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Old 01-16-2007, 11:12 PM
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Angry Climate Control Display 1999 E300

Well, if it is not one thing it is another with this piece of @!$#%@$#% it is another.
Now the illumination (i.e. back lighting) on the climate control display does not work when the lights are on. I suppose this means that I need replace the climate control unit at a price that will probably be $3,000.

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Old 01-17-2007, 12:50 AM
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Another option is to check around for a rebuilt climate control unit. It would be cheaper if you don't mind a rebuilt one.

I have problem on my CC unit. The dealer would charge me more than $2k to replace a new OE CC unit. I have lived with the problem for a very long time. Finally, I decided to tackle the problem after knowing how to remove the unit.

Last week, I bought a rebuilt CC unit on-line. It costs only 1/4 of the dealer and is on its way. I will update you after the installation.

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Old 01-17-2007, 06:27 AM
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Here is the part that kills me. This did not happen until I replaced the battery. Seems to me the cars self destroy when you change the battery.
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Old 01-17-2007, 08:00 AM
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Back lighting is done by a replacable bulb..takes less than 5 minutes & bulb is less than $2.
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Old 01-17-2007, 11:54 AM
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Do you have to remove the CC unit in order to replace the light bulk? It's pain to remove the CC unit. Thanks.
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Old 01-17-2007, 04:31 PM
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You may get lucky and find that just disconnecting and re-connecting the connection may get your light back.
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Old 01-17-2007, 04:35 PM
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I hope that a burnt bulb is the problem. With this car's reputation I tend to expect the worst case scenario.

I do have the keys to pull the CC unit. I might have a chance tonight to try to pull it.
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:34 PM
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Get this I put the keys in the CC unit, pulled it from the dash, turned the lights on the the CC display lit. Nice quality.
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Old 01-17-2007, 10:06 PM
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Failed bulbs will often work again after jetting a mechanical jolt. This can let a free-swinging filament touch metal and weld into place. Of course the effect is quite temporary.
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:07 AM
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Get this I put the keys in the CC unit, pulled it from the dash, turned the lights on the the CC display lit. Nice quality.
You still replaced the bulb, right?

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