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Old 01-14-2008, 04:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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backlight on seat heater switch went out... fix?

Does anyone have any printed instructions for replacing the back-light bulb in the seat heater switch? My dealer says it will cost about $100 to replace the bulb!
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Old 01-14-2008, 04:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Me too I have the same problem...I can believe they want 100 bucks for that.
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same thing happen to mine, radio shack sells the bulbs for 2$, it should be a simple fix, but i been to lazy to take off the center console thing to get to the light
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Ive had mine replaced probably about 5 times!!
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Same Problem ...
They chage 100 for fixing that ...
like what the hell !!

Don't know where can actually fix
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same thing happen to mine, radio shack sells the bulbs for 2$, it should be a simple fix, but i been to lazy to take off the center console thing to get to the light
same here, driver-side one dead.
I never bothered to replace it because I pulled the center console before for DVD-Navi mod. Don't ever want to do it again. I don't want to nor do I want dealer to pull the console.

if you're still under warranty DEALER SHOULD REPLACE IT FREE !!!
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same here, driver-side one dead.
I never bothered to replace it because I pulled the center console before for DVD-Navi mod. Don't ever want to do it again. I don't want to nor do I want dealer to pull the console.

if you're still under warranty DEALER SHOULD REPLACE IT FREE !!!
Well, checking with the two acura dealerships here, the bulbs are parts that are warranted for only 20,000km/1 year.

Burrard Acura here indicated that it would cost slightly less than $50.00 to change it out. Not cheap, but definitely cheaper than the Lougheed Acura Quote of $100!
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it's a 2$ bulb, if that. they're just raping you on labor charges
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it's a 2$ bulb, if that. they're just raping you on labor charges

True... That's what dealers do... that's how they survive "profitably". If you run a business, wouldn't you do the same, and make sure your profit margin was high enough to ensure the longevity of your business? Who runs a business to "just make ends meet"? It would be downright stupid.

The key for us consumers is to look for the best deal.

If I can do it myself, trust me, I would. But the panels look pretty tricky to pull apart to replace the bulb, without scratching it.
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......But the panels look pretty tricky to pull apart to replace the bulb, without scratching it.
it is indeed ! super hard and tricky to pull up that panel.
trust me it is NOT worth it if all you're looking to do is replaceing that one single bulb.
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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id be interested in a DIY...remember, it's best to just replace both bulbs...incase they become off color
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id be interested in a DIY...remember, it's best to just replace both bulbs...incase they become off color
To remove center console, pretty much same instructions as the short shifter install. Just goto neuspeed's website and download the TSX short shifter instructions.
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To remove center console, pretty much same instructions as the short shifter install. Just goto neuspeed's website and download the TSX short shifter instructions.
ummm no, that instruction is for Accord and is totally off.
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and comptech's instructions are gone too
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id be interested in a DIY...remember, it's best to just replace both bulbs...incase they become off color

check out this thread Need help removing cup holder

I posted a link to an Acura TSX pdf that actually covers this step.

and this thread Comptech S/S install
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