smoking swagon.

rdleg05 11-18-2012 12:34 AM

here is another great source for the bulbs if your local RS doesn't have them.

Stang70Fastback 11-18-2012 12:47 AM

I ended up clearing out whatever stock my local RadioShack happened to have. I got everything replaced exgexpt for the heated mirror switch, and only because I ran out of bulbs, lol.

Stang70Fastback 11-18-2012 10:20 AM

I was going to add a write-up about how to replace the bulbs for the switches on the upper dash just below the instrument cluster, since those are a bit different than the ones described in the above link, but I just found someone else's write-up, so to complete this thread, I am adding the link to THAT forum too:

I've now replaced 12 bulbs in the car, and I still have to get to the heated mirror switch, and then see whether or not the hazard switch is supposed to be lighting up (flashing) when activated.

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