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Old 10-20-2000, 04:05 AM
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I have an '87 560SEL and the lighting for the controls on the right side of the climate control (economy, off, and the fan control-high, auto, low) are dimmer than those on the left. Is there a bulb that I can change, or do I need new switches (for example, the controls for the back seat, where the actual switches are illuminated). Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-20-2000, 07:57 PM
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You will have to remove the control unit and then replace the bulbs. The bulbs are cheap, it is the labor that costs.

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Old 10-22-2000, 04:13 AM
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Thanks for the advice
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Old 10-24-2000, 09:19 PM
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Well, I got the climate control console out of the car, and I can see the dead lamp through a hole in the front of the unit, but I can't figure out how to get to the lamp. There are 4 screws on the bottom of the unit, I have removed them and there is a circuit board beneath the plastic cover. Now I'm stuck, the circuit board seems to be attached to the control buttons, and doesn't want to come out. What am I missing here? any suggestions would be appreciated!
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Old 10-24-2000, 10:27 PM
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Use a small piece of thin vac line to push over the bulb and pull out. I used to use those plastic shielding covers for wires used by MB. It covered a single wire. Worked great.

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