How to change bulb for heated seat switch?
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Thread: How to change bulb for heated seat switch?

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    Hi Guys,

    I have a 2000 9-5 Aero Estate.

    I have loads of interior bulbs out.

    My question is how do you replace the bulbs for the heated seat and cooled seat switches.

    Is there one bulb or two bulbs per switch?

    Many Thanks for your help in advance........


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    There are 2 bulbs per switch.

    One for illumination of the switch and one for the variable control. From memory they fit / remove by turning them with a small screwdriver.

    They are expensive from a dealer for what they are. I think you can get them elsewhere but I am unsure of the specification

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    These are the sort of thing you need.

    The lamps sit in a holder, retained by wrapping the leads around with a rubber green cap on top. Pull the cap off, unwrap the leads, pop the new one in, wrap the leads, trim, rubber cap back on.

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    changed one of mine! a couple of months ago.You turn them through 90 degrees from the rear there is a slot for a small philips and they just fall out.As stated they are nearly £7 each from main agent.I got mine from Hong Kong for the £2 mark and they took about a week.

    T3 Neo Wedge LED Bulbs is what they are called.

    and this is the guy.just follow his instructions

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2pcs-T3-T4-T5-Neo-We...=item2eb2632024

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    changed one of mine! a couple of months ago.You turn them through 90 degrees from the rear there is a slot for a small philips and they just fall out.As stated they are nearly £7 each from main agent.I got mine from Hong Kong for the £2 mark and they took about a week.

    T3 Neo Wedge LED Bulbs is what they are called.

    and this is the guy.just follow his instructions

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2pcs-T3-T4-T5-Neo-We...=item2eb2632024[/b]
    Cheers Darky, just ordered some, the light for the rotary control on my passenger one is out and I've been thinking about fixing it!

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    Sorry chaps,

    I'm i right in thinking that i need 2 bulds for each switch?

    One each of the one's suggested???

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    I found this and found it really helpful............

    http://photo.platonoff.com/Auto/20060315.S...r_Switch_Bulbs/

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    Excellent work Gents!! Seriious money to be saved here and some decent DIY satisfaction to be had!

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    Sorry to ask a daft question, but do we order the white bulbs, with the green colour added by the green cap taken from the old bulb, or should the green bulbs be ordered instead?

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    Order T3 Green LED

    You do no need to add the green plastic caps they just need screwing in.

    They take about a week in the post.........

    My local main dealer wanted 5.50 per bulb!!!!!!!!!!!

    GREAT VALUE

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    Done. Thanks, mate.

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    Fitted eight of these today in the heater/ventilator switches in the Griffin.

    Half of them don't work. Is it possible I've fitted them incorrectly, or is there some cleaning of the contacts needed in the switches?

    The vendor mentions they have polarity and the bulb angle might be an issue. The way they fit, the only possible option I have is to take them out and rotate them through 180 degrees and re-tighten? The design of the backs of the T3s is also a PITA. The larger ones have a single gap for a flat-headed screwdriver, while the smaller ones have a cross-head type gap which looks like it might impact on the wires to the LED if you're not careful.

    One of them lights then goes out, so I think it must be a dirty connection at fault there.

    I was seriously unimpressed with the way the wiring loom is bent all over the place to the sockets for these switches. Seems a mess under the AC panel.

    Anyone got any ideas?

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    The vendor mentions they have polarity and the bulb angle might be an issue. The way they fit, the only possible option I have is to take them out and rotate them through 180 degrees[/b]
    Yes, they will only work one way round and rotating them will solve the problem if that as opposed to poor contact is the problem

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    Thanks, Mark.

    I'll give it a try.

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    All the switchfronts are illuminated now.

    I'll have to wait until dark to see if the lines on the gnurled wheels are lighting up. It's too sunny, believe it or not.

    I used a hi-lighter pen to mark half of the back of the bulb-holder so I could tell I had turned it 180 degrees.

    So far so good.

    Does anyone know if the headlamp angle adjuster works the same way, as that's dark at the moment?

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