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Old 11-15-2000, 01:45 PM   #1
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Question Bulb replacement

Time to replace some of the bulbs in my dash (not the gauges, just the buttons). Any suggestions about how to get to them?

Otherwise I'll have to take pictures.
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Old 11-15-2000, 02:42 PM   #2
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I also need to replace a bulb (rear defrost icon) that "burned out" when I was getting some stereo equipment installed (thats another story). The socket for the bulb is a weird shape, probably going to have to contact the dealer. It's my understanding you have to take a good portion of the dash off to get to them unfortunatly.

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Old 11-15-2000, 03:30 PM   #3
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I might just replace them with white LEDs. Have to get at the bulbs first though.

I'll take pics.
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Old 11-15-2000, 05:06 PM   #4
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That would be great if there were pics and such for replacing those bulbs- tried to get to them one day, pulled the defrost button off, peeked around, but didn't go any further cause I didn't want to break anything!!!

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Old 11-15-2000, 06:02 PM   #5
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Hey CRZ, I told how to do this over on the Yahoo club about 10 months ago...do a search! (Blah!)

Lower the steering wheel, extend it all the way out. The pushbuttons are in a single unit (on each side), like a pod. This may sound bad, but I wedged a small flat blade screwdriver in the round end of the pushbutton assembly. This allows you to apply pressure to that end while you pull outwards with your finger or thumb on the other end (the side that's closest to the steering column). With a little determination, the assembly will just pop out. You can pull it out far enough to change the bulbs without disconnecting the wiring harness (which would require a fair amount of disassembly to do) The red security lamp is an LED. The others are 12V bulbs that you can pick up at Radio Shack. With a little digging over on Yahoo I could find the part number if you want. Several switches have two lamps. The normal background lighting bulbs are covered with a green boot. The ones that are used to indicate that the button is depressed are covered in a orange-ish boot. When you replace the bulbs, just put the boot on the new one, pushed all the way down. The Radio Shack lamps are slightly shallower, and by pushing the boot all the way down, it presets the lamp to the correct height to maintain full brightness. Once you get the switch assembly out, it's pretty self-expanatory.

Let me know if you've got questions. I'm not sure that I've explained it well, and I'm going from memory. I don't even have an SVX any more.

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Old 11-15-2000, 08:05 PM   #6
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If you do happen to find that part # please post it here. I need a replacement for the "green boot" LED for the rear defrost button.

Thanks.
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Old 11-16-2000, 12:27 AM   #7
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Do any of you know if the central locking switch on the center console is also a bulb? I think I can continue to live without it lighting up if it requires more than just a bulb It's the only switch in my SVX that does not light up anymore and it would be nice to see it glow green again

B.C.
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Old 11-16-2000, 05:19 AM   #8
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For the moment I am SVX-less and unable to verify if it ever illuminated or not. What I CAN verify is that the switch is identical to the switch used in certain Nissan models. When poking about under the console I was quite suprised to see the NISSAN logo stamped on the back side of theis switch. The SVX is a custom design, but with liberal use of Nissan parts.
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Old 11-18-2000, 10:32 PM   #9
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Thanks for posting this info- gonna try to change some bulbs before the weekend is up.

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Old 11-22-2000, 04:04 PM   #10
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The center doorlock switch does light up.
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Old 11-27-2000, 06:03 PM   #11
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Someone recently posted the part number for the Radio Shack lamps on the Yahoo site.

Radio Shack Micro Lamps for SVX
#7219 Pkg of 2
272-1092C

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Old 11-27-2000, 06:09 PM   #12
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Thanks for the parts # Rich.

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Old 11-27-2000, 06:14 PM   #13
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No sweat, I mooched them directly from Yahoo, since I couldn't ever find the previous posts about them.

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Old 12-01-2000, 11:54 AM   #14
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Don't replace the incandesent bulbs with white LEDs. They are almost exactly the same size, the rubber boots fit the LED perfectly... but don't do it. It looks like it will work perfectly, but all you will end up with is fried LEDs and scalded fingertips.

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