Fordmods Logo

Demister switch on console 

 

Page 1 of 3 [ 31 posts ] Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

 
 Post subject: Demister switch on console
Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:17 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 58

Posts: 1027

Joined: 13th Sep 2010

Ride: Ford Falcon AU 2000 Series II

Location: Eagleby
QLD, Australia

Hello again,

I am hopeful someone might provide me with a solution in fixing a minor problem.

2 days ago I had to use the Demister (Rearwindow) switch, the button pressed down ok and light shown + demister light shows up in dashboard. (Ford AUII)

Whilst driving home, the light in the demister button failed to light up. however, the demister symbol in the dashboard remained lit until I depressed the demister switch to off.

I'd like to have this switch working properly. Is this switch easy to remove i.e. to replace a burned bulb or is it a bit difficult?

The switch is located on the facia holding aircon switch, radio and aircon control knobs.

Any suggestions are welcome.

Thanks
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demister switch on console
Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:40 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 3705

Joined: 27th Sep 2006

Gallery: 20 images

Ride: ED Falcon

Power: 133 rwkw

Location: Leeton
NSW, Australia

I did have one here when I was fiddling with my AU install... Pretty sure there was just a twist in globe in the buttons? Pop the AU centre fascia out and have a look see... Easiest way to find out...

Cheers,
Tim

 

_________________

93 Red ED 5spd Manual Build Thread

Performance: Complete AUII VCT Wiring & Power Train, Pacey Headers, 2.5" Exhaust, Exedy Clutch, DBA Rotors
Visuals: FG XR Wheel, XR Front, 17's, BA 5 Spd Shifter, BA Ghia Window Switches, NL Cluster
Tunes: 8" Pioneer Sub, JBL Speakers, Clarion Double DIN Headunit

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demister switch on console
Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:43 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 58

Posts: 1027

Joined: 13th Sep 2010

Ride: Ford Falcon AU 2000 Series II

Location: Eagleby
QLD, Australia

@ TimmyA

Thanks for the quick reply.

Is the Facia Panel easy to come off or is is tricky i.e. something I need to be weary or careful of?

Thanks
Peter
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demister switch on console
Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:58 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 3705

Joined: 27th Sep 2006

Gallery: 20 images

Ride: ED Falcon

Power: 133 rwkw

Location: Leeton
NSW, Australia

Ah yeah can't help you there... When I bought my AU bits it was separate from the dash already and I didn't look to see how it mounted...

Cheers,
Tim

 

_________________

93 Red ED 5spd Manual Build Thread

Performance: Complete AUII VCT Wiring & Power Train, Pacey Headers, 2.5" Exhaust, Exedy Clutch, DBA Rotors
Visuals: FG XR Wheel, XR Front, 17's, BA 5 Spd Shifter, BA Ghia Window Switches, NL Cluster
Tunes: 8" Pioneer Sub, JBL Speakers, Clarion Double DIN Headunit

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demister switch on console
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:56 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 58

Posts: 1027

Joined: 13th Sep 2010

Ride: Ford Falcon AU 2000 Series II

Location: Eagleby
QLD, Australia

TimmyA

No worries, I'll have a play with it, hopefully it wont crack when I remove it.

Cheers
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demister switch on console
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:40 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 843

Joined: 20th Feb 2010

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: AU Fairmont Ghia

Location: Elizibif Norf (Local Spelling!!)
SA, Australia

Should have a twist in type globe on the top of the switch.
You can remove the switch panel (I'm assuming it's a base spec dash) by gently prying it off from the passenger side of the panel with a small flat blade screwdriver.

 

_________________

dc_todd wrote:
Cheap pads squeal like cheap hookers, and you can take that to the bank.


Au Fairmont Ghia
My (Old) 95 EF Wagon

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demister switch on console
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:12 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 58

Posts: 1027

Joined: 13th Sep 2010

Ride: Ford Falcon AU 2000 Series II

Location: Eagleby
QLD, Australia

@ Esteven8

Thanks.

I have not attempted to remove mine as yet but was looking at a spare I had from the wreckers.

I was not sure if there was / is a bolt of screw holding the console insitu prior to prying off from the passenger side.

Would Jaycar electronics have these globes or do I have to buy these from Ford directly?

I have no idea what wattage these are but would be 12v I assume.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demister switch on console
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:51 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 3705

Joined: 27th Sep 2006

Gallery: 20 images

Ride: ED Falcon

Power: 133 rwkw

Location: Leeton
NSW, Australia

May as well replace it with an LED...

I'm pretty sure it's one of these type globes:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1-x-Neo-Wedg ... 19d67197fe

Not sure which size but... I have fitted these to the heater controls in my ED and have never had one fail... Can't remember which size they are either now...

Jaycar doesn't sell these and Ford probably do but I'd stick an LED in it if it were me...

Cheers,
Tim

 

_________________

93 Red ED 5spd Manual Build Thread

Performance: Complete AUII VCT Wiring & Power Train, Pacey Headers, 2.5" Exhaust, Exedy Clutch, DBA Rotors
Visuals: FG XR Wheel, XR Front, 17's, BA 5 Spd Shifter, BA Ghia Window Switches, NL Cluster
Tunes: 8" Pioneer Sub, JBL Speakers, Clarion Double DIN Headunit

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demister switch on console
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:54 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 58

Posts: 1027

Joined: 13th Sep 2010

Ride: Ford Falcon AU 2000 Series II

Location: Eagleby
QLD, Australia

TimmyA,

Thanks for your help. I think LED might be the go.

Does one need to have resistors for these to work or just plug in?

Cheers
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demister switch on console
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:01 pm 
Moderator
Offline

Posts: 14513

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: ford falcon au3 xr8

Location: a shit suburb in sydney
NSW, Australia

maybe im missing something, but au2 the demister switch/button don't light up just the icon on the cluster...
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demister switch on console
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:30 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 3705

Joined: 27th Sep 2006

Gallery: 20 images

Ride: ED Falcon

Power: 133 rwkw

Location: Leeton
NSW, Australia

Built in resistor bondy...

Troy... Maybe? Not sure... My Ed one does so I assumed the au one definitely would... Bondy may need to suss it out first...

Cheers

 

_________________

93 Red ED 5spd Manual Build Thread

Performance: Complete AUII VCT Wiring & Power Train, Pacey Headers, 2.5" Exhaust, Exedy Clutch, DBA Rotors
Visuals: FG XR Wheel, XR Front, 17's, BA 5 Spd Shifter, BA Ghia Window Switches, NL Cluster
Tunes: 8" Pioneer Sub, JBL Speakers, Clarion Double DIN Headunit

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demister switch on console
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:40 pm 
Moderator
Offline

Posts: 14513

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: ford falcon au3 xr8

Location: a shit suburb in sydney
NSW, Australia

my au demister button has no light... only the a/c button...
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demister switch on console
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:41 pm 
Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 2327

Joined: 6th Oct 2005

Ride: 93EB Fairmont / BA Falcon XR6T

Location: Western Sydney
NSW, Australia

On my dads AU Ghia the demister switch illuminates. :?

 

_________________

93 EB II Fairmon8 with 17' EL GT's / Clear indicators / H.I.Ds / Sports exhaust / Lowered 2' / K&N / XR6 ECU.
2004 BA MKI XR6T in Lightning Strike paint / K&N / XR8 bonnet / BF lights and a few tweaks.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demister switch on console
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:42 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 3705

Joined: 27th Sep 2006

Gallery: 20 images

Ride: ED Falcon

Power: 133 rwkw

Location: Leeton
NSW, Australia

Not blown is it troy?

The ghia dash is different from the base model isn't it? Different demister button because of the message centre?

Cheers,
Tim

 

_________________

93 Red ED 5spd Manual Build Thread

Performance: Complete AUII VCT Wiring & Power Train, Pacey Headers, 2.5" Exhaust, Exedy Clutch, DBA Rotors
Visuals: FG XR Wheel, XR Front, 17's, BA 5 Spd Shifter, BA Ghia Window Switches, NL Cluster
Tunes: 8" Pioneer Sub, JBL Speakers, Clarion Double DIN Headunit

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demister switch on console
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:44 pm 
Moderator
Offline

Posts: 14513

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: ford falcon au3 xr8

Location: a shit suburb in sydney
NSW, Australia

no ill get a pic.... unless bondys is a series 1
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 3  [ 31 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:14 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names