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Heater controls instrument panel lighting questions?? by Curtisk1060
Started on: 12-01-2013 06:21 PM
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Before I tear into my son's 87GT to determine why his instrument panel lights do not work for his heater control panel above the radio, can anyone tell me how many bulbs are needed? which ones? and if brighter replacements are available? I have searched my service manual and it gives absolutely no information on how to replace them, it doesn't mention them at all. I'm sure someone has replaced them before. How hard is it?
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Mine is an 85GT and I don't recall any lighting on the heater panel

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The enthusiast's guide says that there is a #37 bulb for the heater control (glass wedge base). I don't know how many or how to get at it.
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There is a bulb located on the left (oops should be right side Doh!) side of the controls. You have to pull the face plate and then pull the controls out.
However the lamp has wires which are soldered onto the control board and is not a plug and play lamp. (at least on the ones I have played with)
Most I have seen have red wires.
Mine it out also and have been thinking of replacing it with an bright white LED with resistor in series as a permanent replacement.

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The heater control only has one light build on the right side of the unit, that is why it always looks a bit dim. I am not sure of the size. There are alternatives out there, I just ordered replacement bulbs for my entire dash and the rear P-O-N-T-I-A-C light in the back from tlg-auto.com. I am going to use Amber LED'S for the dash to keep the stock look, just brighten it up, and Red LED'S in the back to make the rear light more visible. Check out the site, I had a long conversation with the owner of the company and he has a few how to video's on changing the lights in Fiero's, good luck!
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