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Punto Mk2 Centre Console removal and bulb replacement.
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Punto Mk2 Centre Console removal and bulb replacement.

Hello!

1. Undo the 4mm hex nut in the passenger side foot well and pull away the piece of plastic trim.
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2. Undo the 4mm hex nut in the drivers side foot well and remove the piece of trim as in step 1.
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3. Remove the 2x 4mm hex nuts located underneath the cigarette lighter and ashtray area.
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4. Pull the centre console away from the dash. (note the bit with your "city" button and fog light switches etc will still stay attached. As will the heater fan and blower position knobs, but everything else will pull away) Also, REMEMBER to disconnect the wires powering the cigarette lighter. They simply pull out. Revealing below:
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5. Turn on your sidelights, and the 4 small bulbs behind the remaining heater controls should light up. However, in my case, 2 of them had blown. They are 12v type 286 bulbs that can be purchased easily from places like Halfords. They simply pull out, although they are quite hard to get a grip on. I used a big piece of blue-tak to stick to them and then yank them out! To replace them, simply push the new ones in.


6. Replacing the centre console is the reverse of removal!


Hope that helps someone,
Alan
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Top info Alan can see my controls now at night!!
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Re: Punto Mk2 Centre Console removal and bulb replacement.

I have a small/ or large problem. When i try to pull the dash back, it hits the plastic base of the gearstick. I've tried bending the dash and everything but it wont go passed it... . Help anyone?

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Never mind hah. I pulled it harder this time and it made a snapping noise... but it went back on fine so im guessing i did it right.

Thanks for the tut .
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Re: Punto Mk2 Centre Console removal and bulb replacement.

Were are the nuts in the sporting...... because i cant see them in the centre bit or down the sides ?
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Re: Punto Mk2 Centre Console removal and bulb replacement.

I have removed the four nuts, but the console will not budge, any hint on how to lever it away with no damage?

I wil retry with a better 4mm key.
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I have removed the four nuts, but the console will not budge, any hint on how to lever it away with no damage?

I wil retry with a better 4mm key.

Hi mate,

Its should come away fairly easily. Do you have the centre console with a DIN slot down by the gearstick, or the same as the one in the pictures?

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Hi mate,

Its should come away fairly easily. Do you have the centre console with a DIN slot down by the gearstick, or the same as the one in the pictures?
No, it's exactly the same, I removed the four nuts but it did not budge.

I will try again next week-end.
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Re: Punto Mk2 Centre Console removal and bulb replacement.

hi i done mine the other day but they dont do a very good job or lighting it up. did i just buy some crappy leds? do i need decent ones? they seem bright enough before you put the console back on.
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hi i done mine the other day but they dont do a very good job or lighting it up. did i just buy some crappy leds? do i need decent ones? they seem bright enough before you put the console back on.

Hey, I have the same problem as you mate. However, i took out the orange acrylic inserts from each of the seperate controllers before replacing the panel. After replacing the panel with the acrylics out, the two outer dials are now very bright blue, but the middle fan controller and the bottom sliding jobby cant be seen in the dark.

I assume you used blue LED's judging by the picture on your profile.

My intention is to now put a blue LED strip inside there to boost the blue effect.

Let us know how you get on if you decide to remove the orange acrylics... It does make a serious difference!
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Re: Punto Mk2 Centre Console removal and bulb replacement.

how did you remove the orange from the fan control in the middle and the sliding one? i was thinking of putting the white bulbs back and putting blue filters where the orange used to be.
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Re: Punto Mk2 Centre Console removal and bulb replacement.

how do i remove the filters? i found the bits with orange on but i had to break off the white surround and if i take them out all i can see is a white ring glowing blue no symbols.
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Re: Punto Mk2 Centre Console removal and bulb replacement.

i managed to remove it from the left and right dials but the middle one i couldn't get to. also the symbols around the edges don't light up at all so there must be some sort of orange filter on the part of the centre console.
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The middle control pulls off the same as the outer 2, but then the oart u pull off detatches into 2 parts, i just used a small flat head screwdriver... then the orange bit comes off the same as the outer 2..
as for the slider at the bottom....dont bother removing that....i did, but still cant see the blue through it...too much hassel that one imo...
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Re: Punto Mk2 Centre Console removal and bulb replacement.

what kind of bulbs are in it???
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Re: Punto Mk2 Centre Console removal and bulb replacement.

Hi mate

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They are 12v type 286 bulbs
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