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Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:20 am 
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I was wondering if someone could advise me on how to change the back lighting globe on my climate control panel in my eb fairmont.

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Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:14 pm 
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Have you pulled it apart yet? There is 2 in it 1 at the top that lights the top buttons and a central one that lights the lcd and the rest of it. Ive changed the top one and it required soldering work and it was a b**ch to put back together because the lcd would not display all the segments properly. I got it going after a while and would not be happy if i had to do it again. The globe in there is a long bar shaped one with wires on either end of it and they are hard to find in electronic shops. The one in the middle is the same size as a parker globe but by memory is a solder job too. i have not changed one of those yet but if i were you when you get them replaced dont run your cluster at full brightness as they will burn out quicker. I keep mine only half illuminated.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:23 pm 
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I did my EA Ghia.. (same CC as EB/D)

Go to d**k smith and buy a bunch of blue 3mm LED's, they are a few dollars each and you need about 9 of them for the selection lights..

The backlights are different, there are 3 globes, one behind the LED display (T10 I think) and 2 T5's (don't quote me on the size of those two.) So replace them with LED's or get some globe dye and go for it.

Looks awesome when done.. I have photos of mine on here somewhere I think.
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Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:35 pm 
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Sorry forgot to mention the bottom globe.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:48 am 
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Thanks for the tips
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