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millsymna23
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my bulbs have blown behind the twisty dials which control fan speed and hot/cold air how do i go about changing the bulb/s behind them plus can i put different coloured ones in cheers
digitalbanana
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you can put coloured LED's in. look in the tutorials section or in Haynes Max Power Manual for Corsa B
Alan MacAulay
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I done this a few months ago. I takes a bit of time. You ahve to remove the two vents above the heater controls, then the screws behind there. I think there might be more screws at the bottom near the ashtray, can't remember. Remove the wiring and control lines (this may not be necessary, but I did it to give me more room). On the back of the heater control bit you should be able to see the bulbs, with some footering and fidgiting they can be replaced, then, as Mr haynes says, refitting is the reversal of removal.
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if its a 99-2000 model all I can say is GOOD LUCK
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would it be possible to fit LED's / lights behind the heater / fan controls in a corsa b ?
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I did it on a 2000 model. Aint that hard.
sand-eel
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yes i have done it on my 1999 corsa B sxi it is a very annoying job and takes a few hours i have them in the clock/date thing, behind the heater dials, in ashtray and behind the clocks. the clocks are bloody easy though.
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I have also done the ones behind my controls on a 1999 SXI B - was fucking stupid idea took a good few hours of fiddling and fucking about.


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quote:
Originally posted by pow
I did it on a 2000 model. Aint that hard.



The hardest thing on 1999+ iirc, is that you have to split the back from the front. I was trying to use flat head screw drivers and everything. Little did I know that if you just pull it hard, it comes apart

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i took my centre console out on my 1999 sport, worse mistake ever, ive pulled a wire somewhere and if i leave the car for over a day without running battery is dead
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quote:
Originally posted by millsymna23
my bulbs have blown behind the twisty dials which control fan speed and hot/cold air how do i go about changing the bulb/s behind them plus can i put different coloured ones in cheers


you can also get plain white bulbs similar to the yellow but better, ebay it! i did it on my 1997 corsa dials,clock display,and heater controls only thing i found was that i broke the dial on the fan speed go careful;

on that note how do you remove that middle dial without breaking i want to change all my bulbs in my sport on the weekend and i dont intend on breaking another dial lol
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Originally posted by chunky_nb
on that note how do you remove that middle dial without breaking i want to change all my bulbs in my sport on the weekend and i dont intend on breaking another dial lol

It says in the Haynes manual. But is a bit odd.

Put the fan speed dial in the vertical position (number 3 I think). Then get a small flat head screwdriver. Push it up the hole at the bottom, and there is like a catch. You need to push that up so it actually clears the fan adjuster, and pull the dial at the same time.

I also broke mine when I did it. But found the black plastic bit, stuck it on, and it has been fine ever since. Except I blew the heated screen bulb
FruitBooTeR
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Originally posted by deano87
quote:
Originally posted by chunky_nb
on that note how do you remove that middle dial without breaking i want to change all my bulbs in my sport on the weekend and i dont intend on breaking another dial lol

It says in the Haynes manual. But is a bit odd.

Put the fan speed dial in the vertical position (number 3 I think). Then get a small flat head screwdriver. Push it up the hole at the bottom, and there is like a catch. You need to push that up so it actually clears the fan adjuster, and pull the dial at the same time.

I also broke mine when I did it. But found the black plastic bit, stuck it on, and it has been fine ever since. Except I blew the heated screen bulb



Exactly the same happend to me

Its Verry anoying and time consuming to do it on the facelift models but worth it
sand-eel
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"Except I blew the heated screen bulb"
yup same as me it's a stupid bulb it's soldered in!!!
Kurt
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its the sketchiest mod to do ever! my heat control cable is broke and my leds in the heater panel have never really worked, they flick on and off
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Same Kurt, i had one of my MFD's give up, now one just flashes and when i last got in my car the whole lot had stopped working

CBA to take it apart again though and my heater control now doesnt click anymore it just slides which is different but annoying cause the rear screen doesnt click either


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deano87
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Not worth replacing with coloured LED's until all the standard ones have gone out tbh.

 
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