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Steering Wheel Button Lightbulbs

Hamstar

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I just bought a 2003 Avalanche & I ran it in the dark for the first time last night, and I noticed that some of the control button lights on the steering wheel are out. ???How do I replace them?
 
Thanks to the mod who moved this to the correct section  (y)

Ick. . . I was hoping that it was a standard rocker with a micro-bulb.
 
No it's a little bitty light wired to the Circuitboard, they only run $20.00 a peice
 

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You can pull it out with a small screw driver but it's hard to get to the plug, the wire are not long enough. I changed  mine when I was changing the steering wheel
 
Hmm looking at those LEDS, I dont think I have any to match that color. I may just have to yank them all out and disguise it as a lighting mod.

This is the point where my wife says "It's just a light. . . is it really worth it?" and I look at her doing that head tilt thing like a dog when you change the food on them.
 
They are supposed to light up ? Add me to the stupid questions list.

Over 3 years and I never noticed steering wheel had LEDs, I thought they just glowed in the dark. I always learn my controls so I don't need to look at them, it's always dark when I leave work. I would have noticed if they quit "glowing in the dark"
 
Hamstar said:
Hmm looking at those LEDS, I dont think I have any to match that color.  I may just have to yank them all out and disguise it as a lighting mod. 

This is the point where my wife says "It's just a light. . .  is it really worth it?" and I look at her doing that head tilt thing like a dog when you change the food on them. 

:laugh:
 
Could you explain further, as I have some that need to be replaced

MichiganSilver03 said:
You can pull it out with a small screw driver but it's hard to get to the plug, the wire are not long enough. I changed mine when I was changing the steering wheel
 
Check out this link.

The short version

Disable  the SIR system remove under hood fuse wait 15 minutes for backup power to die

Remove steering wheel airbag, this give you room to either unplug the wiring connection and move the connector around to get enough to get the switches out

With a small flat blade screwdriver put it  down between switch and steering wheel and pry the switches out 


Link
 
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